Recommended reading: The Myth of High-Protein Diets

This New York Times opinion piece from earlier this week is a great overview of some of the most compelling health reasons for going plant-based. It is a very worthwhile read about what science says about the link between food and disease.

Dean Ornish is one of the world’s most famous physicians within the preventative medicin field. He is a best selling author and the founder of the non-profit Preventative Medicine Research Institute in California.  He is also well known for being one of the most influential doctors behind President Bill Clinton’s life style change a few years back when he became a vegan to treat his heart disease.

In a nutshell, what Dean Ornish recommends is (taken from the article):

“An optimal diet for preventing disease is a whole-foods, plant-based diet that is naturally low in animal protein, harmful fats and refined carbohydrates. What that means in practice is little or no red meat; mostly vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes and soy products in their natural forms; very few simple and refined carbohydrates such as sugar and white flour; and sufficient “good fats” such as fish oil or flax oil, seeds and nuts.”

Read the full piece here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/23/opinion/the-myth-of-high-protein-diets.html?_r=0

 

 

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