The author of the book, The Body Ecology Diet, has come up with another diet plan that is geared towards people born between the late 40’s and early 60’s. Donna Gates’ Baby Boomer Diet aims to help anyone, particularly baby boomers, regain some of that youthful look including the kind of dynamic feel that belies an individual’s actual age.
The Baby Boomer Diet explains in detail why people age and the reasons why the aging process can be slowed down, if not totally prevented. One of the book’s biggest reasons why individuals can regain that youthful look and feel is by eating the right kind of foods through specific instructions. This technique is very important in this diet because as a person grows in age, it becomes a bit harder for him or her to get all the nutrients from the food he or she eats. Since the digestive functions of a 40-year old is not exactly the same as that of a person 20 years younger, the dieter has to compensate by eating foods that help improve digestion and combat premature aging.
Foods to Include in the Baby Boomer Diet
Foods that have plenty of nutrients and help enhance the production of enzymes are primarily recommended like cultured and raw vegetables. Here are some of the foods and drinks included in this diet: coconut kefir, all kinds of berries, almonds, pistachios, quinoa, banana, melons, grapefruit, green tea, coconut oil, and others.
Sample Meal Plan
Cherry concentrates with a glass or two of water
Quick oats with pistachios soaked in coconut kefir
Smoked turkey and fruit salad
Banana, kale, and almond milk smoothie
Butternut squash with tomato and lettuce
Donna Gates recommends the numerous health benefits of practicing “The Five Tibetan Rites.” This is an ancient form of exercise that is also called by many as the “Fountain of Youth” because it energizes people in just 15 minutes. Additionally, it has been proven to be good for balance and in toning the muscles.
- The recommended foods are really helpful in living a healthy lifestyle.
- The diet should also be good for vegetarians.
- The fermented foods are exceptional in improving digestion.
- The recommended exercise can be suitable for all ages.
- Can be costly, especially due to the recommended supplements.
- No meal plan or recipes.
- Food preparation can be time consuming.
Although the Baby Boomer Diet is designed for baby boomers, this is still very applicable to persons of all ages. For those who feel like this is a perfect fit, it could very well a lifetime diet plan. The practice of this diet should lead to better digestion, better and younger look, and improved lifestyle.