Healthy City is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to raise awareness about a whole, plant-based foods diet and increase education on how to improve overall health and prevent and reverse the most common disease processes. Working with stakeholders, we will increase the resources and support available in West Texas for those committed to a whole, plant-based lifestyle.
The Healthy City Board of Directors is comprised of community members who are passionate about plant-based living. Each year, the Board raises funds to promote this mission and participates in a variety of community outreach and educational events, including the annual Food Is Medicine seminar.
What is a whole, plant-based foods diet?
Did you know Type 2 diabetes can be treated and even reversed by following a whole, plant-based foods diet? The same is true for heart disease, hypertension, multiple sclerosis and many types of cancer.
A whole, plant-based foods diet focuses on consuming whole, unrefined plants including fruits, vegetables, tubers, whole grains and legumes, while eliminating or minimizing meat, poultry, fish, dairy products, eggs, highly refined sugars, enriched flours, processed foods and oils.
Include or increase:
- Whole Grains
- Legumes (beans, peas and lentils)
- Nuts and Seeds
Eliminate or minimize:
- Meat, Poultry and Fish
- Dairy Products
- Refined Sugars and Enriched Flours
- Processed Foods