What if your friend or loved one said that they decided never to eat another vegetable or fruit for the rest of their life?
What would your reaction be? You would probably say that it wasn’t a very good idea and bad for your health. But that is exactly what people who are dependent on tube feeding have traditionally faced, a life without whole plant foods. The most widely prescribed tube feeding and meal replacement formulations contain no nutrients from actual plants, only synthetic vitamins, and the results can be devastating to your health. In its 2017 position paper, the World Health Organization stated that reduced fruit and vegetable consumption is linked to poor health and increased risk of noncommunicable disease, and they estimated that 3.9 million deaths worldwide in 2017 were attributable to inadequate consumption of fruits and vegetables.
What the scientists at the World Health Organization are verifying is that the phytonutrients found in whole plant foods are vital to limiting chronic inflammation, decreasing oxidative stress in the cells of the body, and ensuringproper immune function. When whole plant foods are not part of the equation, the result is chronic disease such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, infection, strokes, cancer, and even neurologic disorders like Alzheimers Disease.
Just imagine, something so simple as the addition of fruits and vegetables to the diets of millions of people can and will save lives! That is why H.E.A.L. 100% plant-based meal replacement was developed. When Phox Foods CEO Paul Tylla needed a better tube feed option for his wife Linda, he decided to form a company to create a product that takes into account what the World Health Organization and thousands of scientists have already acknowledged: You need whole plant foods to be healthy and disease-free.
So call up your mom and thank her. She may not have a degree in science, but she was right after all. EAT YOUR VEGETABLES.