You’ve heard it before. The standard American diet is laden with too much saturated fat, sugar and processed foods filled with artificial ingredients. This kind of diet can wreak havoc on your body, contributing vastly to chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.
To undo the damage, one need only look at our ancient forebears who had it right by eating a plant-based diet. Today, studies show that people who eat only plant-based foods generally consume fewer calories, weigh less, and have a lower risk of heart disease than non-vegetarians do.
Dr. Oz’s Prehistoric Diet
1. Protein Category: For those meat-lovers out there, it may surprise you to learn you only need about 10% of your total calories to come from protein. Here are great sources:
2. Calcium Category: Especially for women over 40, calcium is a critical nutrient, important for bone health. Great sources include: