The China Study
A comprehensive nutrition study that promotes a plant-based diet.
One of the most comprehensive studies on nutrition ever done, The China Study provides us with some eye-opening information on how to lose weight and stay healthy and fit for life.
The China Study, a massive nutrition research project that studied and analyzed the diets of more than 100 Chinese villages and how these diets correlate with heart disease, cancer diabetes, autoimmune disorders, macular degeneration and neuro degenerative diseases, is highly scientific, but very accessible and informative.
The findings of the book strongly favor a plant-based and whole-foods diet, which is counter to the Western diet which is typically high in fat, high in processed foods and high in fat-laden meat. In fact, the authors of the book, father and son duo, Dr. Colin Campbell and Thomas Campbell are vegans. But fear not, the China Study will not force you to never fry an egg again, but it will open your eyes to not just what we eat but the food industry that is responsible for making the food that ends up on our dinner table.
If you are at all interested in health, preventive disease, global health, food behaviors and how politics and the environment influence our food supply, The China Study is a must-read.
- Is science-supported and data-driven
- Advocates for a whole-foods and plant-based diet
- Shows how politics and environment help to shape the food industry
- Accessible to read and understand
- Motivating and inspiring
- Does not include a clear diet plan
- May be too academic
- Plant-based diet may not sit well with non-vegetarians
The China Study strongly advocates that in order to become healthy and stay healthy, all of us should start to consume a more plant-based diet and rely less on meat, high fat foods and heavily processed fare. In essence, the American diet is causing great havoc on our individual and collective health, and if we want to become healthier then we must start making important changes in our diets today.
The authors conclude that a diet high in protein, particularly animal protein, are strongly associated with heart disease, diabetes and cancer. They instead recommend a diet that is largely plant-based and unprocessed and contains very little meat, dairy or poultry.EXERCISE
There are no exercise guidelines or recommendations in The China Study.CONCLUSION
The China Study is a very important and comprehensive read that scientifically shows how diet is related to health and illness. Father and son research team, Dr. Colin Campbell and Thomas Campbell who are the directors of the one largest nutrition studies ever, provide very convincing evidence that a diet that is largely plant-based and avoids animal protein and dairy will lead to a healthier and longer life.Common Misspellings
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