Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Whole Food, Plant-based Eating, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Whole food, plant-based eating has been shown to be the best and healthiest diet for humans. Not to mention the benefits to the animals and the planet. I repeat: whole food, plant-based eating has been shown to be the best and healthiest diet for humans.
If you'd like to read more about that rather provocative opening statement, see "The China Study," a book by Cornell University professor T. Colin Campbell based on a comprehensive nutrition study conducted over a 20-year period jointly by the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine, Cornell University, and the University of Oxford. The book itself has sold more than one million copies since its publication in 2006 and is one of the most popular publications on nutrition in the world.
In a nutshell, it questions and then scientifically upends the current belief in the animal-protein-based diet currently embraced by the Western world.
Anyway, back to the subject at hand: here's a whole food, plant-based pizza. Start with a thin whole wheat crust (store-bought or made from scratch), brushed with olive oil and tomato garlic sauce, ground basil and oregano, a layer of ground-beef-like-crumbles (store-bought, made with soy and other vegetable protein sources), zucchini, squash, green beans, and not-cheese (a mozzarella-like product made with vegetable sources). Bake for 9 minutes, top with avocado or guacamole and eat. Tasty and healthy! And no sentient creature died in the making.
What could be better?