Heart Surgeon Predicts Vegan Diet To Become Biggest Movement Of 2017

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  • When a very popular heart surgeon being also a renowned health expert and daily talk show host encourages his audience to pursue a vegan diet, people seem to listen. In fact, Dr. Oz challenges his more than one million fans who followed his “21-Day Weight Loss Program” to adopt a vegan diet if they want to make sure to lose weight and keep an ideal weight while diminishing dramatically the risk of falling victim to serious diseases such as cardiopathy, diabetes and any kind of cancer. “If you love how you look and how you feel, going vegan is going to be the next step to take you to the next level”, as he puts it. Besides, he predicts the vegan diet to become the “single biggest movement of 2017” with more than 3 millions Americans currently pursuing the vegan lifestyle.

    In the episode, “The Beginner’s Guide to Going Vegan Without Going Crazy,” Oz took a departure from holding up diseased body parts, and assured his audience that the vegan diet will be the “single biggest movement of 2017.” And he set out to bust a few myths about the on-trend diet as well.

    “[A]s a heart surgeon, I recommend the lifestyle, because it’s low in saturated fat, it’s high in fiber,” he said on his show Thursday.

    The vegan diet excludes any foods derived from animals: meat, eggs, dairy, fish–even honey. The diet is rooted in ethics, but there are many reasons the vegan diet is so relevant right now: scientific research continues to point to the environmental benefits in decreased animal consumption–from reduced methane emissions to cleaner water, the benefits to the planet are undeniable.

    And as Dr. Oz highlights, the benefits to human health are not insignificant. A balanced vegan diet high in fiber, healthy fats, and fruits and vegetables can help with weight loss and maintaining an ideal weight, as well as reduce the risk of certain diseases including heart disease, diabetes, and even some forms of cancer.

    With help from Terry Hope Romero, longtime vegan and author, Dr. Oz highlighted some key foods to incorporate in transitioning to veganism, including beans, quinoa, and sweet potatoes.

    Dr. Oz recommends the vegan diet as the best way for the more than one million followers of his 21-Day Weight Loss Breakthrough program to keep their weight loss goals and improved health momentum going. “If you love how you look and how you feel,” he says, “this is going to be the next step to take you to the next level.”

    He put to rest the myth that vegans can’t eat anything–that being vegan is a limited and unfulfilling diet. He also helped prove that vegan food is delicious, and that it can effectively and seamlessly take the place on animal products. Guests who tried some plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy were impressed with the flavors and textures.

    Dr. Oz noted that more than 3 million Americans are now eating a vegan diet, saying that it’s gone from niche to next door, “we all probably know someone who’s vegan,” he noted.

    “And here’s the big deal,” he said. “Studies continue to show people who live like this end up being healthier, feeling better, and living longer.”

    Source: ecosalon.com!


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    90 Comments to Heart Surgeon Predicts Vegan Diet To Become Biggest Movement Of 2017

    1. I don’t think it’s bashing.. I think Vegans (myself included) have a huge empathetic heart towards the animals and the environment. The only reasons people are still eating meat are out of habit, taste, and convenience.. all in which are NOT good enough reasons. I’m really happy that people are starting to see how badly we are destroying the world with animal agriculture and how extremely inhumane it is.. We as humane beings have been raping the oceans for fish as well and in the process are getting other species caught in the nets, dolphin, turtles, all types of species being killed or dying from waste and litter from these boats. We are taking advantage of our power and ruining our world.. For how smart the humane race is, we need to wake up and see that this animal mass murder and holocaust is injustice and immoral. I always think to myself.. if I was an animal and I was in that situation, I would hope to God that someone would be out there with a voice fighting for me… Every second an animal is scared for its life (because they know fear and pain) being kill, tortured, and treated like nothing.. We need to take this personal, because it is… There is no time to waste. We need to be expressive, stern, and timely… The animals cannot afford for us to “transition”. We need to stop right now and do everything we can to help. This is not a leisure walk. We need to run. Have your voice heard. Don’t let anyone tell you it’s too hard to be vegan or you can’t be healthy or whatever the excuse. It’s all BS and we need to change now. The healthiest people on the planet are Vegan. I’m sorry if we seem stressed but we are!! This is an up hill battle, but we won’t stop the fight!! Speak up for the voiceless!!!! They need us.

    2. Jen Sarrazin I disagree that it can’t be sustained. When people realize how amazing they feel when they ditch the animal products, some of them will stay. There’s no wrong reason to give for stopping consumption of animal products. Please don’t say that the only “real” reason should be ethical in nature.

    3. Dr Oz is a quack who promotes anything. I became vegan at first for compassion for animals and it just becomes your way of life. I know I am doing my part to help the voiceless.

    4. Fish provide vitamin D, protein, and omega 3.

      Here are some alternative vegan options…

      You can get your proteins from beans, legumes, leafy greens, brown rice, quinoa, hemp seeds, protein shakes, etc.

      You can take a Vitamin D supplement 3000iu is what I take. Find out the dose that works for you, Sunshine, etc.

      Omega 3 you can get from chia seeds, flax seeds, flax oil, seaweed, beans, walnuts, different types of oil, etc.

      Most things you can find when you google. I personally like to purchase books and recipes online or at my local library.

      Hope this helps.
      Don’t get discouraged.

    5. I’ve seen it for years. Even if sustained for a couple of years, they usually revert because Americans, like myself, are glutinous. They don’t like the “work” involved. During holidays, super bowl, special nights out, they “cheat”. It’s challenging so there is usually more to maintaining the lifestyle like a heart for animals and their rights. I’m sorry that I’m blunt, factual, realistic. I would love to believe that this isn’t a passing phase but until i see it…

    6. Jen Sarrazin I never claimed they were, did I? Facts are facts though, and this administration cares very little about the environment and the regulations put in place to protect it. Do a little research and you can see that they care more about big corporations and their profits than protecting the environment.

    7. Genesis 1:29 (NKJV)
      29 And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.

    8. Meena mehra

      It’s not only of loosing ..weight but remaining healthy and disease free
      Being Vegan is not at all difficult

    9. Eating fish contributes to killing the ocean. In order to provide you with the fish you eat research how that fish gets to your plate. What is happening now is they are overfishing. Google that term. They are bottom trawling which is equivalent to clear cutting a forest. Also, fish is mostly fat filled with tons of cholesterol. It is not healthy at all! We’ve been brainwashed to think it is.

    10. I’ll never go back. It was my love of animals a day the way they are treated that .adequate me decide to go vegan . Sadly there’s no change there but I love what I eat now I’m definitely vegan for life

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