Our new vegetarian PowerPoint slide show is finished. It was a fun project with the theme that vegetarianism has changed over the last decade. There are many different reasons to be vegetarian, with health being the most important in our opinion. And there are many different types ranging from the more freedom loving flexitarians or semi-vegetarians to the stricter and devout vegans. It is all good - the more of a switch you can make to a plant-based diet that is based on whole grains, vegetables, and fruits, as opposed to refined foods including processed meats and cheeses that are high in fat, sugar and sodium, the better.
Two things really stand out to me after editing the vegetarian show with our writer, Hollis Bass, MEd, RD. First is the megamatrix, shown above, by the American Institute for Cancer Research site dietandcancerreport.org site:
The evidence is pretty compelling to stay a healthy weight, eat a plant based diet and exercise/stay active.
The second thing that stands out to me is the positive message that there is a whole world of colorful healthy food out there for everyone to try! Take a look at this picture that came to me via my brother in law from the spice market of Istanbul - who ever said that plant foods were boring! I wish I could have been there taking that picture and getting to buy those spices!!
Here is the link to our show: