After decades of Big Tobacco marketing cigarettes as glamorous, the tide
has finally turned. Smoking is generally recognized to be linked to all
kinds of negative health outcomes including a shorter life expectancy,
cancer, heart disease, and stroke. But Big Tobacco isn't the only
one. The meat industry is responsible for just as many deaths and poor
health outcomes as smoking.
The three most fatal diseases in America are heart disease, cancer, and
stroke. All three have been found to be linked to the overconsumption
of animal products. Not surprisingly, vegetarians and vegans have significantly
lower rates of these diseases than meat eaters. Doctors have been able
to not only prevent, but also reverse, heart disease in patients who switch
to vegetarianism or veganism. In addition, doctors and researchers found
that better eating habits (less animal products) and exercise are just
as helpful at preventing cancer as quitting smoking.
Your health is your wealth. This is why we serve food as medicine.