Brooklyn Borough President and mayoral hopeful Eric Adams is on a mission to tackle one of the most stubborn health problems in the country: diabetes in the African-American community. African-Americans are heavier and sicker than any other group in America, but this doesn't have to be the case. Armed with the hard science and real-life stories of those who have revolutionized their health by changing their diet, Adams shares the key steps for a healthy, active life.
With this book, he shows readers how to avoid processed foods, cut down on salt, get more fiber, and substitute chicken and pork with plant-based alternatives, all while staying true to the roots of soul food. Adams knows firsthand how life-changing a plant-based diet can be.
Within weeks of adopting this diet, he lost 35 pounds, lowered his cholesterol by 30 points, and completely cured his diabetes - all by adjusting what he ate. Features recipes from celebrities and health experts, including Paul McCartney, Alan Cumming, Queen Afua, Moby, Dr. Michael Greger, JennT Claiborne, and more!
The journey to good health begins in the kitchen - not the hospital bed!