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Thrive Diet by Brendan Brazier
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Apr 20, 12

Read in April, 2012

Paleo minus meat. A thought provoking defense of 100% plant based nutrition written by a successful Ironman tri-athlete. Good summary of the evils of grains, dairy and caffeine but often a little light on science (although the references at the back are pretty solid—just not woven into the text). The problem with meat: difficult to digest and inflammatory (acid producing). Simpler amino acids from plant sources like spirulina, hemp, chlorella and lentils produce a much lighter load on the body and can speed recovery. Additionally the high load of nutrients, vitamins and minerals from salads, veggies and fruit boost the immune system and aid long-term health—especially when the body is not forced to cope with inflammatory foods. Hoping to find a book that unlocks more of the science.
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