Eat To Live - Dr. Joel Fuhrman: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained
I believe I can never know enough about living healthy. I'm constantly learning more about eating healthy. I've adopted a plant-baesd diet, a vegetarian diet, but it is amazing to me how much more there is to learn?
I suggest reading the book Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman. Even if you believe your diet is good, it's great to get more validation. It helps me continue to make good choices and when I do make a decision to eat something fun and as good as cardboard is for me, at least, I understand it.
After years of examining the accumulating evidence, eight top health organizations joined forces and agreed to encourage Americans to eat more unrefined plant food and less food from animal sources, as revealed in the dietary guidelines published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
These authorities are the Nutrition Committee of the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, the American Dietetic Association, the Division of Nutrition Research of the National Institutes of Health, and the American Society for Clinical Nutrition. Their unified guidelines are a giant step in the right direction. Their aim is to offer protection against the major chronic diseases in America, including heart disease and cancer. “The emphasis is on eating a variety of foods, mostly fruits and vegetables, with very little simple sugar or high-fat foods, especially animal foods,” said Abby Bloch, Ph.D., R.D., chair of the American Cancer Society at the time. Based on a culmination of years of research, these health experts’ conclusion was that too much animal-source food is one of the leading causes of heart disease, cancer, strokes, diabetes, obesity, etc.— all the major chronic diseases that cost 1.4 million Americans their lives each year (more than two-thirds of all deaths in the United States).
Fuhrman, Joel (2011-01-05). Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss (pp. 71-72). research lifestyle tips health & wellness diet & nutrition cardiovascular disease