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The Healthiest Diet on the Planet : Why the Foods You Love-Pizza, Pancakes, Potatoes, Pasta, and More-Are the Solution to Preventing Disease and Looking and Feeling Your Best

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The bestselling author and internationally celebrated physician and expert on nutrition offers an appealing, approachable health solution-eat the foods you love to lose weight and get healthy. For years, we've been told that a healthy diet is heavy on meat, poultry, and fish, and avoids carbohydrates, particularly foods high in starch-empty calories harmful to our bodies. But what if everything we've heard was backwards? High in calories and cholesterol, animal fats and proteins too often leave you hungry and lead to overeating and weight gain. They are often the root causes of a host of avoidable health problems-from indigestion, ulcers, and constipation to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. On the other hand, complex carbohydrates like whole grains, legumes, tubers, and other starches provide your body with essential proteins and nutrients that satisfy the appetite while simultaneously fighting illness. But Americans eat far too few calories from carbohydrates-only about forty percent, according to Dr. John McDougall, internationally renowned expert on nutrition and health, featured on the documentary Forks Over Knives.
The Healthiest Diet on the Planet helps us reclaim our health by enjoying nutritious starches, vegetables, and fruits. McDougall takes on the propaganda machines pushing dangerous, high-fat fad diets and cuts through the smoke and mirrors of the diet industry. He offers a clear, proven guide to what we should and shouldn't eat to prevent disease, slow the aging process, improve our physical fitness, be kind to the environment, and be our most attractive selves. Featuring two dozen color photos and mouth-watering, easy-to-follow recipes for buckwheat pancakes, breakfast tortillas, baked potato skins, rainbow risotto, red lentil soup, green enchiladas, dairy-free lasagna and pizza, and more, The Healthiest Diet on the Planet will help you look great, feel better, and forever change the way you think about health and nutrition.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 187 x 235 x 24mm | 714g
  • HarperOne
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062426761
  • 9780062426765
  • 80,809

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From Almond French Toast to Cheezy Baked Macaroni, from Garden Wraps to Berry Sorbet--Eat the Delicious Foods You Love and Get Healthy.

For years we've been told that a healthy diet features piles of meat, poultry, and fish, while diets loaded with carbs and high in starch should be avoided at all costs.

But what if this was all wrong? What if everything we've been told about diet and nutrition--everything we've been told about food--is completely backwards?

Animal fats and proteins are high in calories and cholesterol, which too often leave us hungry and unsatisfied, a dangerous recipe for overeating and gaining weight. We're eating the wrong kinds of food and, as a result, we're all getting fat and sick one meal at a time.

The truth is only complex carbohydrates like whole grains, legumes, root vegetables, and other starch-rich foods can provide your body with the necessary essential nutrients that satisfy your appetite while simultaneously keeping you happy, healthy, and in the best shape of your life.

In The Healthiest Diet on the Planet, internationally renowned expert on nutrition and bestselling author Dr. John McDougall invites us to reclaim our health simply by eating the foods we've always loved but were told to never eat. This scientifically proven approach not only encourages us to eat the foods we crave and enjoy, but also has helped hundreds of thousands of people lose unwanted weight, discover more energy, and live longer and stronger. By enjoying nutritious starches, fruits, and vegetables, we can get healthy one satisfying meal at a time. Dr. McDougall offers a delicious, easy-to-follow, and proven guide that lets us enjoy the foods we love again--and, in the process, prevent disease and help reverse aging.

Featuring a unique color picture book that shows us exactly what we should and shouldn't eat, and over sixty mouth-watering recipes, The Healthiest Diet on the Planet is the easiest way to look great, feel better, and forever change the way we think about health and nutrition.
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Dr John McDougall has been a pioneer in this field of food and health for decades and has contributed much. This new book of his and his wife, Mary, is one more example of what he stands for. His candor says it all. Enjoy the read. -- T. COLIN CAMPBELL, Ph.D., coauthor of The China Study A pioneer in plant based nutrition, John McDougall crystallizes the flaws of low carbohydrate and Paleo disease producing diets and solidifies the scientifically proven health producing, disease reversal power of whole food plant based nutrition in his new book, The Healthiest Diet on the Planet. -- CALDWELL ESSELSTYN, MD, author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease John and Mary at their best: John presents the accumulating science in favor of "foods-as-grown" for the prevention, arrest and reversal of chronic diseases, for planetary survival and for compassion. He does it with clarity, with punch, and he scores. A homerun! -- HANS DIEHL, DrHSc, MPH Clinical Professor of Preventive Medicine, Loma Linda University; Founder of CHIP, Bestselling author A must-have on the shelf of every person who cares about their health, longevity, and happiness. McDougall's Healthiest Diet on the Planet just makes sense and offers the only solution to a complex problem. -- JOHN P. MACKEY, Co-founder and Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market Dr. McDougall has created a much-needed book that celebrates why the foods we love the most are also the best for us. With this smartly illustrated guide, he makes it easy for us to know what to eat and what not to eat--and make the healthiest food delicious. -- DAN BUETTNER, National Geographic Fellow and New York Times Best Selling Author of The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People Dr. John McDougall is one of the great pioneers of the evidence-based nutrition movement. The Healthiest Diet on the Planet lays out the core elements of healthy eating in the easiest possible terms to understand. -- MICHAEL GREGER, MD FACLM, Founder of http://nutritionfacts.org/
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About John McDougall

A physician and nutrition expert, John A. McDougall, M.D., is the founder and director of the nationally renowned McDougall Program, a ten-day residential program that he and his wife, Mary, host in Santa Rosa, California. After graduating from Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine, McDougall performed his internship at Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu and his medical residency at the University of Hawaii. He is certified as an internist by the Board of Internal Medicine and the National Board of Medical Examiners. Along with his wife, he is the author of several nationally bestselling books and co-founder of Dr. McDougall's Right Foods, which produces high quality vegetarian cuisine to make it easier for people to eat well on the go.
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