experts say

When we reduce our meat consumption or go veg it can feel like everyone becomes a nutritional expert that has advice for us, so let’s find out what the actual experts say!

Mayo Clinic

“Just eating less meat has a protective effect. A National Cancer Institute study of 500,000 people found that those who ate the most red meat daily were 30 percent more likely to die of any cause during a 10 year period than were those who ate the least amount of red meat. Sausage, luncheon meats and other processed meats also increased the risk.” Mayo Clinic Official Website

Dr. Frank Hu

“Regular consumption of red meat, especially processed meat, contributes substantially to premature death.” Dr. Frank Hu, Senior Scientist, Harvard School of Public Health

Dr. Markus Keller

“Numerous studies show that vegetarians and vegans have a significantly lower risk of developing diet-related diseases, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertonia, cardiovascular diseases and several cancers.” Dr. Markus Keller, Head of the Institute for Alternative and Sustainable Nutrition (IFANE) in Gießen, Germany

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

“Appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. Well-planned vegetarian diets are appropriate for individuals during all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence, and for athletes.”
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals)

John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

“Almost all of the meat, dairy products, and eggs produced in the United States come from industrial food animal production (IFAP) operations that confine thousands of cattle, tens of thousands of pigs, or as many as hundreds of thousands of chickens at a single facility —and produce enormous amounts of animal waste. IFAP raises serious public health concerns for industry workers, rural communities, consumers of animal products, and the general public.” John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

World Health Organization

“[…] increase [your] consumption of fruits and vegetables, and legumes, whole grains and nuts”
World Health Organization

World Cancer Research Fund

“Basing your diet on plant foods is a great first step to eating well and reducing your cancer risk.”
World Cancer Research Fund

American Institute for Cancer Research

“A predominantly plant-based diet is one of the key elements in recommendations to reduce cancer risk.” American Institute for Cancer Research

The British Dietetic Association

“Well-planned vegetarian diets are appropriate for all stages of life and have many benefits.”
The British Dietetic Association (BDA), 2014

Dr. Michael Greger

“The convergence of evidence suggests that an affordable plant-based diet can help prevent and even reverse some of the top killer diseases in the Western world, and can be even more effective than medication and surgery.”
Michael Greger, M. D.