// we are what we eat//
My family was vegetarian when I was little. I remember my mom giving me crispy asparatus for dinner or snacking on celery and peanut butter. Later during my adolescence, I remember acquaintances dying from cancer when they were fairly young. It would surprise my parents because these people were so called “vegetarians”. So why were they dying if they ate so healthy?
Just a few weeks ago a friend sent me a link about GE foods and the harm they do to us. That’s when the light bulb turned on. I have been vegetarian for over a year now and I am working on becoming vegan. In the last few months I have made the transition to eating mostly organic, non GMO, kosher and sometimes gluten free foods. If you haven’t tried it yet, you must. I am surprised by the fact that you don’t have to eat fully ripe fruit and it tastes phenominal.
So here is what I have discovered or at least I think I have discovered. All those vegetarians that died young from cancer had the right idea for living longer but had the incorrect method. Yes we should eat our fruits and vegetables! But not all the fruits and vegetables we eat are good for us. Why? If the fruit is not organic, you are not only eating the fruit and nutrients but you are also digesting all the pesticides that come with it. So being vegetarian and not eating organic defeats the purpose of being vegetarian.
My personal goal is to live past one hundred years. My vegetarian diet is going to help me get there but more importantly watching and reading those small labels on everything I buy will play a vital role. I want to be a healthy vegetarian and I don’t want to be like those other vegetarians who killed themselves with cancer. So I’m going to be a smart healthy eater. Forget the calorie filled fast food and welcome the straight raw delicacy.