Why whole food, plant-based?

Eating a whole food, plant-based diet is the most effective way to look and feel your best.
First off, when you eat this way, every bite you take is good for you. Each calorie you consume comes with a plethora of health protective compounds, like vitamins minerals, anti-oxidants, fiber, and thousands of other nutrients that only plants can offer.
That’s not all. By avoiding concentrated fats like oils, as well as refined sugars and flours, your stomach becomes fuller faster. In other words, it is very hard to eat more calories than you need on a whole food, plant-based diet. Calories are no longer your enemy! You can eat to your heart’s content, substituting guilt for pleasure.

You will feel fully satisfied, and will most likely also experience higher energy levels and greater mental clarity. That's quite incredible, isn't it?
T. Colin Campbell, the author of the famous “China Study”, says a whole food, plant-based diet supports health across the board (click here for a good summary). It is no surprise that doctors throughout the country are using it to prevent and even reverse some of our society’s top killer diseases (including the Montefiore Hospital right here in NYC).
A plant-based diet was found to be the most effective for weight loss.  Vegans have an average BMI of 23.6 (well within the healthy range) while meat eaters in the US have a BMI of 28.8 (dangerously close to the obesity range). This may help explain why vegans have a much lower risk of type 2 Diabetes than the general population.
Heart disease—our society’s top killer—was found to be almost nonexistent in populations with diets comprise of whole plant foods. Plant-based diets are also linked to lower rates of certain types of cancer.
No matter your motivations, eating a whole food, plant-based diet will provide you with the nourishment you need to be at the top of your game. Kitchen Therapy will take you there.