Monday, 12 November 2012 07:21

Eat to Thrive: Sprouted, Plant-Based Foods Can Prevent & Reverse Disease

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One of the biggest reasons people decide to adapt a plant-based diet is to prevent or reverse disease. Diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer are unfortunate wake-up calls to a toxic lifestyle. Fortunately there are endless cases of people healing entirely simply by changing the way they eat. Some of the most powerful stories are from celebrities, like Bill Clinton, Rosie O’Donnell and Suzanne Somers - their journeys have influenced many people to take a look at their own decisions and habits and make life-changing choices. 

Suzanne has done a lot of work to educate her fans on what she learned through her battle with breast cancer, and her transparency is inspiring. While she doesn’t a promote plant-based diet, she advocates for alternative treatments. I love the piece that she did on her show featuring Way Better Snacks

The segment is called “Eat to Thrive” (perfect title) and Suzanne explains that when she was diagnosed with cancer she asked herself, “what have I done in my life to play host to this disease?” And then quickly realized that she had not taken food seriously (mentioning the “crap tables” (aka craft services) she ate from while on production sets). She decided that “from that moment on I was going to eat as though my life depends upon it and I believe that it does.” What an important recognition! 

I found it very exciting that she used this story to introduce the founder of Way Better Snacks (Jim Breen) and discuss the benefits of sprouted foods. And I agree with Suzanne, Way Better Snacks are better than any other corn chip I’ve ever tasted! I love the emphasis they placed on omega 3 fatty acids - who needs seafood when you can get that nutrient from a plant-based snack loaded with chia and flax! Way Better does a great job outlining their health benefits in a fun fashion here - I bet Suzanne was thrilled to learn that their sprouted flax seeds can help prevent breast cancer. And it’s news to me that blue corn has more protein than their yellow or white counterparts (personally I prefer the blue appearance and flavor anyways, so this is a bonus!)

I’d love to hear your thoughts on how eating plant-based foods has improved your life and if you’ve experienced a noticeable difference when you consume sprouted foods - please share below.


Disclosure: This piece was written as part of the Way Better Snacks ambassador program. However, my opinions are my own, and I have not been paid to post positive comments.

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