Nineteen Little-Known Facts from The Perfect Formula Diet

Your body is way more complex than the most intricate electronic device or machine. So don’t try taking care of yourself without lots of solid information. Here are nineteen useful facts from the book The Perfect Formula Diet to jump-start your understanding.

Chapter 1. Perfect Body – Your physical self is an awesome composition of 100 trillion cells. (page 1)

Chapter 2. Perfect Weight – 33 patients of a family practice doctor lost an average of 31 pounds each over the course of a year on a whole-foods diet. (page 14)

Chapter 3. Perfect Foods – Over the course of human history, people have used at least 3,000 different species of plants for food. (page 28)

Chapter 4. Perfect Protein – A study of 200 people showed plant-based eaters had the same levels of proteins in their blood as meat-eaters did. (page 41)

Chapter 5. Perfect Nutrients – Lactose is a milk-based sugar that is partially digested by adults into the sugar galactose, which can damage a woman’s ovaries and increase the risk of cataracts. (page 50)

Chapter 6. Perfect Formula Diet – Flax seeds must be finely ground for you to digest and use them as a source of sufficient omega-3 fatty acids. (page 63)

Chapter 7. Perfect Rotation – A British study of 11,000 people found those who ate fresh fruit every day had a reduced rate of death from heart diseases, stroke, and all diseases combined. (page 76)

Chapter 8. Perfect Start – Specific goals for yourself are more compelling and motivational than are vague, general goals. (page 102)

Chapter 9. Perfect Logistics –The more time you spend shopping for and preparing home-cooked meals, the more likely you are to be at a healthy weight. (page 116)

Chapter 10. Perfect Price –When you eat a whole-foods, plant-based diet, you can save money by skipping expensive supplements. (page 129)

Chapter 11. Perfect Evidence – Pinto beans lower total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol. (page 142)

Chapter 12. Perfect Health – Take care of your teeth, because if you have gum disease you are significantly more likely to develop coronary artery disease, diabetes, kidney disease, osteorporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, and cancer. (page 148)

Chapter 13. Perfect Defenses – Your immune system is a highly organized network of about three trillion specialized cells and tissues throughout your body. (page 160)

Chapter 14. Perfect Balance – A typical adult has about 70,000 miles of blood vessels delivering nutrients, oxygen, and other vital necessities. (page 170)

Chapter 15. Perfect Puzzle Completed –Dairy foods are packed with estrogen, a known cancer promoter. Sixty to eighty percent of all estrogen that people consume comes, on average, from dairy products. (page 192)

Chapter 16. Perfect Planet – Environmental cardiology, a new medical field, builds on evidence that exposure to a variety of pollutants has a substantial impact on heart disease. (page 202)

Chapter 17. Perfect Home – Your skin is like a sponge, absorbing the creams, lotions, perfumes, shampoos, soaps, cleaning products, and so on that you rub into or put onto it. (page 209)

Chapter 18. Perfect Next Steps – Weight trumps exercise in determining levels of chronic inflammation throughout your body. (page 219)

Chapter 19. Perfect Climate – For the period 1970 to 2004, heat and drought killed more Americans than any other category of natural disaster. (page 232)

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