Eat Right, Live Longer: Using the Natural Power of Foods to Age-Proof Your Body

by Neal Barnard (Author)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly
Barnard, author of Food for Life and president of the Physicians' Committee for
Responsible Medicine, has developed an eight-step program to age-proof the body
from the inside out. The first step is to use nutrients from fruits, legumes and
vegetables to shield the body against free radicals, "aggressive molecules
[that] are the equivalent of factory exhaust" and that damage the body's cells
and contribute to the decay associated with aging. Other steps call for
strengthening the body's defenses against environmental pollutants with natural
enzymes; controlling sex hormones through diet and weight control; protecting
veins and arteries by eating foods that reduce vein pressures and artery
closures; maintaining strong bones and joints and taking off weight. His program
requires a restrictive, low-fat (10% of daily calorie intake), vegetarian diet
and a regular walking regime. Barnard recommends a "Zero-a-Day" program of meats
and dairy products for maximum health benefits. Despite the program's daunting
aspects, Barnard's 14-day menu plan and selection of dairy-and meat-free
recipes, developed by Jennifer Raymond, deliver an intriguing challenge. What
diet can't be followed for two weeks?

From Library Journal
Barnard (Food for Life, LJ 6/15/93) aims at readers who want to learn more about
how the nutritional properties of foods can help them avoid cancer, look
younger, lose weight, and boost their immunity?in short, live longer, feel
younger, be healthy. His regimen is basically a vegetarian eating plan. After
explaining the whys and wherefores of how certain nutrients help human bodies in
various ways, he presents a menu plan, complete with recipes developed by
nutrition consultant Jennifer Raymond. There's not much here that's not in many
other mainstream nutrition books; the book simply gathers the information under
the attractive umbrella of longevity and vitality. General readers seeking to
add more vegetarian, low-fat recipes to their files will appreciate their
inclusion here.

Product Details

Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press; 1st Pbk. Ed edition (December 24, 1996)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0517887789



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