The PlantPlus Diet Solution attempts to dispel any confusion you may have about health and nutrition related to a plant based diet.
The book’s author, Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., is a Harvard-trained cell biologist, health psychologist, and New York Times best-selling author.
She believes that when people have the right information they can make powerful choices to transform their lives.
The author describes the PlantPlus Diet as “a scientific, metabolically-personalized whole-foods approach to health.”
The book offers bite-sized servings of scientific information related to cutting edge nutritional topics. This helps you understand the relationship between your health and food to discover the best diet structure for your body.
Joan Borysenko highlights the basic foundations of a healthful diet:
She explains that the most important dietary changes you can make are:
The Plus part of the PlantPlus Diet refers to proteins, which can include fish, meat, eggs, tofu, tempeh and dairy products.
These foods can be included in your diet depending on your personal preference and your unique physiology.
Everyone is encouraged to begin with the reboot plan, which is a 4-week program of healthy, plant-based eating. On this diet you will avoid many carbohydrate foods such as bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, and desserts. It is a cleanse where you dump processed foods and extra carbs – including whole grains and legumes.
However you don’t have to give up carbohydrates completely. PlantPlus refers to this plan as a “carb-reasonable” diet.
What this means is that you can consume low-glycemic index good carbs – the kind found in high-fiber whole vegetables and fruits.
We vary considerably in the amount of carbohydrates our bodies can process without negative effects on our health.
Some individuals need to continue to limit carbohydrate intake over the long term. Other people – especially active individuals and athletes – do better with more carbs in their diet.
Medical tests, symptoms and your weight can provide important information to help you adjust your diet for optimal health.
Mixed Greens Salad with Pecans and Goat Feta Cheese
Sesame crackers with hummus
Thai Shrimp and Scallop Curry
Heavenly Baked Apples
The PlantPlus Diet Solution: Personalized Nutrition for Life retails at $25.95.
PlantPlus will appeal to dieters who wish to have a greater understanding about the science of health and weight loss. It elaborates the latest scientific research related to eating vegetables and fruits and explains it in simple language that is easy to understand.
While it advocates a high intake of plant-based foods – especially vegetables – this is not a vegan diet plan. Animal products can be included in moderation depending on personal preference, individual health requirements and goals.