PowerFoods: Good Food, Good Health with Phytochemicals, Nature's Own Energy Boosters

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"Everyone should read PowerFoods and take Dr. Beling's words and recommendations to heart. The science of nutrition is in the midst of a revolution, with the latest discovery that fruits, vegetables, and nuts contain thousands of phytochemicals that protect against disease and stimulate immunity. PowerFoods presents the latest research on these health-enhancing compounds in an easy-to-read style. More importantly, the book provides practical tips for selecting, purchasing, preparing, and enjoying a variety of the most nutritious foods nature has to offer."
--Elizabeth Somer, M.A., R.D., author of Food & Mood, Nutrition for Women, and Nutrition for a Healthy Pregnancy

"PowerFoods is a jam-packed reference that is authoritative, important, and an invaluable must-read book for self-help and self-care. Dr. Beling introduces us to phytochemicals, teaches us which foods contain concentrated qualities and provides us with delicious recipes for putting this information to work."
--Ruth S. Jacobowitz, author of 150 Most-Asked Questions About Menopause and 150 Most-Asked Questions About Osteoporosis, and a trustee of the National Council on Women's Health

"You are what you eat" is no longer a cliché. It is a scientific fact.

From the former medical director of America's preeminent spa, Canyon Ranch, here's a scientifically sound way to boost your immune system, stave off cancers, and prevent heart disease with foods found right in your grocery store. In PowerFoods, Dr. Stephanie Beling introduces readers to phytochemicals, disease-fighting dynamos found in all plant foods, from garlic to grapefruit, from raspberries to rutabagas. She explains what they are, how they work, and the best ways of getting more of them into every meal. The 140 easy, great-tasting recipes developed by two top chefs encourage you to put PowerFoods first.

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By now, most people who follow the buzz in health and fitness know about phytochemicals, the nutrients within plants that offer so many healthful benefits. Power Foods not only sings their praises, but divides them into 10 groups--red, yellow, orange fruits; red, yellow, orange vegetables; nuts and seeds; sea vegetables; etc.--and shows how to work them into meal plans so you can derive maximum benefit from them. The book also contains 140 recipes. All told, Power Foods is thick and authoritative; there's plenty here for anyone interested in a more nutrient-rich diet.

About the Author:

Stephanie M. Beling, M.D., is the former medical director and current staff member at Canyon Ranch in the Bershires. She is a regular contributor to the Berkshire Eagle, for which she writes on wellness and healthy living. She lives in Richmond, Massachusetts.

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