David Murdock, who owns the Dole Fruit Comany, is a man after our own hearts. No, he's not vegan, but he he is definitely plant-strong.
The New York Times profiled him today, nothing he eats with a "with a methodical, messianic correctness that he believes can, and will, ward off major disease and minor ailment alike."
"... fruits and vegetables: he crams as many as 20 of them, including pulverized banana peels and the ground-up rinds of oranges, into the smoothies he drinks two to three times a day, to keep his body brimming with fiber and vitamins."
I wish we all did more of this: "He tries to fit in weight lifting several times a week, and that, combined with brisk walks on a treadmill and his diet, helps keep his weight at about 140 pounds, though he has always been naturally slender, even when he ate what he pleased. "
"He doesn’t count calories or believe in extreme caloric restriction as a way to extend life."
Joel Fuhrman MD would mostly approve: "a six-fruit smoothie; a mixed-leaf salad with toasted walnuts, fennel and blood orange; a soup with more than eight vegetables and beans; a sliver of grilled Dover sole on a bed of baby carrots, broccoli and brown rice."
"He will ask employees or friends who are putting sugar in coffee or milk in tea why they want to kill themselves..."
Perhaps Murdock is a bit misguided about sweeteners: "sweetened not with sugar but with honey" and "still cookie-struck, he walked into the kitchen to ask that a few be packed up for him to have handy through the afternoon."
But in general the man doesn't appear miss a trickl: "He is careful to get a little bit of daily sun, which is crucial for proper absorption of vitamin D, but not too much, lest he court skin cancer. He tries to go to bed no later than 11 p.m. and to get more than six hours of sleep every night. "
Click below to read the full story on the New York Times website.