Let's make our planet healthier and kinder
Vegan Society of Canada
The new food guide released in 2019 by Health Canada recommends our plates be proportionally filled with at least
88% of plant-based foods and water as the best drink of choice as oppose to milk.
What is plant based diet?
- Diet based on food derived from plant, such as vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, whole gains, legumes, but with few or no animal products.
Many research findings show, by adopting a plant based diet, we lower our risk of heart disease, cancer, type 2
diabetes, and many other health problems. This includes pre-venting approximately 11 million deaths per year,
which represent between 19% to 24% of total deaths among adults.
Here are some important informations to keep in mind:
- The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified processed meat as a carcinogenic group 1 which is defined as "the agent is carcinogenic to humans". Smoking tobacco is another example of the group 1.
- The red meat is classified as carcinogenic level 2A which is defined as "the agent is probably carcinogenic to humans". Other example of Group 2A include "exposure to petroleum".
- It is forecasted that by 2035, 504000 people per year globally will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer directly due to meat consumption. This does not include other cases of cancer linked to meat consumption like rectal, pancreatic, and prostate cancer.
- According to the data collected by Cancer Research UK 2011, going vegan is the 2nd best thing someone can do to prevent cancer after not smoking.
Together we can help the world make a shift to a plant-based diet and goods free of animals products.
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