The Healthiest Diet on the Planet (Hardcover)
Why the Foods You Love-Pizza, Pancakes, Potatoes, Pasta, and More-Are the Solution to Preventing Disease and Looking and Feeling Your Best
HarperOne, 9780062426765, 224pp.
Publication Date: September 27, 2016
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.
About the Author
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.
Praise For 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…
— 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/