Many different investigations are pointing toward the same stunning conclusion: Your health is profoundly impacted by what you eat. The genius of this deduction cannot be overstated. It's better than rocket science.
I thought of this yesterday as I was surveying my latest basil crop, which is a good candidate for small-scale gardening encouragement, because it doesn't get any easier than this. Here's how to grow your own, so to speak:
|Tap to expand. Gourmet pesto is a remarkable thing. |
Screengrabbed from this post.
In sum, sweet basil is a tasty crop that the unskilled would have no trouble growing en masse. Even if you grow nothing else, you could grow sweet basil with virtually no effort. And it would be expected to contribute positively to your gut bacterial profile.
the Waugh Whole Foods Clear Lake "flash mob" yesterday morning.
Waugh Whole Foods. I measured it. Not only does that represent at least nine dollars worth of gas, it's 56 miles over a nasty freeway, part of which is currently undergoing $200 million worth of major construction (which is not expected to end until 2016, by the way... ugh, why did they let it go for so long such that it got so bad?!). It's a miserable freeway where jams and delays are a daily reality.
|No sh*t, Sherlock.|
Screengrabbed from this KTRK article.
|Here's a portion of my lunch from yesterday, a sampling of four different vegetarian dishes chock full of vegetables and legumes, with very little in the way of carbs, these being self-served from one of the store's prepared foods bars. |
And it was all *awesome* - all four of them were recipes I'd like to replicate at home. But if I don't have ready access to quality ingredients, there's no point. The reason why Americans emphatically don't eat vegetables is that vegetables have to be of the proper quality to taste good in prepared dishes. Mass-produced vegetables taste like bitter pieces of cardboard no matter how good your dressings, spices, and marinades may be.
|50-year-old bacterial babes cannot live by basil and homegrown organic cauliflower alone. We need access to a full range of top-quality groceries.|
Pic from this post.