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Engine 2 Diet

Rip Esselstyn is the son of whole food, plant-based pioneer Dr Caldwell Esselstyn, and the apple doesn’t fall far from this nutrition tree. Rip was a triathlete and fire-fighter before creating a diet plan based on the plant-based, whole foods approach. He brought his diet into his firehouse one day to support a fellow fire-fighters' health and longevity, and the results were phenomenal. This diet has gone commercial, with Engine 2 products available in supermarkets marketed to busy people who aren't fans of cooking.


Foods eaten in the Engine 2 Diet... are the standard whole plant foods diet: fruits, veggies, whole intact grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes. It also avoids all added oils, and limits refined sugars and sodium. His dad’s diet is similar with a particular focus on green-leafy vegetables; Dr Esselstyn recommends eating six servings a day. Let the nitric oxide party in your body commence!


Cookhouse Hero asks you to consider this: This diet is so nutritious and highly recommended. Also, keep in mind that packaged foods aren't always as nutritious as foods cooked from scratch in a kitchen. However, eating a can of beans or a frozen Engine 2 plant-based burger is so much more nutritious than eating animals and animals products. 

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