The Pegan Diet: 21 Practical Principles for Reclaiming Your Health in a Nutritionally Confusing World

The Pegan Diet: 21 Practical Principles for Reclaiming Your Health in a Nutritionally Confusing World

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Twelve-time New York Times bestselling author Mark Hyman, MD, presents his unique Pegan diet—including meal plans, recipes, and shopping lists.

For decades, the diet wars have pitted advocates for the low-carb, high-fat paleo diet against advocates of the exclusively plant-based vegan diet and dozens of other diets leaving most of us bewildered and confused. For those of us on the sidelines, trying to figure out which approach is best has been nearly impossible—both extreme diets have unique benefits and drawbacks. But how can it be, we've asked desperately, that our only options are bacon and butter three times a day or endless kale salads? How do we eat to reverse disease, optimal health, longevity and performance. How do we eat to reverse climate change? There must be a better way!

Fortunately, there is. With The Pegan Diet's food-is-medicine approach, Mark Hyman explains how to take the best aspects of the paleo diet (good fats, limited refined carbs, limited sugar) and combine them with the vegan diet (lots and lots of fresh, healthy veggies) to create a delicious diet that is not only good for your brain and your body, but also good for the planet.

Featuring thirty recipes and plenty of infographics illustrating the concepts, The Pegan Diet offers a balanced and easy-to-follow approach to eating that will help you get, and stay, fit, healthy, focused, and happy—for life.

Embark on a Journey to Reclaim Your Health with "The Pegan Diet": A Guide to Optimal Nutrition in a Confusing World

In a world overwhelmed with conflicting nutrition advice, "The Pegan Diet" emerges as a beacon of clarity, offering a practical and comprehensive approach to achieving optimal health. Authored by Dr. Mark Hyman, a renowned functional medicine expert and New York Times bestselling author, this revolutionary book introduces a groundbreaking dietary philosophy that seamlessly blends the best of paleo and vegan diets.

With its tagline, "21 Practical Principles for Reclaiming Your Health in a Nutritionally Confusing World," "The Pegan Diet" empowers readers to take control of their well-being by providing a clear roadmap to a healthier lifestyle. Dr. Hyman masterfully combines cutting-edge scientific research with practical dietary guidance, creating a personalized approach that considers individual needs and preferences.

The Pegan Diet is not just another fad diet; it's a lifestyle transformation that emphasizes the importance of consuming whole, unprocessed foods while minimizing the intake of refined carbohydrates, sugars, and unhealthy fats. By adopting the Pegan principles, readers can expect to experience a multitude of benefits, including:

  • Sustained weight loss and improved body composition
  • Reduced inflammation and decreased risk of chronic diseases
  • Increased energy levels and enhanced mental clarity
  • Improved gut health and a stronger immune system
  • Enhanced skin health and a more youthful appearance

Dr. Hyman meticulously outlines 21 practical principles that serve as the foundation of the Pegan Diet, empowering readers to make informed choices and adopt sustainable dietary habits. These principles encompass a wide range of topics, including:

  • Understanding the role of macronutrients and micronutrients
  • Choosing healthy fats and avoiding unhealthy ones
  • Consuming a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables
  • Selecting lean protein sources and limiting processed meats
  • Avoiding refined carbohydrates and added sugars
  • Incorporating fermented foods and beverages into the diet
  • Prioritizing sleep, stress management, and exercise

"The Pegan Diet" is more than just a dietary guide; it's a comprehensive blueprint for optimal health and well-being. With its evidence-based approach, practical advice, and inspiring success stories, this book has the power to transform lives. It's a must-read for anyone seeking to reclaim their health and achieve lasting vitality in a nutritionally confusing world.


272 pages
February 23, 2021