May 6, 2012 in Uncategorized
|Sorry is that MEAT on your plate?|
A few nights ago myself and the husband watched the documentary FORKS OVER KNIVES. Now it isn’t the most gripping documentary ever BUT it has enough evidence and facts in there to make you think about what you are doing to yourself every day!
WE ALL EAT EVERYDAY - whether it be for necessity to stay alive or for pleasure because you love food or to express your feelings of joy or sadness. But that means everyday we are making decisions about how our bodies will be … We can eat for health or for sickness! It really can be that simple.
Part of the documentary that really stuck with me is how they showed evidence that how the people ate differently their bodies could turn cancer cells off or on just from their diet. And the same for the arteries around your heart. You can ensure your body is cholesterol free from making good food choices.
I know from my own personal lifestyle of food I have been making small changes over a long period of time. This hasn’t been an over night decision but a month by month and even years that I have been slowly changing.
If you look at my recipe posts from when I started this blog and compare the recipes that I cook now you will see more healthy choices, less meat and less sugar. I am now 95% Vegetarian. PLEASE don’t shout at me if you see a meat post on my blog. I have meat rarely and as a treat but it isn’t the norm!
Now back to FORKS OVER KNIVES : The main evidence of the documentary which they did huge studies which you should really watch is meat is a NO GO and refined sugars and refined starches and also VERY BAD! Also no dairy and eggs and only a whole food diet is recommended. Now most of this is easy for me as I have been slowly changing my lifestyle over the years and have got to a point now that I have
- lowered my sugar intake (barely have any refined sugars – only as a treat)
- eating less meat
- cutting out wheat and gluten (almost entirely – 1 treat maybe once a month!)
- refusing to eat MSG, and bad additives like Aspartame etc..
- reading labels – no E numbers and bad additives etc…