Life On Purpose

Food for Thought January 10, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — zoecline @ 1:09 am

I have always wanted to keep a blog, but have never taken the time to do it. Writing the first post feels awkward, so let’s just get on with it.

My husband and I watched the popular documentary Forks Over Knives yesterday, which presents the argument that a plant based diet can cure disease and provide a long, healthy life. I have to admit, I was somewhat convinced. The evidence was compelling, but after reading some reviews of it, I find it hard to totally accept. Lee and I have decided, however, that we will reduce the processed and refined foods in our diet, along with less animal products. Neither of us wants to be diabetic or riddled with heart disease. We want to enjoy our life with our children and have the ability to serve others well into old age. A change must occur. Our cabinets, like most Americans, are filled with prepackaged convenience foods and our refrigerator is stocked with dairy, eggs, and bacon. We are definitely eating too many processed foods and not nearly enough whole foods. So the verdict is we are going to a primarily vegetarian diet with reduced intake of dairy, eggs, and processed food. All in the name of a high quality life and longevity. I think it will be worth it, but time will tell.

If you haven’t seen it, I think it’s worth your time. We got it on instant Netflix. Enjoy!

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