Forks over Knives
“Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline in the film traces the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering yet under-appreciated researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn.”
The Role of Whole Grains in Disease Prevention
“This review summarizes the research supporting whole-grain consumption and gives practical suggestions about how to increase whole-grain intake. Whole-grain foods are valuable sources of nutrients that are lacking in the American diet, including dietary fiber, B vitamins, vitamin E, selenium, zinc, copper, and magnesium. Whole-grain foods also contain phytochemicals, such as phenolic compounds, that together with vitamins and minerals play important roles in disease prevention” (SLAVIN, JACOBS, MARQUART, WIEMER, 2001).
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Why Fruits and Vegetables Are Vital
“Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is important for good health. Find out why experts say Mother Nature’s bounty packs better nutrients than supplements” (Winderlich, 2009).
Whole food diet may help prevent colon cancer, other chronic conditions
“A diet that includes plenty of colorful vegetables and fruits may contain compounds that can stop colon cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases in pigs, according to an international team of researchers. Understanding how these compounds work on a molecular level could be an initial step toward finding treatments for people with cancer, they added” (Sido, Radhakrishnan, Kim, Eriksson, Shen, Li, Bhat, Reddivari, Vanamala, 2017).
Eating meat linked to higher risk of diabetes
“Higher intake of red meat and poultry is associated with significantly increased risk of developing diabetes, which is partially attributed to their higher content of heme iron in these meats, new research shows” (Science Daily).