Meet Dr. Michael Greger, physician, New York Times best-selling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues.
Dr. Greger is the go-to expert for all things related to the plant-based diet. In fact, he’s made it his mission to help educate the public on the benefits of a whole-food, plant-based diet! In 2011 he founded NutritionFacts.org, the first science-based, non-commercial website to provide free daily videos and articles on the latest discoveries in nutrition.
Since founding the non-profit he’s helped countless individuals eat more a plant-based diet. His writings and videos offer insight into what types of plants to consume, how certain foods can help treat a variety of health conditions, as well as the nutritional science that supports his suggestions. It’s a fantastic place to learn all about the health benefits of eating plant-based!
Here’s a collection of six videos from Dr. Greger that we think are useful for those interested in eating plants for a change, and learning more about nutrition.
First, it’s important to ask the question: Why does what you eat matter? Many people don’t realize the profound impact that our diet decisions have on our lives. Every food choice you make affects your body. Here’s Dr. Greger’s explanation for why you should care about your nutrition.
Do you have to consume a completely plant-based diet in order to reap the benefits? Or is simply reducing your meat consumption enough to make a difference? The answer is a loud and resounding yes.
How about your mental health? Studies suggest that not only is a plant-based diet good for your body, but it’s also good for your mind. Eating less meat and more plants is shown to improve conditions such as depression, stress, and overall mental well-being.
Not only does Dr. Greger address the benefits of plant-based diets, but he also breaks down some common myths like not being able to get enough protein. Moral of the story? Protein deficiency is not something to worry about.
While we’re at it, let’s debunk the myth surrounding iron deficiency, too.
So, given all this information, one final question remains: what should we be eating on a daily basis? Luckily for us, Dr. Greger made a convenient checklist to help guide our food choices to make sure we’re eating properly!
We hope you agree Dr. Greger and NutritionFacts.org are fantastic resources for those wishing to eat plants for a change. If you know of a different video by Dr. Greger that you enjoy, share it with us by tagging us @CompassionUSA on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!