Become a vegan, you know you want to. All the cool kids are doing it—maybe cool kids is the wrong term, but vegans and vegetarians will probably live longer than those on a less strenuous, meat and dairy based diet. The health benefits of a plant based diet seem to be endless. From lowering your risk of cancer to helping you lose weight, Veganism is a fad that will have a sustained shelf life. People are scared away because it isn’t the most pragmatic or convenient diet to execute. It’s tough to chuck meat and dairy out the window, but it could be the best decision you’ll ever make.
Renowned author and food journalist Mark Bittman has written a book full of crucial guidance for those on the vegan fence. His book—which arrives at the peak of veganism’s popularity—is called VB6, or “Vegan Before Six,” and is meant to ease people into a plant based diet gently and confidently. Bittman encourages dieters to eat vegan before 6:00 p.m. while being free to enjoy meat and dairy in the evening. Choosing 6:00 p.m. as the cutoff time had no scientific basis, explained Bittman. “The point of VB6 is to eat more plant food and fewer animal products. You can adjust the time to fit your lifestyle,” he said.
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