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Review of The O2 Diet, a.k.a. the Antioxidant Diet

the o2 dietEven though there are scores of diets on the market, many of them say the same thing: Eat less, move more.

But the recently-released O2 Diet, also being called the antioxidant diet, takes the emphasis off of eating less and exercising and instead places it on the nutritional value of what you’re eating.

Created by registered dietitian Keri Glassman, The O2 Diet focuses on antioxidants, those tiny but powerful substances in food that help rid the body of free radical damage, which has been linked to everything from heart disease and cancer to Alzheimer’s disease and wrinkles. Using the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) scale, a measurement created by the USDA that calculates how well a food protects the body against free radicals, The O2 Diet has you counting ORAC points rather than calories, fat grams or carbs.

Each day your goal is to consume 30,000 ORAC points. While this may sound like a lot, keep in mind that one cup of blueberries delivers 9,700 ORAC points, and a square of dark chocolate packs almost 6,000 ORAC points.

blueberriesThe plan starts out with a four-day cleanse followed by a 28-day O2 Diet. Glassman provides lists of antioxidant-rich foods and their ORAC score as well as recipes like Green Tea Walnut Loaf, Salmon with Raspberry Balsamic Glaze, Blackberry-Thyme Margarita, Chocolate-Cherry Buttermilk Scones, Caramelized Pear and Pecan French Toast, and many more.

You’ll also learn about the science behind antioxidants, free radical damage and how the lifestyle we choose to lead can can put us at risk or help to prevent us from free radical-causing diseases and conditions. Glassman has a way of transforming highly technical medical terms into easily understandable concepts and terms. Before you know it, you’ll be an antioxidant expert and you’ll have the glowing skin and skinny jeans to prove it.

January 8th, 2010

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barbara machado

I would like to do it but I have diabetes 2, I am controling it by diet, no needles or pills
what do you suggest. please get back to me as soon as possible

posted Apr 26th, 2010 10:21 am


I started the cleanse yesterday and I woke up today feeling great. Not sure if it was related to all the great things I put in my body, but either way, I like the way I feel. I still am craving a good hearty Italian meal, but I'm working past it. I think the book is so informative and I can't wait to get to step two! My only issue it I don't normally eat as much as this book calls for, but I've been trying to keep up. This is unlike any other diet I've seen and I'm so excited to have found it!

posted Jan 16th, 2010 3:04 pm


I haven??t started the O2 diet, I??ve just been reading the book. This is more than just a diet book, it??s a lifestyle book. Keri??s approach to a healthy lifestyle makes sense. She??s given me tools to help me achieve my best body. I can??t wait to start my cleanse this weekend! I highly recommend this book and can??t wait to update on my progress when I put the knowledge into action!

posted Jan 15th, 2010 11:57 am


It??s been 2 weeks since I started the O2 diet and people have benn asking me if I lost weight, fell in love with a Romeo, cut my hair? haha! How can I not love reactions like that! I think a big part of it is that fact that I??ve actually started doing something good for my health and stuck with it because it??s easy! Thanks a million Keri!

posted Jan 15th, 2010 11:19 am


I liked the blog as it is well arranged and very informative for people.Thanks for sharing the information.

posted Jan 8th, 2010 2:54 am


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