Friday, May 17, 2013
Over the past several days, I've been watching the documentary Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead, which follow's Joe Cross's attempt to get healthy through the consumption of micronutrient foods (i.e. fresh plant foods) via juicing. For those who might be interested, the movie can be seen for free on Hulu.
The changes Joe sees in his body in only 60 days are pretty astounding, and he manages to inspire several other people along the way. The most remarkable of whom is Phil- a truck driver who tips the scales at 429 pounds.
I don't know that I'm interested in committing to a 60 day juice fast, but I definitely believe that there's a lot of great evidence that the vast majority of the foods we should be eating should be plant based / earth grown vegan. I'm also not sure how I feel about juicing in general. I tend to prefer blending because it's much less wasteful and easier to clean up, but I haven't done any research comparing the two.
Regardless, I bought a Blendtec blender a little over a year ago, and it's been one of the best purchases I've ever made. I'll drink green smoothies for breakfast at least twice a week. My favourite involved grapes, strawberries, a clementine, a banana, frozen pineapple, frozen peaches, carrots, avocado, and tons of spinach.
I also make a protein smoothie with bananas, dark chocolate almond milk, peanut butter, and brown rice protein powder.
After watching the movie, I'm definitely interested in trying to fast for at least a week, just to detox and see how I'm feeling afterwards. If I can truly heal all the damage that I've done to my body over the years simply by drinking natural vegetable and fruit based juices, then why wouldn't I give it a shot?