The Spectacular Plant Based Runner

I am living proof that a plant based diet is orders of magnitude better than one that includes meat or dairy.

I took up running when I was 43 years old. It was a not too terrible transition from cycling.

I excelled at distance running. Increasing my mileage up to about 10 miles for long runs.

The thing is, I drink 4 beers most every night. Yet, still, I'm able to achieve this higher level of fitness.

I"m not fast. But I have endurance.

I've been running a couple years now. There's been some decline as I surpassed age 45, but overall, I'm still doing okay.

I've never been a stellar athlete. Even when I was young and sober. But I'm stronger now, even as I age, even as I drink. It says a lot about how our choice of diet affects our overall health.

I should stop drinking. If I did, I'd probably be superhuman.

So what could a plant based diet do for those who are already young and sober? It would probably be spectacular.

Vegan Turn Of Heart

In previous posts/recipes I had flirted with vegetarianism/vegasm. Recently I decided to go for it. I like the low fat and health benefits of course. But my primary motivation was animal cruelty. I do not wish to be a contributor to that sort of evil.

Eating vegan has the unique side effect of making low fat cooking both easy and difficult. On the one hand your ingredients are more than likely already nutrient rich and naturally low fat. On the other, where is the flavor without some good fat?

As this blog evolves I shall endeavour to discover flavorful vegan food combinations just as I have in the past with ordinary food fare.

I try all kinds of different beans, canned and dried. Experiment with frozen and local fresh greens. And even report on my finding in the major supermarket chains. Eating vegan isn't easy. So cooking vegan should be. This is what I hope achieve.