Obviously.

Obvious: easily perceived and understood; clear, apparent, self-evident.

As people we tend to agree when things are obvious. We don’t argue with things that are obvious. Well….because they are OBVIOUS. For example, if there is snow on the ground, we can obviously conclude that it is cold outside. If you decide to skip on brushing your teeth one morning (ew), you will obviously have bad breath. Get the picture?

So how come people know the obvious solution to their health issues and/or personal environmental concerns, yet they do not do anything about it? This is a thought I like to refer to as a “duh”.

It’s so obvious that eating more plants and less animal products is healthier for yourself and the planet. It’s obvious that by eating more plants, your risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke, high cholesterol, disgestion issues, sleep issues, and many more TREATABLE issues are decreased dramatically. It’s obvious that you will physically feel unstoppable. It’s obvious that you will mentally and emotionally have a more positive and energetic mindset. Check out Dr. Greger’s website, nutritionfacts.org. He will be able to answer any question you may have about the effects of a plant-based diet.

It’s obvious that by eating less animal products reduces the amount of environmental resources used to produce those animal products (To produce  one pound of beef takes about 1,800 gallons of water, which includes the water they drink and the water used to produce the corn, grain, and soy they eat). Growing crops for livestock feed consumes about 56% of the water in the U.S. To produce 1 pound of eggs it takes about 477 gallons of water. To produce 1 pound of cheese it takes about 900 gallons of water. Seriously, watch the documentary Cowspiracy and read the facts. IT’S OBVIOUS.

Animal agriculture in the U.S. is responsible for 80%-90% of consumed water each year. Globally, about 34-76 trillion gallons of water is used annually to produce animal agriculture.  Animal species like wolves, coyotes, and even elephants are being killed off in large numbers because they may potentially pose a threat to livestock. Wild horses are being detained from their natural environment to prevent them from living off the land to make room for more livestock.

Many people do not ever stop and think about where their food is coming from because it’s too inconvenient. It was obvious to me once I took the time to become informed. I did it for myself and my family. Why wouldn’t you want to be the healthiest you could be? Why wouldn’t you want your family and your children to be the healthiest they could be? Why wouldn’t you want to make a positive impact on the planet? The answer is obvious.

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