Plant Based Foods
How To Incorporate Plant Based Foods Into Your Diet
A whole-food, plant based diet is centered on whole, unrefined, or minimally refined plants. It’s a diet based on fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, and legumes; and it excludes meat, dairy products, and eggs. When I first started my plant-based journey I had no idea what to eat and not eat. So, I started in bits and pieces, and incorporated one item into my food list. The first item I swapped out was cow’s milk.
After watching Gary Yourofsky’s Best Speech You Will Ever Hear I learned a lot about cow’s milk and how calves are taken away from their mother’s as soon as they are birthed. Many of them are tossed into the backs of trucks and hauled away to be butchered for veal. And the poor mother’s are tormented by the loss of their babies almost immediately. And the USDA allows millions of pus cells per one liter of cow’s milk. Yes, you heard me right……pus. You can read more about this here.
So, instead of consuming an animal mother’s milk, I researched plant based milks. Some of the more common milks include soy, almond, cashew, coconut, and most are readily available in grocery stores now. So I purchased a carton of So Delicious Unsweetened Cashew Milk and my first test was pouring it on some cereal. It tasted a bit different from dairy milk, however, it tasted very good. I continued buying and consuming it. As my taste buds adjusted, I was repulsed by the thought of drinking dairy milk ever again.
Since So Delicious plant based milk was good, I tried their chocolate milk, and I liked it way more than animal chocolate milk. Therefore, my next logical So Delicious encounter was their Salted Caramel Cluster Cashew Milk Ice Cream. It was some of the best ice cream I have ever tasted in my life. I have since tried many other of their non-dairy ice creams, and they all exceeded my expectations.
As time went on, I slowly stopped purchasing dead, and tortured animals for my consumption. I gave up eating pigs first. Then I discontinued eating cows. Seafood was the last to go. Then bye bye to eggs. The hardest and the last animal product to go was cheese, as cheese was my favorite. I finally did it though, and am thoroughly excited to try So Delicious’s new non- dairy cheese products.
The road to becoming a plant based eater was not easy. It took me five long years to stop consuming dairy, animal carcasses, and eggs. For many people, they can watch just one food and health documentary, and transform their lives overnight. Click here for Resources Page to see list of recommended documentaries. So, if you can, just start by swapping out just one product and go from there. You’ll start having more energy, lose weight, feel lighter and happier.
In conclusion, the plant based industry is on an astronomical incline. There are countless new items arriving at your grocery stores daily. Some you can order online. And many animal loving companies are reaching out to people to ask what products we want, so we can have compassion for our animals and earth.
Disclaimer: I am currently not endorsed by any companies in this post.