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THE IMPACT ON OUR HEALTH

Contents
  1. Videos.
  2. Documentaries.
  3. Scienttific articles.
  4. Books.
  5. Other resources.

WHY VEGAN?

Noncommunicable diseases kill 41 million people each year and cause 85% of the deaths between 30 and 85 years, as claimed by the World Health Organization. The first cause of death are heart diseases, causing ~32% of those.
A whole-foods plant-based diet has been shown to prevent most of these main killers of women and men. Even reversing some of them (as heart diseases, for example).
If only higher life expectancy wasn’t enough, plant-based diets have been proven to reduce nutrient deficiencies, help maintain a healthy weight and overall improve quality of life in modern scientific papers.

Main resources

Below you’ll find resources we’ve selected personally for each one of the categories.

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VIDEOS

Dr. Michael Greger | How Not To Die
The vast majority of premature deaths can be prevented through simple changes in diet and lifestyle.
Meat And Dairy vs Plant Based Eaters
Are animal products healthier than plant-based foods? the dietary secret of longevity and health in one video.
Power Foods for the Brain
Dr. Barnard has authored over 70 scientific publications as well as 17 books. Find out what he knows about diet and the brain.

DOCUMENTARIES

Forks over Knives
What if one simple change could save you from chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease?
What the Health
A window to the health impact of animal products consumption, and the practices of health and pharmaceutical organizations.
The GameChangers
Meeting visionary scientists and top athletes, a UFC fighter finds the optimal diet for human performance and health.

SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES

The best available resource for scientific studies on health and vegan diets is nutritionfacts.org.
Melina, V. et al. (2016)
Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Vegetarian Diets.
Clarys, P. et al. (2014)
Comparison of Nutritional Quality of the Vegan, Vegetarian, Semi-Vegetarian, Pesco-Vegetarian and Omnivorous Diet.
Esselstyn, C. (2017)
A plant-based diet and coronary artery disease: a mandate for effective therapy

BOOKS

How not to die

Why rely on drugs and surgery to cure you of life-threatening disease when the right decisions can prevent you from falling ill to begin with?

The China Study

The most comprehensive study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease. What they found opened their eyes to the dangers of a diet with animal protein and the unparalleled benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet.

OTHER RESOURCES

Nutritionfacts.org

The best resource on the Internet to find anything you need concerning Nutrition and Health.
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
One of the biggest NGOs on clinical nutrition in the world. Full of information and resources.

The Daily Dozen

Mobile app (Android + iOS) with a simple nutritional guide to secure an adequate diet that promotes health.