Forks Over Knives
I just watched a fascinating documentary called Forks Over Knives. I recommend it to anyone who'd like to learn more about the connection between food and health. The film presents a compelling look at the benefits of eating a plant-based diet, free of animal products.
Even before watching the film, I’ve flirted with the idea of becoming vegan. Plant-based foods make me go weak in the knees with their rich colors, textures, and flavors. But in reality, dairy and I still maintain a strong love affair as well. I consider myself a practical vegetarian. I rarely eat meat or seafood, but allow room for flexibility. For example, I occasionally eat dishes prepared with chicken broth. And a couple of months ago I ordered “veggie tuna” at a deli, thinking it was some type of faux tuna. When I dug in, I quickly discovered it was the real thing, only with some celery sprinkled in. No worries. I savored every bite.
I'm not qualified to make dietary recommendations to others, and am not trying to do so. Everyone's body has different needs for optimal health. All I know is that I've personally experienced food to be wonderful medicine for ailments of all kinds. If you're interested, check out the documentary!