🌱 The seed was sown 15 years ago. I was in college then and one day there was news that my dad had suddenly passed away due to a heart attack. What ensued was grief and emotional struggle.
😰 After routine blood work, my cholesterol levels were found to be higher than normal. After learning about my father, my doctor asked me to start taking statins to keep my cholesterol levels down. I did not want to start eating meds at such a young age so I was determined to find alternatives to be healthier.
🤩 I started to join Facebook groups and attended meetups where people would come together to discuss healthy eating. With the help of the community, I found some great books and resources that I developed a keen interest in. All wisdom pointed to 2 main things - Eliminate dairy and meat at all costs - Eat as much unrefined whole foods as possible
🙌🏽 I took this advice as gospel and after years of trial and error, I went fully plant-based this day 7 YEARS ago! I couldn’t be happier with my physical and mental, health. As a matter of fact, since I started this journey, my cholesterol levels have been consistently in the normal range and doctors say that I have a healthy heart! This gives me relief that hopefully what happened to my dad and my family is not likely to happen to me and my family. Somedays I feel that if I had the awareness that I have now 15 years ago, my dad would be here with me 💔
😇 I started Plantastic in 2019 with the idea that if I can help more people have access to healthy choices without compromising on taste and texture, I would have made a reasonable impact on the community. Every decision we make at Plantastic, every product we launch, community health and wellness are top of mind. We neither compromise on the quality of ingredients nor method of preparation in order to make quick profits. It’s likely that you feel our products are expensive, but be rest assured that they are prepared with the best quality and noble intention.