Saturday, January 31, 2009

Eating Like an Ape

I was uber excited to find episodes of The Truth About Food on the Internet. I first saw the show, which aired in the US on the Discovery Health channel with Mehmet Oz. Unfortunately re-runs were sparse and the DH website was stingy with clips. Had I known then that the BBC produced the original series, I would have found the video and posted it a long time ago!

The series includes 40 different investigations/experiments on food and it's relation to health, sex, beauty, weight, you name it! My favorite episode Can Eating Like an Ape Save Your Health? demonstrates what a raw food diet can do to improve quality of life and reduce risk of some major illnesses in just 12 DAYS!

Does it mean that you should to go completely raw? Not necessarily. But it's empowering to know how much we can personally effect our overall health with real food. And the experiment, at the very least, will inspire people to eat their veggies. If the participants could eat 11lbs of raw food, surely the rest of us can eat our recommended daily servings of fruits and veggies!

And if you're tired of the same old produce or think you've tried it all, mix it up with this abundant food list.