What's On My Plate - October 24, 2017

The Boston Veg Fest took place last weekend and featured one of the plant doctors I follow, Michael Greger, who is also the author of the transformational book, ‘How Not To Die’. His entire talk had me riveted, especially when he presented the data showing that the #1 causes of severe disability and death is no longer Cigarette Smoking, it’s now Dietary Risks! Our behavior is the largest predictor of our health, not family history.

Wondering what can you do to gradually start transitioning to the only lifestyle that is shown can reverse many forms of Heart Disease, Cancers, Diabetes, Lupus, Alzheimer’s and more? Here are three things you can do first.

1)    Go through your pantry and refrigerator and get rid of everything with any kind of oil in it. (Donate it to a food pantry or shelter.)

2)    Look at sodium content on everything. If sodium is higher than the calories per serving, ditch it. (Donate it to a food pantry or shelter.)

3)    Start off doing two meatless days per week – how about meatless Monday and Thursday?

Those are just a few tips to get you going. I’ll include more in following blogs.

I haven’t been preparing set meals in the last week or so, so I thought I would share something I had when eating out. It’s rare I have any kind of milk, but this seasonal smoothie bowl really hit the spot on a rainy day this week. If you’re local to me, you can get it here: http://www.laneyandlu.com/. If not, here’s the ingredients of the Pumpkin Acai Smoothie Bowl:

Acai, pumpkin, heirloom squash, banana, non-sweetened almond milk, blended, over gluten-free/vegan granola, topped with blueberry, glazed walnuts, dark cacao nibs, and non-sweetened coconut shreds.

Wishing you a happy, healthy and spooktacular weekend!