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Want to eat healthier, lose weight, and fight off disease? Superfoods can help you do it! This handy pocket guide helps you understand why you need superfoods, the science behind them, and how to prepare and enjoy them. From fruits to fish, you'll get started eating right!
Open the book and find:
Ways to transform your diet
Easy and delicious superfood recipes
How to prepare extremely healthy foods
Why each superfood is super
Ways to control your weight with superfoods
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About the Author
Brent Agin, MD, is a family physician in private practice focusing on wellness medicine, diet, nutrition, and improving one's health. Shereen Jegtvig, MS, is a health and nutrition writer.
Table of ContentsIntroduction.
About This Book.
Conventions Used in This Book.
Icons Used in This Book.
Where to Go from Here.
Chapter 1: Appreciating the Ageless Wonders of Superfoods.
Boosting Your Immune System.
Protecting Against Cancer.
The role of antioxidants.
Fats and inflammation.
Keeping that youthful glow.
Pumping up your pep.
Seeing and believing.
Chapter 2: Bringing Superfoods into Your Life.
Transforming Your Diet into a Superfoods Diet.
Making the shift: Foods you should eat more or less of.
Fitting in superfoods every day.
Portion control: Knowing serving sizes.
Volumes of veggies.
Scores of fruits.
Being smart with fish.
Picking fats prudently.
Adding Superfoods to Your Meals.
Starting your day with superfoods.
Packing healthier lunches and snacks.
Serving super dinner dishes.
Eating Out with Superfoods.
Finding fast-food superfood.
Ordering superfoods at sit-down restaurants.
Chapter 3: Singling Out Super-Duper Superfoods.
Seeing What Salmon Has to Offer.
Getting the lowdown on nutrition.
Serving up salmon.
Getting Strong with Spinach.
Bursting with antioxidant protection.
Selecting and savoring spinach.
The Fruit that Eats Like a Vegetable: The Tomato.
Loving the perks of lycopene and more.
Tempting tomatoes: Selecting and serving tips.
Picking Beautiful Blueberries.
Tapping into the antioxidant power of blueberries.
Purchasing and preparing blueberries.
Savoring Sensational Strawberries.
Optimizing health with strawberries.
Selecting, storing, and savoring strawberries.
Starting the Day with Wholesome Oatmeal.
Exploring the proven benefits of oats.
Buying and eating oatmeal.
Chapter 4: Revving Up Your Dishes with Superfoods.
Pouring It On! Olive Oil.
Reaping the benefits of olive oil.
Selecting, storing, and pouring olive oil.
Livening Up Foods with a Clove of Garlic.
Gauging garlic’s health benefits.
Preparing and using garlic.
Adding Almonds to Your Diet.
Filling up on fiber, healthful fats, and antioxidants.
Buying and enjoying almonds.
Discovering Mexico’s Chia Seeds.
Cashing in on the health benefits of chia.
Incorporating chia in your diet.
Chapter 5: Vegging Out in a Good Way.
Dipping into Holy Guacamole: The Avocado.
Making the most of monounsaturated fats.
Adding avocado to your diet.
Feeling the Beet.
Beating heart disease, birth defects, and metabolic syndrome.
Choosing and enjoying beets.
Betting on Broccoli: A Nutritional Powerhouse.
Providing a wealth of health benefits.
Buying, storing, and preparing broccoli.
Cutting Heart Disease with Carrots.
Exploiting carotenes and phytochemicals.
Finding and preparing carrots.
Chapter 6: Superfood Breakfasts, Snacks, Appetizers, and Desserts.
Understanding the Most Important Meal of the Day.
Making Super Breakfast Recipes.
Eating on the go.
Easy breakfast recipes.
Living lavishly on the weekends.
Satisfying Snacking with Superfoods.
Super Snack, Appetizer, and Dessert Recipes.
Snacking on superfoods.
Starting off with superfood appetizers.
Delving into not-too-decadent desserts.
Chapter 7: Superfood Main Dishes, Salads, and Sides.3
Making the Most of Family Mealtime.
Making a Statement with the Main Dish.
Filling Your Plate: Super Salad and Side Dish Recipes.
Serving up super salads.
Creating super side dishes.