The Bonus Years Diet is written by Ralph Felder, a physician whom is also a trained chef, and Carol Colman, a New York Times Bestselling author.
The diet is centered around seven miracle foods that can improve your health and longevity. The authors claim that by incorporating these foods in your diet regularly you can extend your life by an average of 6.4 years. These are the bonus years.
The Bonus Years Diet is based on increasing your intake of the seven miracle foods. In addition to promoting longevity these foods can also reduce your risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and inflammatory conditions.
These foods were selected specifically to keep the blood vessels healthy and functioning well. By eating the seven miracle foods in the prescribed amounts you will reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by 75%.
The seven miracle foods include:
In addition to consuming the seven miracle foods, dieters are instructed not to use any oil on the diet. Felder instructs dieters in cooking methods that can be used to substitute for those traditionally involving oil.
The Bonus Years Diet also includes a one-month meal plan and over 125 recipes including the foods for longevity.
Red wine, dark chocolate, nuts, trout, salmon, swordfish, chicken breast, pork tenderloin, garlic, fruit and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, low fat salad dressing, chicken broth.
Creamy old-fashioned oatmeal with cranberries and slivered almonds
Spanish style chickpea salad
Celery with peanut butter
Pan roasted salmon with Shanghai red sauce
Poached pears in red wine with chocolate sauce
Exercise is regarded as an important part of the Bonus Years Diet and dieters are told that moderate activity can add 1.5 years to life expectancy and high levels of activity can add 3.7 years. However the authors state that if you are already following their eating plan you won’t necessarily be able to add extra years by exercising.
Regardless of this, exercise is recommended because it can increase your enjoyment of life. Cardiovascular exercise should be performed for at least 30 minutes, five days a week.
The Bonus Years Diet: 7 Miracle Foods Including Chocolate, Red Wine, and Nuts That Can Add 6.4 Years on Average to Your Life retails at $25.95.
The Bonus Years Diet will appeal to those who are interested in enhancing their cardiovascular health and increasing longevity.
The program allows dieters to enjoy eating delicious food and to indulge in treats such as chocolate and red wine while also making positive lifestyle changes to improve health and well-being.