For the millions who are following a plant-based diet, as well as those meat-eaters who are considering it, My Beef With Meat is the definitive guide to convincing all that it's truly the best way to eat! New York Times Bestelling author of The Engine 2 Diet and nutrition lecturer Rip Esselstyn, is back and ready to arm readers with the knowledge they need to win any argument with those who doubt the health benefits of a plant-based diet--and convince curious carnivores to change their diets once and for all.
Esselstyn reveals information on the foods that most people believe are healthy, yet that scientific research shows are not. Some foods, in fact, he deems so destructive they deserve a warning label. Want to prevent heart attacks, stroke, cancer and Alzheimer's? Then learn the facts and gain the knowledge to convince those skeptics that they are misinformed about plant-base diets, for instance:
You don't need meat and dairy to have strong bones or get enough protein
You get enough calcium and iron in plants
The myth of the Mediterranean diet
There is a serious problem with the Paleo diet
If you eat plants, you lose weight and feel great
My Beef With Meat proves the Engine 2 way of eating can optimize health and ultimately save lives and includes more than 145 delicious recipes to help readers reach that goal.
Austin firefighter Esselstyn's 2009 best-selling The Engine 2 Diet earned many a convert to his meat and dairy-free approach to nutrition. Here, he offers more of the same, but with additional reasons to skip the meat alongside new recipes. Divided into two parts a sustained, 36-point argument for a meat and dairy-free diet, then over 140 recipes to help readers do just that Esselstyn presents a solid case, easing fears followers may have about getting enough protein, iron, calcium, and other nutrients as well as substantiating claims that a vegetable-based diet can boost performance on the playing field as well as the bedroom. Those new to the program will find many reasons to consider ditching the meat, but readers of Esselstyn's previous book will find a lot of repetition and greater elaboration on key points. Either way, readers interested in altering their diet will find the majority of the book's recipes, the truly new content in this volume, to be of use. The majority of his dishes such as chili, Thai Slaw, and Butternut Squash Lasagne are approachable, tasty, and easily sourced, making this an accessible entry point for carnivores looking to change their meaty ways.