The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in"Healthy" Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain by Steven R. Gundry MD
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The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in Healthy Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain Audiobook by Steven R. Gundry MD provides an interesting perspective on potential dangers in consuming different food items. Dr. Gundry discusses lectins and its harmful effects. He says that lectin is a self-defense protein that plants use to harm the predator to avoid being eaten by them.
He also opines that lectins are responsible for inflammation of heart disease and cancer. He also goes on to say that gluten is not the problem with grains but it is the presence of lectin which causes harmful inflammation. Dr. Gundry does not recommend consuming grains and legumes as it contains abundant amount of lectins.
Dr. Gundry provides his Plant Paradox diet to the readers. The diet is low on carbohydrate and prohibits consumption of sweets, fruits, and grains. He also recommends intermittent fasting. The author is restrictive in his Plant Paradox diet and completely prohibits consuming fruits and all types of legumes. He also suggests that tomatoes should be eaten after removing their skin and seeds. He also says that vegetables should be peeled properly before eating as most of the lectin content is in the skin and seeds of the plants. The book offers a complete list of foods containing lectins, a thorough detox plan, and lectin free recipes.
The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in Healthy Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain Audiobook by Steven R. Gundry MD Text deals with an interesting topic. Many of the claims made by the author in the book are backed by scientific research. He also provides success stories which the readers will find easy to relate to.
The writing sometimes becomes labored and technical which may be a hindrance to the layman reader in following and continue reading. Dr. Gundry provides a step-by-step process of moving to the Plant Paradox diet and does not forces it upon the readers instantly. Overall, the book is informative and thought-provoking. It is recommended for readers who want to adopt a healthy nutrition regime to move towards a more balanced and healthy lifestyle.
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