Everybody’s talking about them. They are all the rage.
But they all seem to contradict each other.
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Vegans, real-foodies and cross-fitters: Can’t we all just get along?
I’ve met people who were struggling with autoimmune disease and heart disease who have thrived on a whole food, plant-based diet.
Friends who have struggled with infertility and hormonal issues have seen dramatic results once adopting a real food/traditional food diet. This is the lifestyle I choose and I have never felt better!
Others I know have never felt better once they made the switch to a Paleo lifestyle.
There is evidence and research to support each of these diets, but unfortunately these diets seem to contradict each other in a variety of ways with very little common ground (see diagram above).
So, what is the major food each of these diets has in common?
Fresh, organic vegetables.
Eating more vegetables benefits your body in incredible ways.
Vitamins. Minerals. Nutrients. Fiber.
Your cells need them to function properly. You THRIVE when you are sufficiently nourished with them. Those dark, leafy greens are packed with them; broccoli spears are overflowing with them!
You can see diseases reversed. You can see sluggishness, bloating and fatigue disappear. You can heal from within and feel better than you ever have before. If you sat across from the founders of the Whole food, plant-based diet, Real/traditional food diet, and Paleo diet, they would tell you veggies are at the heart of their food-osophy.
Can eating more vegetables positively benefit your health? Kale yeah, it can!
What do you think? Has one of these diets worked for you? Have you experienced positive results from increasing your veggie intake? What keeps you from eating more veggies?