Humans can survive on both omnivorous diets as well as vegan diets. It is important to take into consideration which diet is the healthiest and which will allow us to live our life to its fullest with minimal disease. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, studies have shown that vegans have lower cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, lower risks of hypertension , lower rates of type 2 diabetes, lower risk of death from ischemic heart disease, lower risk of developing heart disease, and lower level of overall cancer rates. The PETA website states that vegans are general 20-30 lbs lighter than adult meat eaters, and live an average of 6-10 years longer than meat-eaters.
That is really strange! You could try to explain that since shes interested in cooking healthy that you thought she would enjoy the book whether shes vegan or not. One thing that you might find helpful is inviting your mom to a vegan cooking class/lecture in your area. I took my mom to a vegan cooking class at our local whole foods and shes been vegan ever since! Don’t take what your mom said personally, and remember that you can’t change anyone. Live by example and don’t worry about convincing your mom to be vegan.
Banana with crunchy peanut butter, dried blueberries, and shredded coconut inside with a side of strawberries with more shredded coconut!
It was at the whole foods on Haight :)