by Artemis P. Simopoulos
"The medically proven diet that restores your body's essential nutritional balance"
The Omega Diet: The Lifesaving Nutritional Program Based on the Diet of the Island of Crete
A 5-star book at Amazon.com
Is it really possible that eating more fat is the key to better health? It depends on the fat, according to Dr. Artemis Simopoulos. The Omega Plan shows, in great detail, the difference between omega-3 fats, those found in fish and some green vegetables, and omega-6 fats, which are found in most meats and vegetable oils. The former have heart-protective and cancer-preventive properties; the latter, he writes, cause obesity, heart disease, cancer, depression, and a host of other ills. Omega-3 fats are at the heart of his plan, along with ample servings of fruits and vegetables. Unlike diets based on deprivation, Simopoulos offers some fairly lush food choices, including an ounce of cheese every day. Best of all, The Omega Plan is bursting with so much useful information about food shopping and preparation that you'll be able to use its advice the second you put the book down.
Product Description: The medically proven diet that restores your body's essential nutritional balance "Good fats"--essential fatty acids--influence every aspect of our being, from the beating of our hearts to our ability to learn to remember. There are two types of essential fatty acids (EFAs), omega-6 and omega-3. The problem with our modern diet is that it contains far more omega-6 fatty acids than omega-3s. This hidden imbalance makes us more vulnerable to heart disease, cancer, obesity, autoimmmune diseases, allergies, diabetes, and depression. The Omega Diet is a natural, time-tested diet that balances the essential fatty acids in your diet. It is packed with delicious food that contain the "good" fats, including real salad dressing, cheese, eggs, fish--even the occasional chocolate dessert--and an abundance of antioxidant-rich fruits, vegetables, and legumes.
The Omega Diet provides:
* seven simple dietary guidelines for optimal physical and mental health
* a concise guide to the foods you need to restore your body's nutritional balance
* a diet plan that lets you eat fat as you lose fat
* fifty delicious recipes that are quick and easy to prepare
* a comprehensive three-week menu to help you get started