Mammy and LE enjoying a sunny day in Ohio.
I'm so proud of my dad and mom for learning from this experience and changing. My brother, Alex, and I went through my parents cupboards, fridge, and freezers and threw away or donated several trash bags full of processed, salty, or sugary food. We then took my mom grocery shopping. Easier said then done. Change is tough!
I thought I was super healthy, but little did I know I was going to be a victim to change, too. There's always room for evolving. Alex became vegetarian (and more so vegan) a couple of years ago. Since he has lowered his blood pressure (which was awkwardly high for his age) and improved his health overall. I bought my dad two books to help him figure out his new diet, but the one I like the best is The China Study. It is a long term study on nutrition and disease and promotes a plant based diet. Highly recommend it! The Engineer and I have decided plant based is the best decision for our family, given out family history of heart disease and cancer and just our general desire to provide our family with the best health possible.
Here's a picture of our breakfast this morning...
And a dinner by brother...
Vegan and gluten free. Both were tasty and filling!
Here's to a happy and healthier future, dear family!