I’ve been helping a friend switch his diet from one focused on fast food to one that includes more plant-based foods. As we work together, I see some of the challenges many people face as they try to “eat healthier.”
We all hear the message to choose healthier foods, but if you have never known what those look like, how would you know what to choose?
Growing up in Wisconsin, we had a summer ritual. The family would pick buckets full of piecherries from Door County. Once we got them home we would pit, and pit, and pit them. Then my mom would bake some into cherry pies and freeze the rest for future pies and crisps. Here in Colorado I have a new ritual. Peaches.
I just heard about a four-part series called Prescription: Nutrition on the powerful benefits of plant-based eating.
The first episode aired last week. It’s focused on nutrition and it is educational. Michael Greger, M.D., from NutritionFacts.org is a part of this series. The series explores the health benefits of a plant-based diet, and discusses the current cultural shift on how we approach our relationship with food.