COOKBOOK CRITIC LIVE LONGER. LIVE BETTER Increase your lifespan and optimise your health with wholesome, plant-based recipes from the for a longer and more vibrant life. By Priyanka Elhence The Healthspan Solution AT A GLANCE ROAD TEST The first four chapters of the tome discuss the history and science of food; finding the ‘new normal’ of proactively choosing a permanently positive healthspan-centered lifestyle transformation over indulgent, unhealthy food habits; and implementing the ‘less is more’ strategy for longevity and healthspan with access to the right foods, while minimising the use of adulterants such as sugar, flour, salt and oil. For instance, some of the principles introduced in the 10 Healthspan Habits include staying away from diet dogmas, eating right, eating less, staying active and supplementing only as needed. “The traditional Okinawan diet is almost entirely whole-food and plant-based. Nutritionally, this diet is low in calories and fat, especially saturated fat, and high in phytonutrients and fibre,” say Hever and Cronise. I’ll admit – I couldn’t wait to try out their recipes, 68 epicureasia.com
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