Plant-Based Foods: Healthful and Honoring to God
December 26, 2011
Welcome to the weekly CVA blog! In it you will find famous
quotes, news and commentaries.
- Kale Is In!
- Famous Quote: James Cromwell, American film and television actor
- Protein in Plant-Based Foods
- Bible verse: Luke 1:46-49
- 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart
- This Week’s Video: John Robbins: Don’t Choose Despair
1. Kale Is In!
With the abundant scientific evidence that a plant-based diet is
good for the environment, our health and of course farmed animals
due to the inherent cruelty of animal agriculture, people sometimes
wonder what the most nutritious and sustainable plant-based foods
are. It turns out that kale tops the list for many reasons,
including: high content of micronutrients/calorie, anti-inflammatory
and immunity booster properties among many others!
Please visit 7
Reasons Kale Is The New Beef:
2. This Week’s Famous Quote
I was so moved by the intelligence, sense of fun and
personalities of the animals I worked with on Babe that by the end
of the film I was a vegetarian.
~ James Cromwell, American film and television actor
3. Protein in Plant-Based Foods
One of the myths surrounding plant-based diets is the belief that
they may lack protein. However, plant-based foods are loaded with
protein on top of being great sources of antioxidants,
phytochemicals, vitamins, fiber, etc. This article explores the
health benefits of 10 plant-based foods that are, of course, packed
Please visit 10 Protein-Packed Plants:
Fortunately, plant-based diets are becoming mainstream and more
people everyday are learning about their numerous health benefits.
What better way is there to show that we care about our bodies,
temples of the Holy Spirit, than by adopting a diet that helps us
stay healthy, reverse disease, show compassion to God’s animals and
help us restore the environment?
4. This Week’s Bible Verse
(RSV) Luke 1:46-49
And Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit
rejoices in God my Savior, for he has regarded the low estate of his
handmaiden. For behold, henceforth all generations will call me
blessed; for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy
is his name.”
We should emulate Mary's submission to God's will by showing
obedience and walking according to Jesus' teachings. Christ
exemplifies for us what reflecting God's love really means: showing
compassion, mercy and love to all Creation.
5. 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart
Dr. Neal Barnard, a member of the Physicians Committee for
Responsible Medicine <http://www.pcrm.org>, who has written 10 books including "Breaking
the Food Seduction", explains why adopting a well-balanced
plant-based diet helps attain a desirable weight rather quickly by
boosting metabolism, and also normalize blood pressure levels as
well as glucose and cholesterol. His latest book "21-Day Weight Loss
Kickstart," teaches step by step how to easily adopt a plant-based
diet, eat all you want and still lose weight.
Please visit Taking
the plunge into a vegan diet:
With obesity rates skyrocketing as well as rates of chronic
diseases, obviously what most people are eating in the US is one of
the culprits and likely that most important one. We have been
blessed with an immense variety of delicious and healthy plant-based
foods! It’s time for people to recognize that they need to take
charge of their health, and one crucial step is to transition to a
6. This Week’s Video: John Robbins: Don’t Choose Despair
In this short excerpt, bestselling author John Robbins, explains
why eating animals is so devastating to our health, our souls, our
ethics, God's animals and planet Earth. He encourages people to
choose hope over despair emphasizing that it's never too late to do
what is right.
Please visit John Robbins: Don't Choose Despair and share with
friends and family!
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