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July 2012 Issue

The Plant-Powered Diet for Life

Power your life with plants for optimal health. That’s what Sharon Palmer, R.D. encourages you to do in “The Plant-Powered Diet: The Lifelong Eating Plan for Achieving Optimal Health, Beginning Today” (published by The Experiment in 2012). Palmer, a registered dietitian and food and nutrition journalist, starts by highlighting the many benefits of a plant-based diet. These include living longer, weighing less, having a healthy heart, protection from cancer, diabetes, and neurological diseases; a healthier immune system, and helping the planet, among other things. But then she takes you on a journey through every plant food group, from protein-rich plants to grains, fruits, vegetables, and plant-based fats.

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