Food for Life
How the New Four Food Groups Can Save Your Life
Neal D. Barnard, M.D.
The new four food groups are grains, legumes, vegetables, and fruits. Meat and dairy lose their food group status, and fruits and vegetables no longer share a single group. This straightforward proposal sets in motion the most powerful dietary policy ever, one charged with the potential to save tens of millions of lives, including your own.
In Food for Life, Dr. Barnard makes the clearest case yet for this dietary revolution. Citing overwhelming medical evidence (previously downplayed by powerful lobbying groups), Dr. Barnard reveals why a diet based on the new four food groups will sharply decrease the risk of cancer and heart disease and dramatically increase life expectancy. And, most important, the quality of those later years will take a dramatic turn toward vitality and well-being.
Dr. Barnard unveils a 21-day program for a smooth transition to the new four food groups. These foods are naturally low in fat, cholesterol, and salt; high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals; and will enable you to eat as much as you want and still lose weight! Dr. Barnard's program takes into consideration a wide range of special needs and situations, and each daily menu and recipe shows just how enticing and flexible the new four food groups can be.
Food for Life proposes a bold new remedy for a society burdened by health problems. It also provides a specific plan for everyday people, a program full of practical and appealing suggestions for changing the way we eat. Food for Life has the power to transform the future, to give us all the opportunity for a long and vital life.
Neal Barnard, M.D., is president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. He lives in Washington, D.C.