Friday, October 26, 2012
Eat your greens and forget to die
This week's NY Times magazine has an article about a Greek island, Ikaria, with an unusually long-lived population -- a place where people "forget to die." Lots of good advice in there -- drink wine, don't watch the clock, hang out with your friends -- and the food, while not vegan, is a lot less animal-dependent than food here in the US (the people also don't seem to eat sugar, although they do like the local honey). The accompanying blog post includes three recipes, all of them easy and vegan.
The article talks about the importance of social support. When everyone around you is living right, it's a lot easier for you to do the same -- unlike here, where we are surrounded by crap and every trip to the store is like walking through a minefield. So my take home is this: if you want to be a healthy vegan, hang out with other healthy vegans!