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Dr. Joel Fuhrman's Eat to Live Lifestyle

Is your body getting enough nutrients? New York Times best-selling author and MD Dr. Joel Fuhram brings you his new Eat to Live Cookbook, which tells you how a nutrient-dense diet can help you lead a healthy lifestyle!

Eat to Live is a mindset. When you eat to live you seek foods, recipes and menus that are nutrient rich. A plant-based, nutrient dense diet enables you to lose weight and keep it off permanently. Without superior nutrition, your ability to live life to the fullest is limited. Foods that are naturally rich in nutrients are also high in fibre and water and naturally low in calories.

Dr. Fuhrman has also a designed a 'nutritarian' food plate to illustrate what your plate should really look like every day.

Half Raw and Half Cooked Vegetables

30 - 60 per cent of Calories
Make sure you're having those leafy greens like kale, Swiss chard, spinach, Brussels sprouts, bok choy etc., because they're your secret weapon to good health. The concentration of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidants per calorie in vegetables is highest, by far, in any food.

Fruits

10 - 40 per cent of Calories
Remember to eat a minimum of three fresh fruits a day. Fruit offers strong protection against certain cancers and also helps prevent aging and deterioration of the brain.

Beans
10 - 40 per cent of Calories
This includes chickpeas, kidney, pinto, black and soybeans. Dr. Fuhrman pushes for protein through beans rather than animal products because they're packed with fibre and phytochemicals. In the food plate, beans are eaten daily and meat is limited to two servings or less per week.

Seeds and Nuts
10 - 40 per cent of Calories
Nuts and seeds are included every day because of their potent cardiovascular benefits. But because of their calorie density, they should be limited for individuals trying to lose weight.

Whole Grains
20 per cent or less of Calories
Grains do not contain enough nutrients per calorie to form the major of your diet. Also, make sure the grains you do include in your diet are 100% whole grain like barley, buckwheat, quinoa, spelt and brown rice.

Poultry, eggs, Dairy, Potatoes
10 per cent or less of Calories
All animal products, including meat and fish are low in the nutrients that protect us against cancer and heart attacks.

Avoid
Cheese, red meat, sweets, white flour, white rice. These foods provide few antioxidants and phytochemicals and decrease the nutrient density of your diet.
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