Vegan Diet No Longer Fringe; Backed by American Dietetic Association
(Some hippie, right?)
I can remember when following a vegan diet was considered weird. It was something those funky hippies did. (Nothing wrong with funky hippies, but you know how some people think.) And even if you were a vegan, you weren’t quite sure what to eat much of the time. At least, I wasn’t. I spent part of my childhood in Colorado where white bread reigned supreme. I spent many years eating cooked grains and processed soy products without enough whole, raw plants. I just wasn’t sure HOW to be a vegan because I didn’t have the right support and resources.
But I digress.
During my brief journey upon on this Earth things have changed so much. I now see raw vegan products in mainstream grocery stores, and no one really bats an eye at veganism anymore. Most importantly, organizations such as the American Dietetic Association are behind a vegan diet:
“It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. Well-planned vegetarian diets are appropriate for individuals during all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence, and for athletes.”
I look forward to seeing how things change in the years to come. I can’t wait to keep meeting people whose lives have been positively impacted by following a healthy plant-based diet. And I’m honored to be able to teach people how to do it. It’s one of the most important ways I’m using my life to accomplish good in the world. I’m happily your servant.
Yours in delicious heath!