There are multi-dimensional ways a whole food, plant-based diet helps prevent and reverse most of the chronic diseases experienced in Western societies today, such as heart disease, diabetes, strokes, cancer, kidney disease, and osteoporosis. In fact, a whole food, plant-based diet can also help prevent (and possibly help reverse) many more of the chronic diseases that have skyrocketed in recent decades, including allergies, food intolerances, gastrointestinal disorders, and the long list of devastating autoimmune diseases (such as Crohn’s disease, type I diabetes, eczema, Grave’s, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, lupus, MS, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ulcerative colitis).
Eating whole foods is the least expensive way to eat! It makes sense that the Lord’s diet is affordable for His children. He designed a diet that even the poorest among us can use! Grains are the cheapest source of calories on the planet! Starchy vegetables, like potatoes and beans are a great source of nutrition and calories at a very low cost. Buy fruits and vegetables in their season at the store, and they’ll be at their lowest price (they do not need to be organic to be good) - - but better yet, grow them yourself.
Adapted from "Discovering the Word of Wisdom: Let's Save Our Microbial Heritage" By Jane Birch February 8, 2016, Meridian Magazine