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  • The Proof Is in the Plants

  • How Science Shows a Plant-Based Diet Could Save Your Life (and the Planet)
  • By: Simon Hill
  • Narrated by: Simon Hill
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (55 ratings)

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By: Simon Hill
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Summary

Our health is in crisis and so is our climate.

What if there was a way of eating that may help us live healthier for longer and protect the future of our planet, too?

The good news is that evidence now shows a plant-based diet may offer us exactly that - and straight-talking nutritionist Simon Hill has done the hard work translating the science into actionable advice for everyday life.

Before transitioning to a plant-based diet, Simon held many of the common misconceptions. But instead he experienced incredible improvements in his energy levels, digestion, mental clarity and post-workout recovery after making the shift. He’d finally understood the power of food and was determined to find out - and share - the agenda-free truth about the optimum diet for human health.

By undertaking a master’s degree in nutrition, poring over the latest scientific papers and books and producing hundreds of hours of his internationally successful Plant Proof podcast, Simon has pursued the answers to all the questions he had about fuelling our bodies with more plants. Now, in his first book, he brings it all together into one inspiring and practical guide.

It covers:

  • The reasons why we’re all so confused about what to eat.
  • The evidence showing how a plant-based diet might reduce risks of heart attacks and strokes, type 2 diabetes, cancer and dementia.
  • The positive impact of plant-based living for the climate and animal welfare.
  • Common myths about a plant-based diet - and what the real facts are.
  • How to build a healthy, satisfying plant-based plate, from macronutrients to micronutrients.
  • Practical tips for making the shift, and much more.

If you want to understand and unlock the many benefits of putting more plants on your plate, this book is for you.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 Simon Hill (P)2021 Penguin Random House Australia

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Great introduction to Plant based eating

It’s a great introduction and very thorough. I can’t take anything away from this book. Great science, all fact based and pragmatic advice. I enjoyed How not to diet a bit more, however the last section on applying it all is well worth the book alone.

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Vegan propaganda

Too much of the same. Very unfortunate, was really looking forward to a more balanced discussion.

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Compelling

This is clearly a well researched and scientifically backed piece of work. It is yet more proof that my new plant based lifestyle is the right choice for the planet, the animals and myself. I can't really believe it took so long for the penny to drop, but drop it has.

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Outstanding - everything is covered & totally scientifically.

As comprehensive & scientific as can be yet in plain English for everyone to understand & implement. All based on latest research and over a thousand scientific studies are referenced to compliment what’s being said and taught. I was very surprised it ticked all of my boxes easily & I’ve been following many different experts in their field for years. Can’t recommend this book enough, it will help in countless & excellent ways.

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Brilliant and full of research

This is a really great book. I love the way everything is backed up with loads of research and statistics so it’s not just someone spouting their opinion. Even though it’s very in depth at times, it’s presented in such a way that feels easy to follow and understand. The main thing I appreciate though is how non judgmental Simon is. He encourages you to make healthy choices but seems far more realistic about accepting that we sometimes will eat some less than ideal food, because that’s just life!
Really excellent narration, superb content, and the pdf download is well presented too.

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Brilliant breakdown of known science

I have listened to Simon’s podcast from episode one so was eagerly waiting this book.
I was not disappointed.
Having bought the hardback copy but not finished was super excited to get this.
Listening to Simon explain all the relevant facts in a totally non judgemental way was a dream. He breaks down all the jargon into such understandable chunks.
If you are thinking of a plantbased lifestyle this is a brilliant health related book to start with.
All the nutrition is beautifully explained. Will definitely listen again making highlights in the physical copy next time.
Stunningly well written and narrated book. Simons’s gentle Australian accent is lovely to listen to

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Informative and Engaging

Already a fan of Simon, this is a great listen and full of great info

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Informative, science based information

A well balanced and fact centric source of information giving you the knowledge of how to live a long and healthy life, and avoid many of the common diseases that affect people in many parts of the Western World.

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Very comprehensive

Comprehensive, based on science, can recommend for everyone. Listening to author's voice is just a cherry on top.

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Great book.

As an avid nutritional science geek and vegan for over 6 years, I found this book very good with credible and data-backed information.

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  • 24-12-21

Amazing

I have been vegan for 2 years, reading many titles and information on this way of life. This book is by far the best, educating, explaining and offering wisdom and support at the same time. A must read for everyone wanting to understand how plants are the answer to a healthier life and a better planet.

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  • Joyus Eater
  • 18-09-21

The PROOF IS IN THE PLANTS

All the proof is right here. Fact based. Non-biased. Enthusiastically read! Highly recommended! Love love love

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  • Hannah
  • 20-08-21

Great detailed and balanced review of the science!

Simon’s approach to interpreting and presenting research is refreshing — no dogma, just the science that points to a plant-forward diet for longevity! Great review of supplements that may be necessary too.

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  • Alice
  • 12-12-21

Thanks!

Forever changed me! I needed this at this time of my life on this planet.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-01-23

Very clear and easy to follow

Im starting to learn more about vegan or plant based eating, this book is a great place to start for anyone in a similar situation to me

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  • Jake
  • 10-12-21

Best nutrition book ever!

Extremely informative book containing useful information. definitely worth the time. comes with useful charts too

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  • JPA
  • 02-02-23

Excellent source of plant-based lifestyle education

I recommend this book to everyone. It was terrific how he dived deep into important micronutrients.

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  • LindsinMCO
  • 18-01-23

Excellent, Science Backed Nutrition

Well researched, well explained and very informative. Really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone considering or interested in the many benefits of a plant-based lifestyle.

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  • Carlan Smith
  • 13-01-23

Best book on nutrition!

This the best book on nutrition that I have read, both comprehensive and accessible.

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  • Buyer91364
  • 19-12-22

Informative refresher course for seasoned whole food plant based audience

The information was well presented and provided reminders as well as newer research studies regarding the health benefits of a WFPB lifestyle