PEACE BEGINS ON OUR PLATES
First, a plant based diet eliminates the suffering of nonhuman beings.
There is no difference between our pets, “farm animals,” and us with respect to sentience or the ability to feel.
We are all conscious and self-aware. We can all experience love, joy, pain and loneliness because we have central nervous systems. We all have a will to live and want to avoid pain.
Second, a plant based diet improves your health and prolongs your life.
Studies show that pacifists live healthier and longer than humans who eat meat, dairy and eggs. Scientific evidence exists that pacifists dramatically reduce their chances of diagnoses of degenerative diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and autoimmune diseases as well as chronic conditions such as obesity, arthritis, acne and digestive disorders.
Third, a plant based diet creates optimal physical health, well being and energy.
Studies reveal (and I have experienced) that a plant based diet maintains healthy organs, skin, hair and nails.
Your eyes look brighter, whiter and more sparkling; your skin glows; your hair grows faster and looks shinier; your nails get stronger and grow longer; and you feel energetic, happy and optimistic. Your body feels clean and pure because it is. A high intake of vegetables, legumes and health fats protect against skin damage and aging.
Fourth, plant foods are delicious.
A plethora of delicious recipes for all meals and desserts exists in cook books and on the internet.
Yes, you can eat ALL of your favorite foods at home and in restaurants (if you find a competent chef) including pancakes and Belgian waffles with syrup, pizza (Mellow Mushroom’s Holy Shiitake Pie is fantastic-just substitute dairy with Follow Your Heart cheese), pasta, fajitas, chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, carrot cake with icing, ice cream (Ben & Jerry’s is rich and creamy), cookies, candy, french fries, onion rings, burgers (the Beyond Burger and the Impossible Whopper are tasty if you like hamburgers), jackfruit (an amazing cruelty free alternative to pulled pork barbecue), et al. (The list is endless.) You can cook any food you like without violence.
Plant based cooking fosters creativity, and usually tastes as good or better than nonhuman flesh, byproducts and secretions.
Fifth, a plant based diet allows you to eat as much plant based whole food as you desire.
Plant based foods do not contain saturated fats and cholesterol so they are healthful. You can eat and drink as much plant based milk, vegetables, fruit, whole grains and legumes as you want.
Sixth, a plant based diet reduces your carbon footprint.
The most important thing we can all do to save the planet is to eliminate factory farming. The amount of resources (land, food and water) that it takes to produce meat for humans to eat is outrageous. It takes about 20 times more water to produce a pound of beef than it takes to produce a pound of vegetables or fruit.
Seventh, a plant based makes the biggest contribution to saving the planet.
Factory farming of nonhuman beings produces more greenhouse gas emissions than the transportation industry of the entire world.
Eighth, a plant based diet helps feed the citizens of the world.
Feeding grain to nonhuman beings, then killing and eating them remains a very inefficient way to eat.
If everyone in the world ate a plant based diet, we would have enough food to feed the entire world.
Ninth, a plant based diet improves your mood and mental health.
A plant based diet produces lots of serotonin or the happy hormone because plants naturally contain lots of complex carbohydrates.
In addition, nonhuman beings are sentient. They have feelings, and are conscious and self-aware. In the slaughterhouses, they can smell death and fear. They know what is happening to their loved ones, and they know their fate.
When you consume the flesh, byproducts and secretions of nonhuman beings, your energy, mood and spirit are negatively affected because you absorb the energy of their pain.
Tenth, pacifists naturally smell good.
A plant based diet, which is high in vegetables and fruit, keeps your body smelling fresh. Your body odor is significantly more attractive, more pleasant, and less intense than those who consume the flesh, byproducts and secretions of nonhuman beings.
Apparently, a woman’s vagina can develop a fishy odor which is a consequence of a compound of decay called putrescine which is a foul smelling chemical compound that is related to cadverine (a foul smelling compound related to nonhuman tissue). Both are produced by the breakdown of amino acids in living and dead organisms, and both are toxic in large doses. The two compounds are largely responsible for the foul odor of putrefying flesh, and contribute to bad breath and bacterial vaginosis. They are also found in semen.
Women are more likely to get bacterial vaginosis if they have lower levels of phytonutrients like vitamin C and beta carotene in their bloodstream which indicates a low intake of vegetables and fruit. In addition, a high saturated fat intake increases vaginal pH and increases the likelihood of getting bacterial vaginosis. Most saturated fat in the United States, for example, comes from dairy (cow’s milk, ice cream, cheese and yogurt), chicken and desserts.