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EP 891B Why You Should Add More Plants on Your Plate

Summary: Most of us don't know the environmental impact of our diets, but according to Matthew Prescott, a vegan diet can help improve the globe by wasting less water and producing fewer toxins.
Air Date: 5/22/18
Duration: 24:49
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Matthew Prescott
Matthew Prescott is the author of Food Is the Solution: What to Eat to Save the World. He's an advisor to the Good Food Institute, Senior Director of Food & Agriculture for The Humane Society of the United States, and a leading figure in the global movement to reform how we farm and eat.

A sought-after speaker and thought leader, Prescott has spent over a decade and a half sharing his ideas with Ivy League universities, Fortune 500 companies, consumers, and more. His work has helped lead to sweeping changes in the supply chains of hundreds of major food companies, impacted countless individuals’ diets, and has been covered extensively by the media. His work has been featured by CNN, in the pages of the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Boston Globe, and countless more; he's been published in FORTUNE, the Washington Post, Barron’s and others; and he was even once a guest on NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me.

He lives in Texas with his wife, the writer Lara Prescott.
  • Book Title: Food Is the Solution: What to Eat to Save the World
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/FoodIsTheSolution
  • Guest Twitter Account: @MatthewPrescott
EP 891B Why You Should Add More Plants on Your Plate
Do you know how many gallons of water it takes to produce one single egg? How about a pound of steak?

Most of us don't know the environmental impact of our diets, but according to Matthew Prescott, a vegan diet can help improve the globe by wasting less water and producing fewer toxins.

In his book Food Is the Solution, Prescott shows how anyone can incorporate more plants into their diets and therefore help solve the world's biggest issues.

Find out how eating less meat may help prevent heart disease, heart attack and stroke.

Plus, learn how to cook easy substitutes for your favorite foods -- like bacon.

Bonus!
The Best and Worst Things You Can Do for Your Gut
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