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  • Published: 4 May 2021
  • ISBN: 9781760145194
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

The Proof is in the Plants

How science shows a plant-based diet could save your life (and the planet)




All the facts and advice for anyone curious about feeling and doing better through a plant-focused diet

What if there was a way of eating that may help us live healthier for longer and protect the future of our planet, too?

The good news is that evidence now shows a plant-based diet may offer us exactly that – and straight-talking nutritionist Simon Hill has done the hard work translating the science into actionable advice for everyday life.

Before transitioning to a plant-based diet Simon held many of the common misconceptions. But instead he experienced incredible improvements in his energy levels, digestion, mental clarity and post-workout recovery after making the shift. He’d finally understood the power of food and was determined to find out – and share – the agenda-free truth about the optimum diet for human health.


By undertaking a master’s degree in nutrition, poring over the latest scientific papers and books, and producing hundreds of hours of his internationally successful Plant Proof podcast, Simon has pursued the answers to all the questions he had about fuelling our bodies with more plants. Now, in his first book, he brings it all together into one inspiring and practical guide.

It covers:

– The reasons why we’re all so confused about what to eat

– The evidence showing how a plant-based diet might reduce risks of heart attacks and strokes, type 2 diabetes, cancer and dementia

– The positive impact of plant-based living for the climate and animal welfare

– Common myths about a plant-based diet – and what the real facts are

– How to build a healthy, satisfying plant-based plate, from macronutrients to micronutrients

– Practical tips for making the shift, and much more.

If you want to understand and unlock the many benefits of putting more plants on your plate, this book is for you.

  • Published: 4 May 2021
  • ISBN: 9781760145194
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

About the author

Simon Hill

Simon Hill is the founder of the hugely popular Plant Proof podcast and blog of the same name, and a nutritionist and qualified physiotherapist. On top of his formal education, Simon spends hours and hours deciphering scientific studies so he can break down how to fuel your body to promote longevity and reduce the chance of developing disease while simultaneously achieving whatever health and fitness goals you may have. He is the plant-based food contributor to Chris Hemsworth’s fitness app, Centr, and in 2019 Simon opened a plant-based restaurant, Eden, in his Sydney neighbourhood of Bondi.

Praise for The Proof is in the Plants

A triumphant tour de force of modern nutritional science that delivers the knowledge and actionable steps that we all need for human and planetary health ... captivating, eye-opening and life-changing

Dr Will Bulsiewicz, New York Times bestselling author of Fiber Fueled

Simon Hill’s approach to plant-based eating does away with the preachy self-righteousness I’ve encountered along my own vegan journey. I love the way he communicates such an important message: how to eat to ensure the best outcomes for your health and the health of our planet. Accessible without being academic, yet standing on the shoulders of rigorous research, this book is a must-read if you’d like to be more aware of what your food choices do for you and for our world.

Osher Günsberg, TV host, podcaster and author

Really informative and spreading a wonderful message

Dr Michael Greger, MD, bestselling author of How Not to Die

Everyone needs to read this. The Proof is in the Plants summarises so eloquently the science of nutrition and what we should be eating more of: plants. Both enjoyable and educational, this book will really inspire you to eat better for your health!

Ellie Bullen, @elsas_wholesomelife

Simon Hill has emerged as a leader in the field of evidence-based nutrition because his work is meticulously cited, based on the latest science and he’s not afraid to tackle controversial topics. After reading this book you will feel confident in your food choices and know exactly how to fuel your body for optimal health and athletic performance

Robby Barbaro, New York Times bestselling author of Mastering Diabetes

I highly recommend The Proof is in the Plants for anyone seeking practical insight into the power of plant-based nutrition

Cyrus Khambatta PhD, New York Times bestselling author of Mastering Diabetes

Whether you are already a plant-based foodie, new to the scene, or someone on the fence, The Proof is in the Plants will open your mind and fill you up with bountiful new ideas for exploring the next frontiers of health – for you and the planet.

Dr William Li, New York Times bestselling author of Eat to Beat Disease

A beautifully written book with a spectacular combination of passion and science, and an absolute page-turner. This book will truly inspire you to think deeply and act differently about health – both your own and that of the planet

Jacqueline Alwill, accredited nutritionist @brownpapernutrition

An inspiring guide for even the most committed carnivores

Cheryl Akle, Weekend Australian

Tired of feeling confused about what to eat? Enter Simon Hill, the nutrition advocate we’ve all been waiting for. Less about selling absolutes and more about empowering you with scientific truths, Hill delivers with The Proof is in the Plants, a rigorously evidence-based primer that will immunise you against diet misinformation and empower you with the tools you need to reclaim your health once and for all. Without reservation, this is a book I will be gifting and recommending to anyone and everyone interested in adopting a healthier lifestyle!

Rich Roll, ultra-endurance athlete, top podcast host and bestselling author of Finding Ultra and The Plantpower Way

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