Inspired by my last post, here is a 4 minute clip really worth watching. CNN’s Ali Vishi interviews Sanjay Gupta, a neurosurgeon, who spent a year researching the data for his latest documentary, The Last Heart Attack ( you can watch it here) (President Clinton is now a Vegan, he’s interviewed in the doc)
You can also watch it on CNN Sept 3 at 8pm EST.
Can food cure heart disease?
Can you EAT your way to health?
( a 15 sec commercial comes first)
Click on the link to see the clip
I found this bit of info surprising.
CNN’s Ali Velshi: OK, so the plant-based diet is good for your heart, but can you really get enough protein on this diet?
Dr. Sanjay Gupta: The answer is yes! The protein argument is a fallacy.
It’s simply not true that you can’t get enough protein on a plant-based diet. If you do even a little research you find out that broccoli has more protein per gram than most meat. Spinach has the same amount. And of course there’s tofu.
People who do this diet feel good & have a lot more energy.
I am going to try to follow this. I know I will fall off the wagon lots but will keep getting back on. Would love to see if I do feel better and have more energy. A lot of tri-athletes are starting to eat this way because their muscles recover faster. It is the cooking part that is daunting to me. I have to learn some new “go to” recipes. Will let you know how it goes.
Oh and remember the documentary I mentioned, Forks Over Knives? It is available through Netflix. Not sure if it is available here in Canada yet. Worth watching.
Here are some great blogs that have also inspired me to try to make some changes and try their recipes.
Fat Free Vegan Kitchen