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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Firefighter Rip Esselstyn on Plant-Based Diet

While it may be difficult to imagine that a Firehouse would be a place to find an all-vegan group...think again! Ten years ago Austin, Texas--firefighter Rip Esselstyn convinced his buddies to switch to an all-plant based diet--he is now a best selling author and the creator of the Engine 2 Diet, which follows a vegan menu. Rip's latest book is titled "My Beef with Meat." 
The book aims to educate people so they can make an informed decision about their most important asset, which is their health.

In a recent interview with Charlie Rose Rip said his biggest beef with meat was "Well, several things."
He added that his biggest beef with meat was "the disconnect between what people think is healthy and what we actually know to be healthy."

Some facts you may not be aware of about eating meat

  • Chicken has the same amount of cholesterol as red meat
  • Fish has more cholesterol than red meat or chicken
  • One egg yolk has the same amount of cholesterol as two Burger-King Whoppers
  • It clogs arteries
  • Contributes to Obesity
  • It fuels cancer
  • Trashes the environment
  • One glass of whole-milk has the same amount of saturated fat as four slices of bacon, and two times the calories