Being Vegan itself isn't really enough to become healthy because I have learned that there are a ton of very unhealthy foods that are technically Vegan. Like Oreo cookies for example! They contain no animal products and therefore "technically" Vegan. This is why I will be focuaing also on an Organic Vegan diet. So, whats the difference? Basically by adding the Organic aspect I am eliminating all of the chemicals I eat!!! Do you know how many freaking chemicals are found in our everyday foods?!?!?! It's madness. If after the first couple of ingredients you find a list of twenty others that you can't pronounce the names of then you probably shouldn't be eating it...
High Fructose Corn Syrup is a big offender!!! I know, I know there is that commercial (paid for by the corn industry) that stated that high fructose corn syrup was all natural because it came from corn but even if that statement were completely accurate and it is simply just natural corn sugar then why the heck do we need to add SUGAR to almost every processed product on the market? Because sugar is addictive and addicts buy more sugar (trust me because I was completely addicted to Noah's Bagels along with many other processed foods). Have you ever noticed that when you manage to stop consuming a food you find yourself craving constantly that after a while you no longer crave it?
With the food industries logic in mind you could also surmise that it is OK to consume Cocaine or lets say Heroin because they are also all natural? Nope, sorry that just doesn't work. Picking a single chemical complex out of a natural item, synthesizing it and then trying to claim it is still all natural is crazy.
I have to admit though that this will be hard! No more Noah's Bagels... Man oh man do I miss cream cheese... Cheers!