The media may like to talk about the impact of genes on our health – because that’s news. But it is still true that what we eat is, along with exercise, the most important influence on whether we live out a full and healthy life.
Long term studies show very large differences in the incidence of disease in different populations. For example, the incidence of breast and prostate cancer and heart disease in Japan and Korea is much lower than in Europe or the USA. Specific items in their diet have now been identified – such as soy products – which confer considerable protection against these diseases.
Based upon these sorts of studies plus large-scale nutritional trials, it is now possible to list many of the nutrients that confer the highest levels of protection against degenerative disease. That is the theme of the book Health Defence.
This is its companion – recipes totally in tune with the British palate that enable you to boost your intake of the most protective nutrients that science has identified.
That’s where the art of the cook meets the science of nutritionist. Dr Paul Clayton has teamed up with TV chef Portia Spooner, who took Dr Clayton’s list of desirable ingredients and turned them into delicious, and above all, practical meals that will grace any table.
If you combine the advice in this cookbook with the advice in Health Defence, you and your family will become ‘global eaters’ – taking the best from every culture’s diet. And your nutritional intake would put you in the top 1% of healthy diets on the planet! Enjoy!