February 13, 2014
February 13, 2014
YAX is Plant Strong!
We didn’t coin the term, and no, we didn’t make it up! We just LIVE IT and LOVE IT!
What does “Plant Strong” mean?
Plant Strong is a nutrition philosophy that consists of getting most of our nutrients from plant-based meals. We don’t like to commit to the term “Vegan” because it doesn’t really describe our beliefs in nutrition. We eat mostly meals and snacks that come directly from whole foods. For example, we eat a TON of vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, grains, etc. You would be amazed at all the vitamins, nutrients and protein God’s green earth has provided for us. That’s right, I said protein–protein from plants. We’ll dive deeper in to that in another blog post.
Although we were raised with extremely healthy eating habits, we haven’t always been plant strong. We grew up in Texas. Let’s face it. We have had MORE than our fair share of meat–steak, BBQ, chicken, fish. You name it, we have probably eaten it. We have dabbled in many different diets and fads–Body for Life, Paleo, Low-Carb and even Juicing–we’ve been there, done that. In fact, we love meat. It tastes so good, right?
So, why give up animal products?
Ultimately, the “casein” that is found in all animal products (meat, dairy, eggs, etc.) is the #1 culprit of most diseases and ailments we suffer from as a modern population. Intense, right? Unbelievable, right? Keep reading.
Over the past few years, we have expanded our library and have collected tons of research on this thing called plant-based eating. We have found it to be mind-blowing, invigorating and down right successful. We feel great, we look great, our skin is glowing and our immune systems are strengthening.
It all started with a documentary called Forks Over Knives. As we eagerly watched, we were overwhelmed with the plethora of information, scientific data and research. Learning about “The China Study” and being introduced to Dr. Colin T. Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn were the main components in our decision to become plant strong. The research these pioneers have done is truly the most impressive information we have ever learned. If you haven’t watched this film, do yourself a favor. Buy it on Amazon, watch it on Netflix, whatever it takes. It will change your life.
Since then, we have prepared countless recipes for ourselves, family and friends. We’ve played around with throwing an animal product in the mix and indulging in the occasional cupcake or glass of wine. That being said, we can safely call ourselves “Flexitarians”! But, the bottom line is our diets our mostly PLANT STRONG. We walk it, live it, breathe it, support it and suggest it.
Ready to make the change?
Contact us for more information on nutrition. We provide literature, guidelines, suggestions, recipes, grocery lists and personalized meal plans. C’mon! Pick up your fork and join us on this journey of eating as much nutrient dense food as you want. Trust us. It’s filling and delicious!