Doctor weighs in on what you should really be eating in new ‘pegan’ diet

New York Times bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman talks healthy eating habits in his new book, “Food: What the Heck Should I Cook?” and how to eat on a pegan diet.
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We turn to a question that so many of us ask ourselves trying to answer all the time, what the heck should I cook? You guys know you've asked that. It is the subject of a brand-new book by a "New York Times" best-selling author and Paula Faris is here with more. We get to watch you eat. You and I don't turn down food but this question, my husband and I have it all the time. What am I going to cook tonight? What if I said we could answer that and heal our body with the foods we're making. It's following the pegan diet. It's the Paleo and vegan diet rolled into one called the pegan diet coined by "The New York Times" best-selling author Dr. Mark hymen. Why should we consider a pegan One out of every two Americans, 60% are sick. 70% of us are overweight and it's the food we're eating. The food causes those problems but it's also the cure for those problems. The real star of the pegan diet is nonstarchy veggies. Load your plate 75% with nonstarchy veggie, broccoli, asparagus, they have few calories but lots of nutrients. The next layer in the pyramid is healthy fats so avocados, olive oil, nuts, seeds, Omega-3 fats from fish. Next high quality protein, pasteurized chickens and organic chicken and Turkey. Grass fed meat. Small wild fish. That is sustaining, pasteurized eggs. The next layer starchy veggies like sweet potatoes, winter fruit. Next nongluten grains and beets. Low glycemic. Quinoa, lentils and at the top recreational treats. It also features more than 100 recipes that promote weight loss and lifelong health. Let's start with breakfast. We have a superfood smoothie It's pretty amazing. It contains spinach, cauliflower, blueberry, pomegranate and all these credit flavor, cashew butter. Coffee which -- wow. That's creamy. Toasted sage butternut pizza. Cauliflower crust and goat cheese on there. Sheep cheese, butternut squash. Very healthy. That's good. As I'm shoving my face full of food causes the problems but as he says food can also heal those problems and Dr. Hyman hoping that the book inspires people to eat food that's healthy, healing, delicious, good for the planet and wallet. The book "What the heck should I cook?" Is out now. I want one. Thanks, Paula.

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