Founded in February 2019, our mission at Plant Strength Performance is to defy the status quo and prove what’s possible through the power of plants!
Too often we’re told that we need meat and animal protein to build muscle and live a healthy life, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Animal protein actually has many adverse effects on the human body. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) has classified processed and canned meats (like bacon and sausage) as carcinogenic to humans. Meaning, they’re known to cause cancer.
In America, we eat the most meat (aside from Iceland), yet we have some of the highest rates of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity, and close to the lowest longevity of any developed nation. The average American consumes some sort of meat or animal product three times per day, and it’s usually the centerpiece of the meal.
The average American also suffers from cancer or some sort of chronic disease. In fact, one in every three American women and one in every two American men will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in his or her life, and together, one in every four will die from their diagnosis.
However, if you look at the diets of the people from the longest-lived cultures in the world (the one’s author and National Geographic explorer, Dan Buettner, calls the “Blue Zones”), meat and fish consumption averages less than five percent of the diet; dairy less than nine percent; and egg consumption a whopping one percent. Meaning, 85 percent or more comes from fruit, grains, legumes, and vegetables.
For example, the diet of the Okinawans of Japan (who have the most centennial women–the most women to have lived into their 100s), consists of 80 percent carbs, 10 percent fat, and 10 percent protein. Their staple food source is the Japanese sweet potato. And meat is consumed at most once to twice a month on special occasions and in servings of only three to four ounces at a time. Quite the contrary seeing that all we hear in America nowadays is that “carbs are evil” and “protein is king.”
Moreover, animal agriculture is a tremendous detriment to not only the animals but also our environment. It’s estimated that each day in the U.S. alone, 150 million land and sea animals are killed for food consumption, which equates to 55 billion per year. Animal agriculture is also responsible for:
A combined total of 82% of the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
Up to 91% of the Amazon rainforest destruction.
20-33% of all freshwater consumed worldwide.
The use of 45% of Earth’s total land.
And so much more…
By eating a vegan diet for just one day, you save:
1,110 gallons of water
45 pounds of grain
30 square feet of forest
20 pounds of CO2 emission
At least one animal’s life
Meaning, in a year’s time, you save:
401,500 gallons of water
16,425 pounds of grain
10,950 square feet of forest
7,300 pounds of CO2 emission
At least 365 animals’ lives
You also increase your life expectancy, as vegetarians have an 11 percent lower risk for cancer than meat-eaters, and an even lower risk for vegans at 19 percent.
At Plant Strength Performance, we’ll show you:
That you don’t need animal protein to be healthy.
That you can build muscle on a plant-based diet.
That you can eat carbs and burn fat.
That you can make a difference in this world.
And most importantly, exactly how to maximize your results and live your healthiest and happiest life the Plant Strength way!
All facts above are cited from the Plant-Based Eating section in The Winner’s Manual: Take Control of Your Life by Bobby Lynch. You can download a FREE copy of the Plant-Based Eating section by entering your email below.