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Welcome to Day 12 of the Global

15 Day Plant-Rich Diet Challenge!

Week 2 Main Course Challenge –

Eat a plant-based lunch and/or dinner.

Plant-Based Recipe of the Day

Chinese Vegetables in Szechuan Sauce

Here is an all time favorite Asian dish – blanched vegetables in an aromatic Szechuan Sauce. You can use whatever vegetables you like. Pair it with warm steamed rice!


By International Vegan

  • How-to Video

  • Recipe

  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes

  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes

  • Total Time: 30 Minutes

  • Servings: 2 – 3

Fact for the Day: Animal Agriculture and Wildlife Habitat Loss

According to two recent studies — one published in Nature, the other by the think tank Chatham House — global meat production threatens even more than climate and the animals we eat; it could also wipe out thousands of species in the next few decades.

As developing countries get richer, they tend to eat more meat. This increasing global demand for meat means the industry is constantly looking for more farmland.

The researchers used a number of models to predict the impact on biodiversity over the next few decades if we continue to rely on “business-as-usual” meat production and consumption. They found habitat loss was the steepest under this approach, threatening the habitats of more than 17,000 of the species they studied. Read the full article here.

Please click HERE for a Must-See 4-minute video about wildlife by Dr. Sailesh Rao titled “Prevent Year Zero Update.”

Bonus Tip: Incorporating the Most Healthy Foods into Your Diet

Check out this Daily Dozen Checklist by Dr. Michael Greger which provides a great guide to healthy foods to incorporate into your daily diet if possible. This is an easy way to keep track of which foods to focus on. With the help of the recipes we’re sharing, getting more of these nutritious foods into your daily routine will be easy peasy!

Please note: There’s no pressure to hit every one of  these boxes every day! Just use this as a guide and don’t stress. One goal of this challenge is to learn how to make plant-rich eating into a lifestyle. Take your time and learn as you go. Every single day is an opportunity to try something new.

Dr. Greger’s website NutritionFacts.org is an excellent source for evidence-based answers to all nutrition and health-related questions. Enter any health condition or food into the search box at NutritionFacts.org (e.g. insulin resistance, heart disease, broccoli, meat), and if there’s  peer-reviewed research available on that topic, you’ll find it. And what’s more is that Dr. Greger will have recorded an easy-to-understand, enlightening and short video about the topic.

NutritionFacts.org has become a go-to source for the latest research about diet and health for many clinicians and lay people alike around the world.

 Speaker Series Day 12 –

Dr.Sudhir Sethi, MBBS, MD,MRCP, FRCPCH, MPH, dipIBLM

Reversing the Reversible with Diet

Dr. Sudhir Sethi, MD is a pediatric consultant, Board-Certified Lifestyle Physician, a Diplomate of the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine and British Society of Lifestyle Medicine.

He explains how many chronic diseases – such as obesity, coronary heart disease, hypertension, Type 2 diabetes and autoimmune disorders –  can be reversed with a whole-food plant-based diet.

 That’s it for Day 12!

Wishing you well,

The ESRAG Plant-Rich Diet Task Force

(P.S. Please feel free to contact us at any time with questions and/or comments.)

This Task Force resides under the Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG) and operates in accordance with Rotary International policy, but is not an agency of, nor controlled by, Rotary International.