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August 02, 2020 - POPSUGAR

If You Want to Feel Energetic, Prevent Disease, and Lose Weight, Try the 'Eat to Live' Lifestyle

If You Want to Feel Energetic, Prevent Disease, and Lose Weight, Try the 'Eat to Live' Lifestyle
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While looking for vegan recipe inspiration on Instagram, I stumbled on the hashtag #nutritarian, an eating lifestyle developed Joel Furman, MD, who wrote the book Eat to Live. After scrolling through gorgeously colored plant-based recipes and reading a little bit about the science behind a nutritarian diet, I immediately ordered the book so I could learn more.

The book begins with an explanation of why the standard American diet, full of processed, high-calorie, nutrient-deficient food, may lead to health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and cancer, as well as early death. He touches on the health risks of eating too much meat and dairy, the dangers of yo-yo dieting, and Dr. Furman's simple solution — to eat high-nutrient, low-calorie foods.

A nutritarian diet focuses on nutrient-dense foods that prevent disease instead of causing it. It's comprised of a plant-based diet that includes tons of greens, other veggies, fruit, legumes, and a limited amount of whole grains, nuts, and seeds.

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