Friday, June 11, 2010

The Thrive Diet by Brendan Brazier

I ordered this book from Amazon over the weekend because it is written by the founder of VEGA smoothie that I drink every morning. It arrived yesterday.  I started it last night and I'm very impressed with the life-long diet he is suggesting.  This is just one of the reviews:

"Ironman triathlete Brazier is proof that you can compete as a vegan; his `whole foods' diet uses more parts of the plant than processed, refined foods. As a result, it is more nutritious and more fibrous, which is good for digestion and filling one up with fewer calories. Plant foods are also ecologically sound because animal processing increases methane production and uses existing plant resources inefficiently. To boot, some studies have shown that a vegan diet reduces inflammation in arthritis and fibromyalgia, as well as high blood sugar and high blood pressure. The extremely vigorous exercise plan can be toned down for the rest of us. Ideal for dieters who want to reduce their carbon footprint and get healthy at the same time." -- Library Journal, starred review

I'm only about fifty pages into the book but already think it is excellent information.  From what I've read so far, it looks like he is soy and wheat free, in addition to eating vegan.  Check it out. 

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