“Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit” (Kahlil Gibran)
Love is… eating your greens. There’s no getting away from it; healthy eating involves eating plenty of fresh fruit and veg. 5 a day fruit and veg isn’t just a gimmick, it’s crucial to a healthy life. Vitamins and supplements just won’t do the job and, sad but true, starchy root vegetables like spuds and yams don’t count. So bring on the cabbage!
A recent article in New Scientist magazine discussed the importance of fruit and veg to a long, healthy life with all your marbles intact. In fact a whole crowd of pharmacologists, scientists, cancer research specialists, nutritional gurus and medical experts advise that the best way to stay fit, healthy and in possession of your mental faculties was to eat very little. When you do eat, they recommend you east ‘mostly fruit and vegetables’.
Humans were born to healthy eating. We’re designed to eat fresh fruit and veg, omnivorous by nature. But because it has always been easier to find fresh fruit and veg than to hunt and catch animals for protein, our bodies are fine-tuned for the green stuff. It’s natural.
Most people understand that our obsession with eating meat has a big part to play in global warming. Eating more vegetables and fruit, less animal protein, is not only better for your health, it is better for your environment and your pocket too. A win-win-win. Eat meat or fish every other night instead of every night, explore our fruit list and take the plunge.