The Healthiest Foods on the Planet

Book - 2014 | 2nd ed. --
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Praise for the first edition:
"A solid beginner's reference, especially for those seeking the authority of medical studies."
-- Library Journal

-- American Reference Books Annual 2010

Over 80 superfood entries updated with the latest health research discoveries.

Since this comprehensive reference was first published, major studies have reinforced the importance and potential value of obtaining nutrients from foods rather than supplements. Many of the studies have discovered previously unknown health benefits of great significance, such as a reduced risk for dementia with the consumption of blueberries.

In all, over 80 entries in this new edition have had their "Healthy Evidence" section updated to reflect the outcome of major reputable medical studies, including:

Garlic supplements are beneficial for cirrhosis patients Cherries will lessen the frequency of gout attacks Soybean consumption is effective in lowering cholesterol Kale inhibits the growth of human colon cancer cells

Studies have also confirmed that Chia seed is a superfood for its protective effects against heart disease.

Superfoods is organized in broad categories: Vegetables; Mushrooms; Legumes; Fruits; Nuts and Oils; Herbs and Spices; Grains; Meat, Seafood, and Dairy; Beverages and Treats; and Nutritional Supplements. Each entry notes the food's origin, its seasonal availability and nutritional values, tips on how to add it to an eating plan and how to optimize its nutrients and phytochemicals.

Nutrient breakdowns are derived from the USDA's Nutrient Database, and "The Healthy Evidence" refers to published peer-reviewed studies available from the US National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health database. The book closes with Nutritional Tables, a quick-reference guide to the nutritional content of the "superfoods" listed in the book. Star ratings indicate the most notable nutrients in each superfood. With Superfoods , readers will get the most nutritional bang for their buck.

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2014.
Edition: 2nd ed. --
ISBN: 9781770852563
Characteristics: 256 p. : col. ill.


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nutty7688 Apr 18, 2011

Very good!

Feb 28, 2011

okay to flip thru magazine,style, very superficial information, pretty to look at though.

Feb 14, 2011

There are no recipes in this book, but it does list nutrients of the foods listed; vitamins, minerals, fibre, protein and antioxidants. Near the back is a chart you can use to compare foods by category.

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