In Dr. Fuhrman’s book Super Immunity, The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Your Body’s Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger, and Disease Free, he says, “The key component to obtaining incredible health is to eat more vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds, beans, and other nutrient-rich foods. As you eat larger amounts of these protective foods, you will meet your body’s micronutrient needs and naturally reduce the amount of animal products and processed foods in your diet without gimmicks, calorie counting, or portion control.”
That is my kind of diet. I LOVE it!! No calorie counting! No portion control! Just eat foods, lots of them, that are colorful, yummy, and could possibly greatly improve your health while you drop pounds -- no gimmicks!
Dr. Fuhrman says you should commit the 5 things listed below to memory, and the list is so helpful that we formatted it so that you can print it, cut it out, and tape to your desk, refrigerator, computer, or anywhere you commonly look, and/or place it in your purse or wallet.
Dr. Fuhrman has so much valuable information in this book and also in his book, Eat to Live, which is one of my most favorite books of all time. You can buy it online from our store.
I find that vegetables, beans, and fruits fill me up. I don’t overeat because I feel full. As I eat more of these, I don’t crave the things I might have reached for before, like chips or cheese or sweets. I'd rather reach for a bag of organic carrots. To me, nothing tastes better than an organic carrot. The more vegetables and fruits I eat, the more flavorful they become.
You will save money too. In my blog, Is it Too Expensive to Eat a Plant Based Diet?, I talked about the cost of one dinner I made that cost just $5.01. Meat is much more expensive than a can of beans or most vegetables, like kale. I just bought a large bunch of organic kale. The cost? Just $2.15. It is enough for 5 of my green drinks. I bought 8 bananas for $2.00.
A way to lower your costs even more -- plant your own vegetables. You don't need a big space to plant a few of your favorite vegetables this summer.
I just planted a cherry tomato plant and two pepper plants. Last summer, I was able to grow enough peppers from just two plants to last me half the winter. I just chopped and bagged the peppers and froze them in my freezer.
Follow these simple steps to eat more nutrient-rich plant foods and you will achieve incredible health! Remember, you are part of a community now. Follow @forkfuloflove on Twitter and Instagram for on-going information, ideas, love, and support.
This is what I planted! Did you ever eat a purple pepper?
My little backyard veggie patch!