A friend of mine just sent me a link to an incredible example of the power of a vegetarian diet. Watch it and then come back and tell me what you think - I don't want to spoil the surprise!
…Isn’t that crazy? She said she’s been following a plant-based diet off and on “for over forty years,” which means since she was around thirty years old. So for all of those who think it’s too late to turn their health around, think again! She’s only been following a raw foods diet for a year and a half, and she said she’s seen a big difference since then.
My ears pricked up when the reporter asked her if an organic, plant-based diet was more expensive and she said, “I don’t think so, I think doctor’s bills are more expensive.” I’ve made that point to a few people throughout the years who said they couldn’t afford to buy organic. I grew up in a working class family, and we never had money to spend on extras, but my parents always made wholesome, organic food a priority in our budget because they knew it was an investment in our health, and it’s paid off. However, when you’re young and in good health anyway, it can be hard to fully appreciate. When she said it, it really hit home because I know at her age most people are paying enormous sums for complicated surgeries, nursing home care, prescription medications, etc.
While the reporter was so focused on how young she looks, her attitude was more grounded: “I don’t mind getting older, I just want to be healthy.”