Meal Plan: Asian Explosion

Looking to live a long and healthy life?   Traditional Asian diets have received much attention because many chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers are not common in Asia as they are in the United States and other western nations. Researches believe that the Asian diet may provide protection against many chronic diseases such as heart disease and certain cancers. This type of diet is believed to possibly contribute to the long life spans commonly seen in Asia. The Asian Explosion Template closely follows the traditional Asian diet that contains all of the essential nutrients needed by most adults.   It is high in fiber, vitamins, minerals, as well as disease fighting antioxidants and low in saturated fat and total fat. You will find this Template to be relatively low in meat and dairy with protein and iron coming from nuts, seeds, whole grains and legumes.   Calcium is obtained mostly from soy products, nuts, seeds and green leafy vegetables.

 

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