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Simply Plant-Based: Fabulous Food For A Healthy Life (Book Review)

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Posted on Nov 02, 2021, 2 p.m.

Simply Plant-Based: Fabulous Food For A Healthy Life was written by Vanita Rahman, MD, who is a board-certified physician in internal medicine, and clinic director at Barnard Medical Center leading clinical research, nutrition education programs, and patient care. Dr. Rahman is also a certified nutritionist and personal trainer. 

The recipes in this book are based on using whole plant foods which are rich in fiber and nutrients while being low in fat, sodium, and sugar in numerous satisfying options. Seasoned vegans and those just learning how to be more focused on being plant-based will find this book to be loaded with innovative, easy-to-make meals that do not sacrifice great tasting flavors while following this lifestyle. 

This 155 paged book begins with a helpful questions and answers section, then moves on to tips for grocery shopping and meal planning which is followed by reviewing kitchen tools and gadgets that might be helpful before moving on to the many delicious recipes accompanied by vivid photos and storage tips for meals that you can enjoy like breakfasts, salads, dips, soups, stews, sauces, dressings, sandwiches, main dishes, and fabulous desserts.

Dr. Rahman is a practicing physician, she believes that nutrition and lifestyle play critical roles in the prevention and management of most common diseases, maintaining that it is important to treat all aspects of health which includes diet, sleep habits, stress management, and physical activity. 

Research is showing that there are many benefits to following a plant-based diet such as being heart-friendly, helping to lower high blood pressure, may reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, may help prevent type 2 diabetes, helping to control/maintain weight, may extend longevity, may decrease the risk of cancer, helps to improve cholesterol, may reduce the risk of stroke, and it may help to keep your brain cognitively strong. 

To show how easy cooking healthy and wonderful food for a healthy life can be she has even provided a cooking demonstration from her new book featuring easy to prepare, yummy, low-fat roasted red pepper dip, an Italian brown lentil soup with vegetables, and chickpea blondies for dessert.

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