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Plant Lovers Around the World Unite

By: Steve Frailey Wednesday May 2, 2018 comments Tags: raw food, vegan, plant based lifestyle

Aloha friends!

As many of you know, myself and my family are either vegetarian or vegan.

Vegans are frequently misunderstood as fringe eaters with an unnatural passion for animal rights and the environment. While many vegans do feel passionately about these things (we most certainly do), we would like to share a few of the many health benefits living a plant based lifestyle can do for your health and the environment. We also included links to other blogs and research material regarding health and our main passion (Noni Fruit) for your reading pleasure.

Longer lifespan

Research studies indicate that those following a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle live an average of three to six years longer than those who consume meat and other animal products.


Natural antioxidants are one of the best ways protect the body from oxidation, free radicals, and cell damage. Many researchers even believe that natural antioxidants can protect your body against forming certain types of cancer.

Did you know? To measure the antioxidant value in your food is called ORAC. Click here to read about ORAC values

Stronger Immune System

Vitamin C is a powerful natural antioxidant and immune booster. A diet rich in fresh fruits and veggies can guarantee you have enough of this essential vitamin. Click here to read about Noni and vitamin C

Did you know? Vitamin C can also keep your teeth and gums healthy and aid in the healing of bruises faster.

Fight Cancer Naturally

According to the World Health Organization, approximately one-third of all cancers can be prevented or controlled by diet.  Also, an article published in Food Technology in October 2012 stated plant-based diets can minimize and even eliminate the chance of developing chronic diseases, such as diabetes type 2, cardiovascular disease, and cancer later in life.

Did you know? Eating legumes regularly can reduce your risk of colorectal cancer by about 9–18%.

Cardiovascular Disease

A British study indicates that a living a vegan lifestyle can reduce the risk for heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. This is because consuming fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes contain high amounts of natural fiber thus lowering risk of heart disease.

Did you know? Observational studies compared the health of vegans to the general population. Vegans may benefit up to a 75% lower risk of developing high blood pressure.

Natural Arthritis Relief

There were two studies investigating the effects of a probiotic-rich, raw food vegan diet with individuals who had symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Both studies reported that participants in the vegan group experienced a greater improvement in symptoms such as pain, joint swelling and stiffness compared to those consuming an omnivorous diet.

Did you know? Arthritis is a form of inflammation.

Weight Loss

In one study, a vegan diet helped participants lose 9.3 lbs over an 18-week period compared to a conventional diet. This was because fruits and veggies are lower in calories and the participants were allowed to eat until they felt full without exceeding their calorie limit. Click here for more on weight loss

Did you know? A candy bar contains the same amount of calories as 4 apples.

Healthy Skin

Your skin can give you a lot of information regarding your health and well being. Vitamins A and E from vegetables play a large role in healthy skin. Many people who switch to a vegan or vegetarian diet will notice a reduction in blemishes and wrinkles. Read more about loving the skin you’re in here

Food Allergies

Reducing consumption of dairy, meat, and eggs can alleviate allergy symptoms.

Did you know? Approximately 75% of the world’s population are possibly lactose intolerant and suffer from undiagnosed milk sensitivities.

Naturally Lowering Blood Sugar Levels

Vegetarians and vegans tend to naturally have lower blood sugar levels. Vegans in particular, have up to a 50–78% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. One study stated that 43% of its participants who followed a vegan diet were able to reduce their blood-sugar-lowering medication. 

Did you know? The majority of vegans do not consume processed sugar due to the fact that most cane sugar is processed through a charcoal filter. Why? You guessed it! The filter most often used is bone char from animal bones.

Love of Animals and the Environment

Growing plants requires fewer resources than raising animals. You can rest easy knowing you saved an animal’s life and helping reduce the toll on the environment. Click here to read about water consumption and your water footprint

Did you know? Approximately 900 animals could be saved each year for every person going vegan.



Steve Frailey

About the Author: Steve Frailey

My wife and I (Steve Frailey) moved to Kauai, Hawaii in 1982 from our organic farm in California. There were no roads, electricity, water or buildings but lots of Noni trees (Morinda Citrifolia) in our valley. We also developed a deep relationship with Noni that was growing all through our valley.  Today we run our Hawaiian Organic Noni farm, and share the gift of health with people throughout the world.