Medicine is made from Vegetables. Eat up!
(My 2nd Journey as a Vegan Series.)
Medicine is made from Vegetables.
Vegetables are medicine.
I recently converted my young children and I to a vegan diet.
I had been “vegan” in the past but had to stop due to malnutrition.
Specifically due to severe anemia.
(I already run borderline anemic by nature).
On this 2nd Journey as a Vegan, we are more healthy and nourished than I could ever have imagined.
What’s different this time around?
The answer is quite simple:
Vegetables are no longer just a garnishment on our plates.
We did not simply remove meat and dairy from our diet.
We now eat our vegetables, we eat the whole vegetable.
I also like to call it a “vegetable focused” diet.
For example, for every elbow macaroni on my plate, you will find a piece of mushroom, a cube of carrots, a pea, a snippet of broccoli, a wedge of cauliflower, a quarter slice of squash, a leaf of spinach, a cut of celery, a bite of sweet peppers, one lentil, a pinch of ground flaxseed, some extra virgin olive oil, gently seasoned and cooked to heavenly goodness.
Every fresh or canned vegetable (preferably organic) in the local market is fair game. I mix and match by color or mood to create a rainbow of culinary goodness.
With so much variety and flavor, my taste buds and body are fully nourished and satisfied with every spoonful.
Yes, we do take in enough protein. Where do you think the cow derives all its protein from?
So, since we must take your medicine,
It might as well taste good.
Prevention is better than cure.
Whole vegetables are medicine, eat up!