United Kingdom resident focused Eat To Get Younger is exactly what the title suggests – choosing foods and supplements for those over 30 who want to looks and feel younger/better. Various aging ailments are discussed as well as how to counteract them naturally. The end of the book has recipes that can be used depending on age and problem. The book is well researched, annotated, but also supplement heavy (be prepared to drop quiet a few quid on pill bottles).
The heart of the book is to reverse the damage done to the body at the genetic level: turning back on the genes that prevent cancer and other degenerative diseases. The first chapters discuss the processes involved and most common symptoms of aging. Remedies to the issues and ways to alleviate the body’s symptomatic problems (e.g., inflammation) are given: meal plans, lifestyle changes, and suggestions for supplements. There is an emphasis on fish and seafood especially – of note to those with seafood allergies.
The writing is very unsexy but also straightforward. Of note that the book is focused on anti-aging and not weight loss or dieting. It looks to be tailor written for thin women over their 30s who want a less medicinal/surgery approach to anti-aging. The typical ‘current’ health topics are discussed briefly: gut bacteria, enzymes, acidity of the blood, toxins, glycemic index, eating more greens, etc. The difference with this book than others on the market now is that the advice is broken down by aging problem rather than the science itself.
Although the book is geared toward UK residents, there is a lot of universal information in here. Ingredient names are given for both North American and UK (e.g., rocket vs arugula), attesting to localization efforts of the authors/editors. The recipes are decent but poorly formatted and exceedingly hard to use on either computer, kindle, or ipad.
In all, it is a good book on the subject and the diet is very flexible. On a more personal note, I don’t agree with the egregious amount of supplements suggested (most studies suggest you do NOT use multivitamins any more as they are likely doing harm rather than good).
Reviewed from an ecopy provided by the publisher.