Saturday, September 14, 2013

Review: Forks Over Knives

After a recommendation from my mum, Jer and I watched Forks Over Knives.  It was suggested to me at a very opportune time because for the past month I have been more aware of the food I eat and dabbling in some vegetarian dishes.  I have always eaten a lot of meat, being raised on the idea of a meat, veg and a starch at dinner.  But I just haven't been feeling 100% this year and finally decided to take a hard look at the food I am eating. 
Anyway, rambling!
We watched this movie which follows this train of thought:
"The experts in Forks Over Knives advocate a whole-food, plant-based diet. The program is based on whole or minimally processed plants, primarily fruits, vegetables, whole grains, tubers, and legumes. It excludes or minimizes animal-based foods such as meat (including poultry and fish), dairy, and eggs, as well as refined foods like bleached flour, refined sugar, and oil."
It was eye-opening that is for sure.  You can read more about it via the link above, but basically the doctors in this documentary have found the health benefits of a plant-based diet to be exponential.  Some of it wasn't new information, obviously cutting out fast food and processed foods is a good idea.  But to see the correlation of meat and disease was shocking. 
I think I will continue to research and find alternative protein sources to red meat and just see what happens.  I can't deny how much better I feel on the days when I don't have certain meat products.
Have you seen this?  Do you eat meat? I am so new to this I would love to hear!  

2 comments:

  1. I've never heard of this. I think it would be super hard for me. There are some days where I just crave meat.

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  2. Your timing is a little funny when other YouTubers you follow are now vegetarians as well.

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