Dr. Fuhrman’s Prescription for Improving and Maintaining Great Health
Dr. Fuhrman’s food pyramid is based on his principles of the health equation Health = Nutrients / Calories (H=N/C).
At least 90% of the daily diet should be comprised of whole plant foods that naturally contain health-promoting phytochemicals.*
The pyramid promotes foods that are richest in micronutrients and benefit health and longevity.
Download a printable PDF version
of the Nutritarian Checklist to help you
keep on track every day.
In a portion controlled (calorie counting) diet it is likely that the body will not get adequate fiber or micronutrients. The body will have a compounded sensation of hunger and cravings which for most is simply overwhelming. It invariably results in people either being unable to lose weight or unable to keep the weight off and eventually gaining it back. The biochemistry and physiology behind food cravings are more thoroughly explained in Dr. Fuhrman’s books and lectures, but without a thorough understanding of these principles weight loss attempts are typically doomed to fail.
Are you striving to adopt a Nutritarian diet to extend lifespan and reverse and prevent disease?
Here are 5 basic rules that may help you:
- Consume a large green salad every day, and put some raw onion and shredded cruciferous veggies on top.
- Eat at least a 1/2 cup of beans or lentils each day, in a soup, stew, or top of a salad or in another dish.
- Eat at least 3 fresh fruits a day, especially berries, pomegranate, cherries, plums, and oranges.
- Eat at least 1 ounce of raw seeds and nuts daily, utilizing some chia seeds, flax seeds and walnuts.
- Consume a double-sized serving of steamed greens daily, and utilize mushrooms and onions in your dishes.