One of the most profitable markets for drug companies is weight loss. Everyone wants to lose weight, and of course, we want this to happen over night. Drug companies and researchers attempt to market medications to solve the obesity epidemic. Our body will always pay the price for taking these medications which always comes with toxic side effects. If we want true health, we need to remove the CAUSE of our medical issues, not mask the problem. We cannot buy health in a bottle.
The good news is, by eating a Whole Food Plant Based Diet, we flood our bodies with vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, and disease fighting substances. By eating this way, we can prevent disease from starting, we can stop the progression of disease that may have started, and most of the time reverse the damage that has been done...all by eating the right way! No pills needed!!
This is easier than you may think. For breakfast you could have a bowl of oatmeal with fruit and cinnamon....for lunch maybe a big salad with lots of vegetables, a cup of vegetable soup and a piece of fruit. For dinner you could have a vegetable stir-fry with some chickpeas thrown in and a green salad. For dessert maybe some poached pears, or grilled peaches, or a fruit salad. It really is simple.
Again, as I have mentioned several times before, there are so many sites with Vegan recipes....just pick a few and try them this week. There are extremely easy recipes right up to more extravagant dishes, pick whatever you like.
This recipe is from The New McDougall Cookbook...it's really easy and delicious:
1 bunch scallions, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
2 zucchini, cut in half, then sliced 1/2 inch thick
1/4 pound mushrooms, sliced
1 cup small broccoli florets
1 leek, washed and sliced, or 1 small onion, coarsely chopped
3/4 cup water
1/8 packed chopped fresh cilantro, (optional)
1 7 oz can Mexican green sauce
1 T cornstarch, mixed with 2 T water
8 whole-wheat tortillas
Saute all the vegetable in 1/2 cup of water for 5 minutes, until tender-crisp. Add the cilantro, green sauce, and the remaining 1/4 water and mix well. Add the cornstarch mixture. Cook, stirring until thickened.
Place a line of vegetable mixture down the center of a tortilla. Add a spoonful of salsa if desired. Roll up and eat.
As I said earlier, there is no such thing as buying your health. All the money in the world will not give you a healthy body, but, that's really a blessing. What that means to me is we are all on an equal playing field. It doesn't matter who you are or what your net worth is, upper class, middle class, or not so middle class, you can have your health. Eating the right foods and getting some kind of exercise everyday will make you one of the "wealthiest" people you know.
Health...we cannot afford not to have it.....