The Proof Is in the Plants: How Science Shows a Plant-Based Diet Could Save Your Life (and the Planet)

The Proof Is in the Plants: How Science Shows a Plant-Based Diet Could Save Your Life (and the Planet)

The Proof Is in the Plants: How Science Shows a Plant-Based Diet Could Save Your Life (and the Planet)

The Proof Is in the Plants: How Science Shows a Plant-Based Diet Could Save Your Life (and the Planet)


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All the facts and advice for anyone curious about feeling and doing better through a plant-focused diet

What if there was a way of eating that may help us live healthier for longer and protect the future of our planet, too?

The good news is that evidence now shows a plant-based diet may offer us exactly that—and straight-talking nutritionist Simon Hill has done the hard work translating the science into actionable advice for everyday life.

Before transitioning to a plant-based diet, Simon held many of the common misconceptions. But instead he experienced incredible improvements in his energy levels, digestion, mental clarity, and post-workout recovery after making the shift. He’d finally understood the power of food and was determined to find out—and share—the agenda-free truth about the optimum diet for human health.

By undertaking a master’s degree in nutrition, poring over the latest scientific papers and books, and producing hundreds of hours of his internationally successful Plant Proof podcast, Simon has pursued the answers to all the questions he had about fueling our bodies with more plants. Now, in his first book, he brings it all together into one inspiring and practical guide.

It covers:

– The reasons why we’re all so confused about what to eat
– The evidence showing how a plant-based diet might reduce risks of heart attacks and strokes, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and dementia
– The positive impact of plant-based living for the climate and animal welfare
– Common myths about a plant-based diet—and what the real facts are
– How to build a healthy, satisfying plant-based plate, from macronutrients to micronutrients
– Practical tips for making the shift, and much more.

If you want to understand and unlock the many benefits of putting more plants on your plate, this book is for you.

Includes metric measures.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781760890049
Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia
Publication date: 09/30/2021
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 115,368
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Simon Hill is the founder of the hugely popular Plant Proof podcast and blog of the same name, and a nutritionist, and qualified physiotherapist. On top of his formal education, Simon spends hours and hours deciphering scientific studies so he can break down how to fuel your body to promote longevity and reduce the chance of developing disease while simultaneously achieving whatever health and fitness goals you may have. He is the plant-based food contributor to Chris Hemsworth’s fitness app, Centr, and in 2019 Simon opened a plant-based restaurant, Eden, in his Sydney neighborhood of Bondi. Will Bulsiewicz is the New York Times-bestselling author of Fiber Fueled. He practices in Charleston, South Carolina.

Table of Contents

Foreword Dr Will Bulsiewicz vii

Introduction 1

Part 1 A Diet of Confusion 17

1 A rigged food environment 22

2 Our hijacked healthcare system 39

3 A for-profit nutrition culture 50

Part 2 A Diet of Science 65

4 Eating for a healthy body weight 75

5 Eating to prevent cardiovascular disease 101

6 Eating to prevent cancer 140

7 Eating to keep your brain young 161

8 A diet for living longer 177

9 The optimal diet for all life on the planet 203

Part 3 Making the Shift 245

10 The eight Plant Proof principles of a healthy WFPBD 250

Principle 1 Focus on food groups, not macronutrients 254

Principle 2 Be fibre-obsessed (and protein-aware) 274

Principle 3 Diversity is key for gut health 290

Principle 4 Consider nutrients of focus 304

Principle 5 When we eat matters 360

Principle 6 Drink water for thirst 364

Principle 7 Customisation is key 366

Principle 8 Don't let perfection be the enemy of the good 376

References 393

Further reading 394

Gratitudes 396

Index 399

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