Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Veg versus Meat

I just finished watching this documentary and I'm astounded by some of the results published by the four doctors featured in this film.
Yes, the film promotes veganism, but it never says no animal products.  It strongly suggests that a solely plant based diet is the best, however diets low in meats and dairy are good too.  I love meat and cheese, but lately I've been eating less red meat and more fish and chicken.  My body seems to have a hard time processing the red meat so I save it for special occasions.  As a devout omnivore I resonate with many of the ideas put into my head from the Department of Agriculture, such as "Where do we get calcium?"
Well, duh.  From milk.  Studies in this film show that too much milk other than non-fat is actually detrimental to bone structure and leads to brittle bones.  The other question that got me was "Where do we get protein?"  From meat.  Western diets are heavy on the meat, and American diet most of all.  It wasn't until my family when on the South Beach Diet that I began to realise there is protein in so many other foods!  Legumes are amazing!

So what this film has taught me is that I really ought to up my fruits, veggies, and whole grains and continue how I am.  It's not bad.  I could throw in more exercise but that's another blog post.

Watch this with and open mind and let me know what you think!


Monday, March 11, 2013

A plein aire

I've been sick for the past three days. Today was the first time that I have gotten dressed, made coffee, and gone outside. It has been lovely to feel the crisp cool air on my face as I shuffle slowly to my destination. The air hints strongly at spring and Aslan walks the earth.
So take a wee shuffle out of doors my dears. Breathe deep and marvel at the sky.