Thanks everyone! The 3 doctors I mentioned Melinda have all done extensive research in heart disease prevention as well as health in general. Dr McDougall and Esselstyne both advocate a diet high in grains and starches with a secondary emphasis on veggies, they then round out their "prescribed" meal plans with beans and fruits. So in essence it is a high whole grain diet with no added fat. There research has shown that the best diet to keep your arteries free of plaque is one that contains only 10% fat.
Dr. Fuhrman on the other hand believes the best way to prevent/reverse heart disease is a diet heavy on veggies and fruits, beans, nuts and seeds, with a limited amount of grains. His prescription is to aim for 1 # cooked veggies, 1 # raw veggies, 1 c beans, 2-4 pieces of fruit, 1-2 oz of raw nuts or seeds and 1 serving whole grains.
Such a quandary! Does anyone have any experiences with either protocols?
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