What You'll Eat
Whole grains—brown rice, barley, oats, rye, buckwheat—will make up the bulk of your meals. But you’ll also fill up on veggies, beans, and soybean products like tofu and tempeh. Fruit, seafood, seeds, and nuts might also be on the menu a few days a week. You won’t touch dairy, eggs, poultry, red meat, and anything artificial, processed, or with chemical additives.
Depending on your approach, you might also be encouraged to choose carbohydrates that are low on the glycemic index—a measure of a carb’s effect on blood sugar—and to find a balance between sodium and potassium intake, and between acidic and alkaline foods.
Last updated by Kurtis Hiatt | January 02, 2013
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