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Medical advances are growing faster each day but we are growingunhealthier as a nation in every way possible The current top threecauses of death in America are heart disease cancer and stroke Forevery three Americans two are overweight Also type 2 diabetes isexploding among the nation All of these illnesses require at least onething prescription drugs These drugs along with possible operationsand constant routine check-ups cause your health care costs toskyrocket Anonymous A plant-based diet is the healthiest diet toavoid these problems because of its balanced nutrition prevention ofdisease and effortless weight lossTo become healthier we need to drastically decrease the animal productsand increase the amount of vegetables and whole foods we eat this willbalance our nutrition To obtain a balanced nutrition we should have abalance between our energy and nutrient sources Our source of energy comes from proteins fats and carbohydratesCurrently Americans consume twice the amount of these energy sourcesthan is necessary for a healthy diet Protein is the top culprit withthe majority of that coming from red meat which is high in cholesterolalong with saturated fat Weston Protein is essential for the body togrow and repair muscle and other tissues But protein can be found inmany other foods than meat including whole-grains beans nuts seedsand fruit Plant-based whole foods also provide our body withcarbohydrates giving us our main source of energy to get though theday But they do not contain too many carbohydrates that wont be usedthen turning into fat This is why a plant-based diet is healthier thanthe Atkins Diet - which pushes meat and protein but restrictscarbohydrates - you get to eat a healthy amount of both The nutrients our bodies need comes from vitamins water and roughageThese nutrients are what most of our current diets lack The properamount of vitamins are needed for the important roles they play in thechemical processes throughout the body Instead of drinking cows milkwhich contains minimal vitamins substitute it for almond milk
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