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Unmasking superfoods : the truth and hype about açaí, quinoa, chia, blueberries, and more

Author: Jennifer Sygo
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Collins, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It can be overwhelming and frustrating to try to understand the claims about superfoods. Do raspberry ketones really help you lose weight? Do blueberries really fight cancer? Are goji berries worth a try? For over five years, Jennifer Sygo has been separating the truth from the hype in her popular column in the National Post. Now in her first book, she tackles even more superfoods and in more depth. Youll learn  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Sygo
ISBN: 9781443419789 1443419788 9780062342973 0062342975
OCLC Number: 880941383
Description: 290 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Overhyped, overpriced, or just plain bogus: how industry corrupted the superfood movement --
Quinoa, I thought I knew ya: superfoods with question marks --
Smear campaign: superfoods with an unfairly bad rap --
Classics! superfoods that still rule --
Send me a hero: overlooked and underappreciated superfoods.
Responsibility: Jennifer Sygo, MSc, RD.

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It can be overwhelming and frustrating to try to understand the claims about superfoods. Do raspberry ketones really help you lose weight? Do blueberries really fight cancer? Are goji berries worth a try? For over five years, Jennifer Sygo has been separating the truth from the hype in her popular column in the National Post. Now in her first book, she tackles even more superfoods and in more depth. Youll learn why?the calcium in kale is absorbed as well as the calcium in milk?lentils, chickpeas and beans are not just good for you; when cultivated, they also put important nutrients back into the soil?goji, acai and noni berries may be more hype than substance?xylitol, a sugar alcohol with a third fewer calories than sugar, could actually help prevent cavities and even ear infections?people who eat avocadoes tend to weigh less than those who dont?beets might help you run fasterand maybe even perform better in bed?In Unmasking Superfoods, Sygo discusses the latest research on the most popular superfoods and offers recommendations on howor ifyou should incorporate these foods into your diet.

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