Eating healthier has many benefits; here are 3 recipes to get started

Many people give up certain lifestyle behaviors in observation of Lent as a sign of sacrifice and to develop self-discipline.

This may mean abstaining from specific foods or beverages (oftentimes animal products, alcohol, caffeine-containing drinks, or other favorites). If you are one of these people and have been successful with your abstinence during this time, congratulations! You can feel very proud of yourself.

Hopefully, any healthy changes that you have made will become routine. Change is difficult for those who have lived their entire lives eating animal products, but every little change we make has an impact on our own bodies, and when considering the fact that animal agriculture accelerates global warming, potentially the entire world.

Dr. Michael Greger, who specializes in clinical nutrition, has authored a book called “How Not to Die.” It contains information about how the food we eat affects our health — in both good and bad ways.

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