Give the plant-based style of eating a try!
Follow this 10-Day Daniel Challenge and see what it can do for you
It turns out that the "the world's first clinical trial", according to those who study the history of clinical research, is the one documented in first chapter of the book of Daniel in the Bible (1,2). It is, in fact, the first documented experiment to show the effect of a plant-based diet on human health and wellbeing. What's amazing about this story is that it only took ten days to see a noticeable difference in the health and appearance of the young men who followed this diet.
The plant-based diet is becoming increasingly popular lately. Medical doctors and health organizations are recommending it to their patients as a way to reduce or even reverse chronic diseases such as diabetes type 2, heart disease, obesity and others. Others follow it for ethical or environmental reasons. Regardless of the motivation, many people are finding that plant-based diets are way easier and more delicious than they ever thought.
As a nutritionist and health educator, I have been following and promoting a plant-based diet for many years. I have seen first hand the positive effect it can have on individuals who are struggling with chronic health issues. I have seen how effective it can be for losing weight permanently. In fact, I have experienced this personally. I have also read multiple research articles that confirm the scientific validity of this diet. And I truly believe it is the way humans were designed to eat.
I have been using this 10-day challenge for many years as part of a church-based community program to reverse diabetes, pre-diabetes and other chronic health conditions. I've had the chance to demonstrate many of these recipes in front of live audiences, and I know the participants have liked them very much.
So I invite you to try it too. Give your body a 10-day break and try some or all of these recipes. If anything, it can be a great detox experience for you. Or it can change your life. All the recipes included are not only plan-based, but also made with whole foods; in other words, with as little processing and chemical preservatives are possible.
Also, this menu is based on the eating style of two of the longest-living populations in the world: the centenarians in Okinawa, Japan and those living in Loma Linda, California. You will find many dishes that use tofu, which is a staple of Okinawa (where people live the longest in the whole world). You will also find dishes that rely on foods such as legumes and various nuts, which are widely consumed by the centenarians in Loma Linda. And of course, there is a variety of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. If you're allergic to any of these foods, feel free to omit them. If you're following a gluten-free diet, simply substitute the ingredients containing gluten for their gluten-free counterparts. If you don't like any of the recipes, simply repeat any of the recipes you do like as many times as you want!
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1. Bhatt, A. (2010). Evolution of clinical research: A history before and beyond James Lind. Perspectives in Clinical Research, 1(1), 6-10.
2. Collier, R. (2009). Legumes, lemons and streptomycin: A short history of the clinical trial. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 180(1).