The 10% Solution for a Healthy Life

1993 non-fiction record by Ray Kurzweil
The 10% Solution for a Healthy Life ( ISBN 0-517-88301-5, paperback book, 1993 ) is a health record written by calculator scientist Ray Kurzweil and published in 1993. In the book, he explains to readers “ How to Reduce Fat in Your Diet and Eliminate Virtually All Risk of Heart Disease and Cancer “. Some of his recommendations have been updated and revised in subsequent years, particularly in his newfangled books : Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever and Transcend: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever .

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atherosclerosis is a disease which is characterized by a progressive buildup of inflexible material inside artery walls and channels. finally, they become so clog that blood menstruation is stopped and the victim suffers a heart assail. This disease is caused by overindulgence cholesterol in the bloodstream and afflicts approximately ninety percentage of Americans, though it is a gradual process and may not even be detectable until late biography.

Kurzweil cites assorted studies showing that increase levels of atherosclerosis in the U.S. and early western countries are linked to high levels of thermal fatness consumption. In much of Asia, fat consumption is around ten-spot percentage of full food energy consumed, and heart disease there is about nonexistent. Kurzweil goes on to show that in America, closer to forty percentage of caloric intake is from fatten.

numerous agencies such as the American Dietetic Association, American Heart Association and U.S. Surgeon General advocate thirty percentage of thermal intake from fatness. however, Kurzweil says this causes a relatively rebuff reduction in atherosclerosis levels. He says that he thinks these agencies use an artificially high figure because they assume that cipher would tied attempt to attain a lower horizontal surface if it were recommended. Kurzweil advocates, based on his findings, only ten percentage thermal consumption be from fat. Hence, The 10% Solution. He says that these levels not entirely prevent Atherosclerosis but cause its reversal in existing cases. This besides apparently lowers the chance of early diseases including cancer, strokes, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. He believes that eating a diet that is very abject in fat reduces the gamble of most major cancers by 90 percentage or more. Kurzweil besides claims it increases energy and leads to a by and large happier animation. Further he gives advice for exercise, suggesting walk, because it is low-impact, and easy for anyone to do .

Foods to avoid [edit ]

  • Butter and margarine
  • Cakey muffins and croissant-type pastries (full of butter)
  • High-sugar jams
  • High-fat cheese
  • Oil-based dressings (better: balsamic vinegar)
  • Too much meat (particularly red meat), organ meats (like liver, brain)
  • Vitamin and mineral supplements that include iron, and so-called “fortified” foods which have added iron.
  • Eggs (high in cholesterol)
  • Sweets (high in fat)
  • Hamburgers (a typical fast-food hamburger is around 50 percent fat by calories[1])

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