This past Thursday, I had honor of interviewing Dr. Joel Fuhrman about how to be a healthy vegan. If you are unfamiliar with Dr. Fuhrman's work, he has transformed so many people's lives with his Nutritarian diet, including the "GBOMBS" foods that I eat each day (greens, beans, onions, mushrooms, berries and seeds). Although my diet includes other plant based foods, the GBOMBS are what I make sure I have daily. You can read about Dr. Fuhrman further on his website.
I wanted to interview Dr. Fuhrman as I knew he would have a lot of insight as to what's a healthy way to be vegan. As we all know, vegans can also be unhealthy, evidenced by the fact that many of the processed foods are vegan, like Oreos. As expected, Dr. Fuhrman confirmed that the GBOMBS foods are what vegans, and everybody should be focusing on. People need to eliminate as much processed food in their diet as possible, vegan or not!
He also covered supplements. I already knew how essential vitamin B12 was for vegans, but I didn't realize that the algae I've been taking for DHA should be fresh and kept in a refrigerator. I also didn't take Zinc, but after hearing how essential that is, I'm going to consider getting some.
I also had my Facebook friend Rob Lee join the interview. He's a huge fan of Dr. Fuhrman and he credits his for changing his life for the better and getting healthier.
I thought this was an important interview as I think it's important that more people become plant based. We don't have the resources to feed everyone animal products. Let's not forget about the animal cruelty involved as well. I've been 100 percent plant based since September of 2016. After I went plant based, I also became vegan. Health still matters to me and I wanted to make sure that I'm getting all the nutrients. I feel great, but it doesn't hurt to keep learning on how to eat even healthier as a vegan!