100 Health-Boosting Foods: Facts and Recipes for Super Health

100 Health-Boosting Foods: Facts and Recipes for Super Health

by Jo Lethaby
     
 

Did you know that avocados can help lower cholesterol and that tomatoes are full of cancer-beating lycopene? From chilies and chocolate to broccoli and Brazil nuts, here are the 100 mega foods that will make a real difference to your health. With delicious recipes and serving suggestions for every food, you can eat your way to curing a cold, boosting energy, lowering… See more details below

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Did you know that avocados can help lower cholesterol and that tomatoes are full of cancer-beating lycopene? From chilies and chocolate to broccoli and Brazil nuts, here are the 100 mega foods that will make a real difference to your health. With delicious recipes and serving suggestions for every food, you can eat your way to curing a cold, boosting energy, lowering blood pressure, or preventing heart disease. At-a-glance charts of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids-coupled with a handy glossary-provide vital nutritional information about each food. And with easy, tasty recipes like Fig, Mozzarella, and Prosciutto Salad and Coriander and Tomato Salsa, what's not to like?

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Library Journal

This small cookbook presents a feast for the eyes, with a focus on 100 "megafoods" known for their nutritional punch. The prefatory material provides an overview of the most recent nutritional research and guidance for making sound nutritional choices. The book then presents two-page entries for each of the 100 foods; some are quite specific (e.g., lentils), while others are more general in nature (e.g., beans). Each entry includes a paragraph on the nutritional benefits of the food, tips for storage and cooking, a page illustration, and a simple recipe using the ingredient in question. Recipes range from the simple (Peach and Tofu Smoothie) to the slightly more complicated or time-consuming (Chicken with Rosemary and Garlic). The organization is confusing as well. While there is an index and a glossary, the foods included are listed individually only on the back cover of the book. The entries appear to be grouped by general themes (e.g., fruits, vegetables, meats), but this is not explicitly explained. Recommended for general cookbook collections.
—Deborah Lee

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780600616528
Publisher:
Octopus Books
Publication date:
07/01/2006
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.75(d)

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