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Today Vinnie welcomes Rich Roll…Plant powered Wellness advocate, vegan best selling author, ultra athlete and host of the Rich Roll Podcast. He is also a partner in JOi Restaurant. He’s been on the show before, so we welcome him back. Listen in as Vinnie and Rich talk about diet and lifestyle.
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THE PLANTPOWER WAY
- Rich Roll and His wife, Julie Piatt’s new book…”The Plantpower Way“
- A plant-based cookbook and lifestyle guide
- Just want people to make better choices
- Everyone can agree that it is better to eat more greens
VEGAN VS. PALEO
- There is a happy medium between the two
- We are the most prosperous country and also the sickest
- 1 out of 3 Americans will die of heart disease and diabetes.
- Obesity is a national disaster
WELLNESS AND HEALTH
- Eating well is more affordable than people think, regardless of socioeconomic condition
- People tend to see wellness as elitist, that it’s not for the masses
- That prevailing notion is not true
- It takes more work…it certainly is easier to just pick up fast foods
INDUSTRIALIZED STATE OF ANIMAL AGRICULTURE
- The way we raise animals is broken
- There is huge water waste, environmental implications, land use
- Not a vegan issue…then how do we raise them?
- Grass-fed beef is expensive. Also looked on as elitist