• The Proof Is in the Plants

  • How Science Shows a Plant-Based Diet Could Save Your Life (and the Planet)
  • By: Simon Hill
  • Narrated by: Simon Hill
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (198 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Our health is in crisis and so is our climate.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 Simon Hill (P)2021 Penguin Random House Australia

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Amazing

I have been vegan for 2 years, reading many titles and information on this way of life. This book is by far the best, educating, explaining and offering wisdom and support at the same time. A must read for everyone wanting to understand how plants are the answer to a healthier life and a better planet.

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The PROOF IS IN THE PLANTS

All the proof is right here. Fact based. Non-biased. Enthusiastically read! Highly recommended! Love love love

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Great detailed and balanced review of the science!

Simon’s approach to interpreting and presenting research is refreshing — no dogma, just the science that points to a plant-forward diet for longevity! Great review of supplements that may be necessary too.

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Thanks!

Forever changed me! I needed this at this time of my life on this planet.

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Best nutrition book ever!

Extremely informative book containing useful information. definitely worth the time. comes with useful charts too

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Food for my brain

I can’t wait to listen to this book again, I also bought the hard copy. I was hungry for good information on this subject and this covered it all….20 stars!!

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I’m not perfect but I’m Vegan :)

Love how it just wants you to focus on doing better and not pressuring people who are on the fence. I may be partial because I follow the podcast also. Simons great

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Very informative and down to earth.

I didn't want to stop listening. He was so information and down to earth.

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Good information

Overall well narrated and good information about plant based nutrition whether you’re considering that particular diet or not.

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Comprehensive and inspiring

Simon Hill makes one of the most comprehensive arguments for the adaptation of a plant centered whole food diet I have ever read! The book is detailed, succinct and cleverly organized. While he makes an appeal on an emotional level, because that’s how we all find the motivation to change, he also lays out all of the nutrition science, as we know it today, in a convincing, non-biased and clear manner. Bravo, Simon!

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  • N. Baller
  • 10-25-21

Great introduction to Plant based eating

It’s a great introduction and very thorough. I can’t take anything away from this book. Great science, all fact based and pragmatic advice. I enjoyed How not to diet a bit more, however the last section on applying it all is well worth the book alone.

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  • KST
  • 08-28-22

Outstanding - everything is covered & totally scientifically.

As comprehensive & scientific as can be yet in plain English for everyone to understand & implement. All based on latest research and over a thousand scientific studies are referenced to compliment what’s being said and taught. I was very surprised it ticked all of my boxes easily & I’ve been following many different experts in their field for years. Can’t recommend this book enough, it will help in countless & excellent ways.

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  • P&J
  • 08-12-22

Brilliant and full of research

This is a really great book. I love the way everything is backed up with loads of research and statistics so it’s not just someone spouting their opinion. Even though it’s very in depth at times, it’s presented in such a way that feels easy to follow and understand. The main thing I appreciate though is how non judgmental Simon is. He encourages you to make healthy choices but seems far more realistic about accepting that we sometimes will eat some less than ideal food, because that’s just life!
Really excellent narration, superb content, and the pdf download is well presented too.

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  • J.Jones
  • 07-20-22

Brilliant breakdown of known science

I have listened to Simon’s podcast from episode one so was eagerly waiting this book.
I was not disappointed.
Having bought the hardback copy but not finished was super excited to get this.
Listening to Simon explain all the relevant facts in a totally non judgemental way was a dream. He breaks down all the jargon into such understandable chunks.
If you are thinking of a plantbased lifestyle this is a brilliant health related book to start with.
All the nutrition is beautifully explained. Will definitely listen again making highlights in the physical copy next time.
Stunningly well written and narrated book. Simons’s gentle Australian accent is lovely to listen to

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  • Keith
  • 06-06-22

Informative and Engaging

Already a fan of Simon, this is a great listen and full of great info

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  • Ariom
  • 06-05-22

Informative, science based information

A well balanced and fact centric source of information giving you the knowledge of how to live a long and healthy life, and avoid many of the common diseases that affect people in many parts of the Western World.

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  • Arkadiusz Kaszynski
  • 01-07-22

Very comprehensive

Comprehensive, based on science, can recommend for everyone. Listening to author's voice is just a cherry on top.

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  • Matthew
  • 01-02-22

Great book.

As an avid nutritional science geek and vegan for over 6 years, I found this book very good with credible and data-backed information.

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  • Kindle Customer Mrs L
  • 12-31-21

Lost his credibility very early on

I was looking forward to hearing his no agenda take on eating carefully for humans and the planet. I absolutely get and agree with a significant inclusion of plants of a wide variety of reasons and I was looking for a nuanced discussion. I was sadly mistaken. He talks about the planetary impact of animals: their water use-age, their methane emissions and the ethics of killing sentient beings for food. For all his identification with understanding scientific papers, he has made some rookie mistakes here. He conflates precipitation over pasture with the actual amount a steer could consume, and industrial animal agriculture (who could agree with that?)standing in for all types of rearing animas for meat in all environments and countries and he essentially says animal agriculture is worse than that of transport and industry. Again a conflation of full assessment of life cycle emissions of cattle with simply tail pipe emissions of cars. It’s the how not the cow.

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  • Mags
  • 11-09-21

informative

interesting and informative. enjoyed listening to on my morning walks. inspired me to wat more whole food plant based dishes and less processed foods

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  • Jason
  • 03-16-22

eye opening

for someone who has just started their journey into eating more plants I found the book really helpful and judgement free.

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  • Simone
  • 02-05-22

I’m converted

Absolutely loved it. Simon explains science in a way that somehow makes it easy to understand.
I was on the fence with eating plant based, but after listening to this I am completely all in converted to whole food plant based living.

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  • A J Topping
  • 01-06-22

Insightful, informative and shared in an encouraging way

Rock on Simon! Value the way you don’t blame or shame people for their choices and instead use clear evidence to invite us to embrace a plant based lifestyle. Finished this book inspired to take steps along the plant based path. Thank you 🙏

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  • Alysha Thompson
  • 11-15-21

Read this if your health matters to you

loaded with science backed information and tools to help you along the way to a vital and long life.
Simon explains things clearly and gives plenty of information to help understand everything.
I'm so inspired 🤩

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  • Vanessa Butler
  • 11-13-21

Plant proof

Evidence based, informative and thorough. Simon Hill has delivered a fantastic book that I’ll now purchase in hard copy.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-07-21

loved it!

Great book, filled with useful information and facts, based on vast research. Makes me want to read it again soon.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-11-21

Everyone should read this!!!!!

This book was fantastic! if everyone followed a largely plant based diet, like this author suggests, we will live longer, healthier lives. this book explains why and how this is possible, and motivated me to change my diet into a healthy and sustainable lifestyle choice. I feel less bloated, lighter and more focused. this book will truly change your life for the better.
loved it!

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  • Listening is easier
  • 10-03-21

Packed with facts and encouragement

Facebook will be read at least one more time probably repeatedly it’s so full of information that it’s impossible to get it all in the first reading. Simon’s voice is very used to listen to and he lays it out in a way that really encourages change behaviours and eating habits.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-03-21

Powerful and enjoyable book

Love this author and his work. Love that he’s an Aussie. Great content and well researched. The narration by Simon is excellent too. Me and my husband are big fans. Keep up the good work. Can’t wait for book #2!!! :)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-25-21

Life Changing 💚

Thank you Simon for writing & narrating the book that has changed my life. Evidence based, The Proof is in the Plants is jam packed with information that has empowered me to change my diet, lifestyle & mindset. Simon, your narration is fantastic & kept me captivated the entire book. Being a busy mum, I chose to wait for the audiobook, but I was so impressed I also bought a hard copy to discuss & share concepts with my husband. Thank you for the countless hours you have dedicated to your podcast & this book. Congratulations. 💚

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