It's that time of the year when we plan for big holiday meals for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Ok, so we don't eat the turkey or ham but many of the other dishes can certainly be plant based and good. For example, mashed potatoes, cranberry, pumpkin, stuffing, fruit salad, green beans and the list goes on. Just in time, Dr. McDougall has published a list of recipes for the holidays. Check them out and I think you'll be pleasantly surprised!
Recently, in another blog post, I made the statement about lettuce, "Iceberg is worthless, it is mostly water and has very little nutritional value." But a kind reader (Robert) sent me a nice email response that he too thought iceberg lettuce was low nutritional value until he read this article. The article is written by Jeff Novick, a dietitian, and offers some wonderful insight to the benefits of iceberg lettuce......believe it or not, it competes with romaine!! So, I now consider iceberg lettuce one of my plant based friends.
Finally, a few months after starting a plant based diet I ran into a friend of mine who had recently experienced a heart attack. After some discussion, I shared my recent diet success and the affect on my cholesterol numbers. He listened to my story and decided to do some research into the diet by reading Dr. Esselstyn's Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease book and also the China Study. Dennis is now a strong plant based advocate and has seen some amazing success in his own life. Read his success story on his blog.
About the Author
Hello, my name is Todd Coston. This site is a dedicated to my journey on a plant based diet. I'm passionate about the benefits of this diet and share my thoughts, resources and recipes through this site. I would love to hear from you, so drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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