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The Plant-Powered Diet: The Lifelong Eating Plan for Achieving Optimal Health, Beginning Todayby Sharon Palmer
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A major addition to the hotter-than-ever “plant-based” bookshelf by an accomplished nutrition journalist and dietitian—with 75 whole-foods recipes and a 14-day plan for including more health-promoting, plant-based foods in any kind of diet, from vegan to omnivorous.
The whole-foods, plant-based diet movement is rapidly picking up steam, and for good reason: all of today’s most cutting-edge nutrition research indicates that this way of eating is the healthiest. Whether vegan, vegetarian, or omnivorous with sparing use of meat and dairy, a diet that centers on nutrient-rich fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, and other whole plant foods can protect against—or even cure—heart disease, many cancers, obesity, and more. In The Plant-Powered Diet, Sharon Palmer provides readers with a thorough grounding in the health benefits of powering up on plants and a guide to adapting the principles of a plant-based diet to suit their individual lifestyles and goals.
From the staunch carnivore hoping to skip the meat once or twice a week to the longtime vegetarian who could still afford to eat more actual vegetables, any reader will benefit from Palmer’s careful research, 75 delicious and nourishing recipes, and personalized advice on everything from working out to eating out, including 14 daily “Plant-Powered Action Alerts”—simple suggested activities that readers can put into practice at home, the grocery store, and restaurants to get them excited and informed about powering their bodies on a whole-foods, plant-based diet. The Plant-Powered Diet will help readers make simple changes and extend those changes across a lifetime—a lifetime that will, thanks to the power of plants, be longer, healthier, and happier.
Harness the power of whole-plant foods to lead a long and vibrant life—whether youre vegan, vegetarian or omnivorous.
Eat more whole plants. This simple recommendation is at the heart of a building consensus: The healthiest diet is a plant-based diet. Plants have spent millions of years evolving their defenses against disease. Now, studies indicate that by eating whole, minimally processed plant foods, humans too can gain protection—against everyday illness, diabetes, obesity, depression, mental decline, heart disease, and even cancer.
In The Plant-Powered Diet, registered dietitian Sharon Palmer marshals the most up-to-date findings in nutrition to explain both why you should fill more of your plate with whole-plant foods and how to do so, whether youre a longtime vegan or a committed omnivore. Here is:
The Plant-Powered Diet is not a diet youll go “on” today and “off” tomorrow. It is a simple, satisfying, and thoroughly delicious way of eating that can not only last your lifetime—but lengthen it.
A major step forward for everyone—vegan, vegetarian or omnivore—seeking the lifelong health benefits of plant-powered eating: A complete program that starts today.
Hundreds of studies lead to this one conclusion: The healthiest diet on the planet is a plant-based diet. Plant-based eating has been linked to abundant health benefits, including increased lifespan, a lower risk of heart disease and cancer, and better brain health. Now, for everyone from omnivores who want to cut back on meat and eat more vegetables, to vegans looking to benefit even more from the healthiest plant foods, The Plant-Powered Diet meets all readers where they are, explains the dramatic benefits of eating more plants, and provides an all-in-one guide to re-engineering one’s diet, day by day.
About the Author
Sharon Palmer, RDN, is a registered dietitian, editor of the award-winning health newsletter Environmental Nutrition, and a nationally recognized nutrition expert who has personally impacted thousands of people’s lives through her writing and clinical work. She lives outside of Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.
Foreword author David L. Katz, MD, MPH, is director of the Yale University Prevention Research Center.
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