My Beef With Meat: The Healthiest Argument for Eating a Plant-Strong Diet
is an important resource for people who need to make more optimal
food choices. A beauty of this book is that the author cites classic
high nutrient choices for providing mineral supplementation ; such as, broccoli
which is rich in calcium. Tofu and collard greens are calcium-rich too.
There are other superfoods. For instance, flaxseed is an omega superstar.
The author explains why grass fed cattle produce better beef than
grain fed cattle. The book states that shopping for whole grain,
vegetables, fruits, soy and legumes results in food consumption
that has less inflammatory response within the body chemistry.
Quinoa is a better choice than gluten-based wheat. Quinoa has
lysine, manganese, magnesium, natural calcium and phosphorus.
In fact, the Incas considered it to be "the mother of all grains".
The author explains how certain fruits are high in protein.
Examples are peaches and strawberries. In addition, a plant
diet will produce fewer germs than meat. For instance, potatoes
are nutrient-rich with plenty of vitamin K. Similarly, dark
chocolate is high in anti-oxidants.
At the end of the book, the author provides sample diets which
are nutrient-packed and low in sugar and bad fats. Examples are
pumpkin muffins, mushoom pizza, hummus and flatbread burritos.
Flatbread is a better dietary choice because it is lower in carbs.
In addition, these preparations can be made with natural sweeteners
like stevia, cinnamon or anise.
My Beef With Meat is an important dietary resource for patients and
their physicians. The book is well written with many examples
of specific foods mapped to their nutrient content. The author has
provided a number of popular food preparations that are high in
nutrients while being low in bad fats, sugar and germs. The book
is well written and brief enough to be read quickly.
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