Superfruits: (Top 20 Fruits Packed with Nutrients and Phytochemicals, Best Ways to Eat Fruits for Maximum Nutrition, and 75 Simple and Delicious Recipes for Overall Wellness) [NOOK Book]

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“Paul Gross, the “Berry Doctor,” gets beyond the marketing hype on superfruits. By looking at nutrient density, research support and popular appeal, Gross delivers a cornucopia of offerings that can easily enhance well-being. Further, he includes ideas to add the nutrient-rich fruits into the diet, whether via simple suggestions in the breakdown of each offering, a list of the types of products to look for in the supermarket, or by following ...

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Superfruits: (Top 20 Fruits Packed with Nutrients and Phytochemicals, Best Ways to Eat Fruits for Maximum Nutrition, and 75 Simple and Delicious Recipes for Overall Wellness)

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Overview

“Paul Gross, the “Berry Doctor,” gets beyond the marketing hype on superfruits. By looking at nutrient density, research support and popular appeal, Gross delivers a cornucopia of offerings that can easily enhance well-being. Further, he includes ideas to add the nutrient-rich fruits into the diet, whether via simple suggestions in the breakdown of each offering, a list of the types of products to look for in the supermarket, or by following the creative recipes. Gross enables readers to make proactive choices to enhance their own health.”

--Heather Granato, Group Editor, Virgo Publishing



“Dr. Paul Gross has done an excellent job. This book will be an important resource for informing the public about the health effects of fruits.”

—Gary Stoner, Ph.D., Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ohio State University



“Dr. Paul Gross’s straightforward and well-documented book provides strong direction and clear-cut answers for consumers, based on well-reasoned research and compelling evidence. His use of readily-understandable superfruits criteria and a ‘points system’ for rating health-beneficial fruits is a welcome answer to consumers seeking the best choices for themselves and their families.”

–Mary Ann Lila Ph.D., Director, Plants for Human Health Institute, North Carolina State University



"Dr. Gross is a leading expert and strong proponent of consumer education and superfruit science, and following careers as a university scientist, entrepreneur, and food industry consultant, he is the leading advocate for superfruits and superfruit science."

-- Steve Talcott Ph.D., Department of Food Chemistry, Texas A&M University



“This is a book for the public, for nutritionists, MDs and alternative medical practitioners, vegetarians, for anyone who wants to better understand what a well-chosen selection of superfruits can do for you inside and out besides tasting great.”

—Ian Crown, Panoramic Fruit Company, Puerto Rico



All fruits are NOT created equal The “Berry Doctor” reveals secrets behind nature's healthiest fruits



What would you do to increase your chances of living longer and healthier? Superfruit expert Paul Gross, Ph.D. ranks the top twenty fruits that can help you get started on a lifelong healthy diet, and he gives you the science behind each fruit's unique nutritional advantages. Eating superfruits regularly can help you look younger, lose weight, and reduce your risk of getting cancer, cardiovascular disease, or diabetes.



All fruits have some health-promoting potential, but Superfruits reveals which ones pack the most value for your well-being.



Superfruits features:



  • Sidebars for each essential nutrient along with Fun Facts, Myth Busters, and Science Behind It


  • Tips for the best ways to eat and shop for superfruits, including a section on how to incorporate superfruits into a Mediterranean diet


  • 75 delicious recipes for smoothies, salads, desserts, and more




DID YOU KNOW THAT:



  • Red grapes contain resveratrol, a phytochemical that shows exciting promise in the fight against premature aging, diabetes, and cancer


  • Superfruit seeds from kiwis, figs, and strawberries are rich in protein, omega fats, and micronutrients


  • Pasteurizing and overprocessing are the main reasons for nutrient loss in manufactured superfruit juices


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071635059
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 10/22/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Paul Gross, Ph.D is a superfruits expert. He has been contributing science-based publications on berries and superfruits since 2005 for npicenter.com, ezinearticles.com, naturalproductsinsider.com and berrydoctor.com.

He also works as a consultant for private firms supporting manufacturers in the complete value-chain for developing and marketing new superfruit products. Recent consulting activity includes a venture capital company (planning investments in new superfruit products), importers and growers of superfruit raw materials and three manufacturers of superfruit products.



The author is currently part of the industry liaison for the US Berry Crops Initiative and the Caneberry Advisory Committee.



Paul Gross received his doctorate in physiology from the University of Glasgow, Scotland and was a post-doctoral fellow in neuroscience at the Laboratory of Cerebral Metabolism, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. A former Research Scholar for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, he published 85 peer-reviewed journal reports and book chapters over a 25 year career in medical science, and was recipient of the Karger Memorial Award, Switzerland, for publications on brain capillaries.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Welcome to the World of Superfruits!

Part 1: How Fruits Earn their “Super” Status

1. Essential Nutrients and Superfruit Signatures

2. Superfruit Phytochemicals and the Health Value of Colors

Part II: The Superfruits

3. The Top 20 Superfruits

Part III: Superfruits in Action

4. Superfruits in Your Shopping Cart

5. Superfruits in Your Daily Diet

6. Superfruit Recipes



Appendix 1: Scientific Foundation Behind Superfruit Antioxidants

Appendix 2: The Power of Edible Seeds

Appendix 3: Superfruits of the Future

Appendix 4: References, Weblinks, Bibliography

Index

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  • Posted December 10, 2009

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    A Must-Read if You Are Concerned about Your Health!

    A friend recommended this book to me. I rarely read books about which foods to eat, because I thought that by now I knew what there was to know about how to eat the right foods for good health. But since my friend had raved about the book and had immediately begun to add superfruits to her diet, telling me how easy it was to do, I bought a copy out of curiosity--and also because I really like fruits and wanted to find out if there was way to enjoy them in combinations that might be better for me than what I was already eating.

    The writing style of Dr. Gross is witty, clever and fun to read. He immediately pulls in the reader and keeps the material interesting and entertaining at the same time he is explaining something. He has a great depth of scientific knowledge, but he always keeps things moving along and never gets too pedantic or heavy-handed. No lectures! His enthusiasm for the health benefits of fruits and berries is contagious and compels the reader to want to keep reading to learn more. I doubt anyone would ever go to the grocery store--or farmers' market or local produce stand--and look at fruits and berries the same way again after reading this book.

    I found "Superfruits" to be extremely informative and helpful in educating me about the use of these fruits, their benefits and how small but simple changes in my daily diet can make a big difference in overall health. I actually did learn many things about good nutrition and better health through eating the right superfruits! I was quite surprised and relieved to learn that these fruits are easy to find in any grocery store, and most of us have been eating most of these fruits all along, at least occasionally, but once we are aware of which ones they are, we can include them in our diet on a daily basis with a very small effort, which will pay off with big health benefits.

    The book is unusually well-organized, logical, clearly written, easy to understand, and entertaining, while being educational. I plan to have fun trying all the recipes, which are generously shared toward the end of the book. I feel healthier just reading them! The smoothies look awesome! I would recommend this book to anyone. Go get a copy, have fun reading and start eating better and enjoying better health!

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