Superfoods: The Healthiest Foods on the Planet

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Firefly Books, 2010 - Cooking - 256 pages
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A consumer guide to the top 200 super-healthy foods and their high nutritional value.

Superfoods is a comprehensive reference to the world's healthiest foods. It cuts through the marketing hype and contradictory reporting in the mainstream media to expose the truth. Registered dietician Tonia Reinhard gives expert advice on the very best high-powered, super-healthy foods and how to get the most out of them.

Superfoods is organized by food type and covers:

  • Fruits and berries
  • Vegetables
  • Legumes, nuts and oils
  • Grains
  • Cereals
  • Herbs and spices
  • Meat and dairy products
  • Beverages
  • Confections

Each entry details a food's nutritional content and value, seasonal variances and varietal information. Reinhard provides essential tips on how to maximize each food's beneficial effects as well as culinary tips. She also suggests food combinations that enhance the benefits.

Is soy really a miracle food? What is the best source of omega-3? Is the pomegranate craze supported by fact or is it just savvy marketing? This book answers these and hundreds of other important questions about the foods we eat, providing expert guidance on the best choices.

With Superfoods, readers will get the most nutritional bang for their buck.

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About the author (2010)

Tonia Reinhard, MS, is a registered dietician and professor at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, where she is the program director for the Coordinated Program in Dietetics and the course director for clinical nutrition in the School of Medicine. She is the author of The Vitamin Sourcebook and Gastrointestinal Disorders and Nutrition, and she is president of the Michigan Dietetic Association.

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