“Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.”
–Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.)
Dave’s Super Smoothies is a researched-based website designed to provide healthy smoothie meals as an alternative to the average American’s high fat, high sodium and low nutrient diets. The statistics are compelling. According to the 2014 CIA World Factbook, the US ranks 42nd in the world in life expectancy. Why!? One of the major reasons is our diet. We are literally digging our early graves with our forks and knives. Diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions, currently costing $176 billion in Direct Medical Costs, and will reach over $300 billion in healthcare costs in the next 20 years. According to the National Diabetes Education Program, 29.1 million Americans currently have diabetes, with a disproportionate number of African Americans and Hispanic Americans affected. Cardiovascular diseases are the number one killers of Americans. We can changes these statistics & significantly improve our quality of life, live longer and reduce the incidences of these diseases through a fundamental change in our diets by incorporating more green leafy and cruciferous vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, etc., and significantly reducing high fat dairy and meat products. However, we cannot expect these changes overnight.
So, the first step is to educate ourselves. I recommend you read Eat To Live & Eat For Health by Dr. Joel Fuhrman. After reading these books, you’ll no longer be enticed by those bright colored packages of high fat foods. During my tenure as superintendent of one of the nation’s largest school districts, we introduced more fresh vegetables and fruits in our schools. The change overall was welcomed. But some teens, who had grown up eating high fat foods, would routinely skip the “healthy” lunch and opt for a hamburger, fries and a soda from a fast food restaurant. Eating habits are stubborn. However, many students and adults are finding that a delicious, nutritious smoothie meal with all of the aforementioned vegetables and fruits is more palatable and affords them an opportunity to transition to a more healthy diet.
Eating high a phyto (plant) nutrient diet is the key to health. Combined with exercise, a 90% vegetables, fruits, nuts, and beans diet will significantly improve your health, promote healthy weight loss, and help your body fight diseases. I’m sure you know a friend or family member, who exercised, was “thin” and in “good physical” condition, but died of cancer or heart disease. While exercise is very important, diet is the most critical component of good health – DIET IS KING & QUEEN!! An excellent way to achieve the goal of a 90% phytonutrient diet and optimal health is for you and your family to drink a “rainbow” smoothie meal (green leafy & cruciferous vegetables, red bell peppers, red, blue, yellow, etc., fruits) daily. There’s a pot of “nutrient gold” in these smoothies. Read Dave’s Story and then click on the recipes at the top of the page.
So, invest in a high quality blender and “Substitute at least one meal per day with a delicious, nutritious Dave’s Super Smoothie meal” and create a healthier You!