My Beef With Meat: The Healthiest Argument for Eating a Plant-Strong Diet by Rip Esselstyn is an important resource for people who want to make more optimal food choices.
A beauty of this book is that the author focuses on classic high nutrient choices for providing mineral supplementation such as broccoli, which is rich in calcium. Tofu and collard greens are calcium-rich too. There are other superfoods. For instance, flaxseed is an omega superstar.
The author explains why grass-fed cattle produce better beef than grain-fed cattle.
The author tells us that shopping for whole grain, vegetables, fruits, soy and legumes results in food consumption that has less inflammatory response within the body chemistry.
Quinoa is a better choice than gluten-based wheat. Quinoa has lysine, manganese, magnesium, natural calcium and phosphorus. In fact, the Incas considered it to be “the mother of all grains”.
The author explains how certain fruits are high in protein. Examples are peaches and strawberries. Potatoes are nutrient-rich with plenty of vitamin K. Similarly, dark chocolate is high in anti-oxidants.
At the end of the book, the author provides sample diets that are nutrient-packed and low in sugar and bad fats. Examples are pumpkin muffins, mushoom pizza, hummus and flatbread burritos. Flatbread is a better dietary choice because it is lower in carbs. Where relevant, many of these preparations can be made with natural sweetners such as stevia, cinnamon or anise.
My Beef With Meat by Rip Esselstyn is an important dietary resource for patients and their physicians. The book is well written with many examples of specific foods mapped to their nutrient content. The author has provided a number of popular food preparations that are high in nutrients while being low in bad fats and sugar.
The book is well written and brief enough to be read quickly.