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What are some foods on the Joel Fuhrman "Eat to Live" list?

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Foods allowed in unlimited quantities on the diet featured in Dr. Joel Fuhrman's book "Eat to Live" include raw vegetables, fresh fruits, beans and certain cooked vegetables, such as carrots, tomatoes and onions. The diet also allows limited amounts of starchy vegetables and grains, such as potatoes, corn and rice.

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In addition to unlimited amounts of fresh fruits, the "Eat to Live" diet allows for unlimited amounts of frozen fruits, but it does not allow any fruit juices or canned fruits. People adhering to the diet can eat dried fruits only in small amounts of up to 2 tablespoons per day. In the book, Dr. Fuhrman recommends limiting intake of cooked starchy vegetables and whole grains to 1 cup daily. He also suggests eating only 1 ounce of raw seeds and nuts and 2 ounces of avocado each day. He further advises his readers to limit daily consumption of ground flaxseed to 1 tablespoon.

People following the "Eat to Live" diet must refrain from eating certain foods altogether. These include processed foods, dairy and other animal products, and oils. Dr. Fuhrman also advises readers against eating any snacks in between their meals. His book states that ideally, readers should refrain from drinking alcohol, but they may have up to one drink each day if they feel they are unable to remain on the diet plan without alcoholic beverages.

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