Superfoods For Dummies (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 13, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 360 pages
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Transform your diet and reap the extraordinary benefits of superfoods

Want to eat healthier, lose weight, and fight off disease? You can do it with superfoods! This friendly guide explains everything you need to know -- why you need superfoods, the science behind them, and how to prepare and enjoy them. From bananas and carrots to oatmeal and salmon, you'll gain a healthy attitude toward eating right!

Get the skinny on superfoods -- know the basics of a balanced, nutritional diet, and why superfoods are so powerful

Take a closer look -- examine the unique properties of superfoods and the best ways to store and prepare them

Explore exotic flavors -- discover Asia's goji berries, Mexico's chia, Indonesia's mangosteen, and other unusual superfoods

Launch your superfoods lifestyle -- plan healthy meals you and your family will enjoy

Open the book and find:

A nuts-and-bolts breakdown of each superfood

Ways to incorporate superfoods into your everyday diet

Tips for saving money on superfoods

The healthiest cooking methods

More than 50 easy-to-prepare, tasty recipes -- from breakfast to dessert

The top dietary supplements

How to grow your own superfoods garden

  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Part of Tens 301
5
Getting the Skinny on Superfoods
7
Nourishing Your Body with Superfoods
9
Appreciating the Ageless Wonders of Superfoods
25
Supplementing Superfoods
41
From Apples to Wheat Grass
57
Vegging Out in a Good Way
77
Shopping for Superfoods
193
Growing Your Own Superfoods
209
Putting Superfoods on Your Table
225
Starting the Day Right Superfood Breakfast Recipes
241
Gathering for the Family Meal Superfood Main Dish Recipes
257
Filling Your Plate Super Salad and Side Dish Recipes
273
Rounding Out the Menu Super Snacks Appetizers and Desserts
287
The Part of Tens
301

Gathering Nuts and Seeds
93
Angling for Super Seafood
107
Going with the Grains and Legumes
119
Spicing It Up with Flavor and Flavonoids
133
Exploring Exotic Superfoods
147
Launching Your Superfoods Lifestyle
165
Getting Your Family Onboard
181
Ten SuperDuper Superfoods
303
Ten Sensational Dietary Supplements
309
Ten Plus Ways to Make Sure You Get Your Daily Superfoods
317
Ten Plus AlmostSuperfoods that Can Help Round Out Your Diet
323
Index
329
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About the author (2009)

Brent Agin, MD, is a family physician in private practice focusing on wellness medicine, diet, nutrition, and improving one's health. As medical director at a successful weight loss clinic and laser medical spa, Dr. Agin counsels patients on matters of health, fitness, and aging.

Shereen Jegtvig, MS, is a health and nutrition writer with two decades of experience counseling people on nutrition and diet.

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