Three or four months ago I read the China Study and was thoroughly convinced by the arguments. Since then Gail and I have been on a fairly strict vegan diet. A particular problem for me is my morning cappuccino. I've tried pretty well every kind of soymilk, rice milk, etc. and finally settled on a brand of oat milk called Oatly that I can find in our local supermarket. This produces a good head and doesn't taste terrible.
I do miss the real thing though, and I'm not sure it is necessary to go the whole hog if you are in fairly good health to start with (no pun intended). 🙂
I was supported in this approach by the recent dietary targets contained in the report Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems.
My take-away from the report:
I would qualify this. For anyone with cancer or cardiovascular disease there is a lot of evidence supporting a strict WFPB diet with no animal protein. This has been shown to stop and even reverse the progress of these diseases in some cases.
For more information please review the Nutrition and Weight Control course.
The table below is a summary of the Lancet 2019 recommendations for the balance of nutrients for an ideal diet (30 grams is approximately 1 ounce). You can read the full report here.