CHOLESTEROL: Only 7% of people were aware an egg has more cholesterol than a Big Mac. (Egg=212 mg/Big Mac=79 mg) Remember, our bodies produce all the cholesterol necessary for cell function. Our bodies do not require any added cholesterol from foods.
CALORIES: Only 7% of the people surveyed in households with children ages 13-17 knew that skim milk and Coca-Cola have about the same number of calories. Of course, Coca-Cola comes packaged with sugar and skim milk comes packaged with cholesterol.
FAT: Only 18% of people knew that 70% of calories in cheese comes from fat. (Remember the billboards that were only advertised for a very short period of time, showing a person's thigh covered in cellulite with the caption, "Got cheese?"). I am assuming someone working very closely with the Dairy Council had something to do with the ads disappearing......
CALCIUM: Only 22% of people were aware that beans and broccoli are high in calcium. Greens contain calcium that is 50-60% absorbable by your body. The calcium in milk is only 32% absorbable.
FIBER: Only 36% of people realized that fish and beef have the same amount of fiber. There is no fiber in animal products.
While following a Whole-Food Plant-Based diet, we get all the nutrition our bodies need as well as fiber which is non-existent in animal products. Vegetables, fruits, whole grains, bean, legumes, nuts and seeds come packaged with disease fighting antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, protein and calcium. When we feed our bodies the nutrition it requires without all the extra fat, cholesterol, artificial additives and preservatives, our bodies have the ability to prevent diseases, stop the progression of disease, and most of the time, reverse some of the damage that's been done.....and it's done very simply.....with the food we have on the end of our forks.......
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