by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Eats
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Oprah Winfrey’s 21-day cleanse — in which she eliminated caffeine, sugar, alcohol, gluten and animal products from her diet — has come to an end. The 54-year old reflected on the experience in her last post documenting the experience saying, 

“What I know for sure is I’ve reached a new level of awareness about food, eating and the whole process of how it gets to my table. I used to say thanks before a meal out of perfunctory habit. Now I consider it true grace to be able to eat anything in a world of increasing food shortages and starving people.

This has been exactly what we intended: enlightening. I will forever be a more cautious and conscious eater. That’s my commitment for now. To stay awakened.”

It’s great to see Oprah encouraging awareness of food — and the conscious action to appreciate where it comes from. We by no means expect her to continue down this vegan road, but perhaps something in that 21-days will rub off in future meals and considerations. 

What did you think of this challenge? Did Oprah come through on expectations to raise awareness? 

Check out the rest of her blogging entries here. 

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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