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Superfoods for dummies

Author: Brent Agin; Shereen Jegtvig
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, [2009]
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A practical guide to improving health with specific types of food. Research shows a healthy diet incorporating a variety of 'superfoods'--foods that are rich in antioxidants, high in fiber, and contain an abundance of vitamins and minerals--can help anyone maintain a healthy weight, fight disease, and live longer.
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Agin, Brent.
Superfoods for dummies
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2009]
(DLC) 2009925033
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brent Agin; Shereen Jegtvig
ISBN: 9780470523438 0470523433 9780470449646 0470449640 9780470523421 0470523425
OCLC Number: 432960821
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Superfoods for Dummies®; About the Authors; Dedication; Acknowledgments; Contents at a Glance; Table of Contents; Introduction; Part I Getting the Skinny on Superfoods; Chapter 1 Nourishing Your Body with Superfoods; Understanding the Difference between Foods and Superfoods; Boning Up on Basic Nutrition; Creating a Healthy, Balanced Superfoods Diet; Taking the First Steps toward a Healthier You with Superfoods; Chapter 2 Appreciating the Ageless Wonders of Superfoods; Boosting Your Immune System; Helping Your Heart; Losing Weight; Protecting Against Cancer; Improving Digestion. Easing InflammationAging Beautifully; Understanding the Benefits of Superfoods for Your Children; Chapter 3 Supplementing Superfoods; Understanding How Dietary Supplements Work; Determining Whether You Need Supplements; Testing for Your Supplement Needs; Considering Your Intake Options; Knowing What to Look For; Knowing Where to Look; Part II From Apples to Wheat Grass: A Look at the Superfoods; Chapter 4 Getting Fruitful and Reaping the Rewards; Biting into the Amazing Apple; Peeling the Benefits of Bananas; Picking Beautiful Blueberries; Picking Cherries: The Dessert Topper. Paying Homage to the Native CranberryOpting for Oranges; The Berry "Grenade": The Pomegranate; Savoring Sensational Strawberries; Chapter 5 Vegging Out in a Good Way; Dipping into Holy Guacamole: The Avocado; Feeling the Beet; Betting on Broccoli: A Nutritional Powerhouse; Cutting Heart Disease with Carrots; Kicking It Up a Notch with Kale; Getting Strong with Spinach; The Fruit that Eats Like a Vegetable: The Tomato; Chapter 6 Gathering Nuts and Seeds; Adding Almonds to Your Diet; Getting Antioxidants with Brazil Nuts; Loading Up on Lignins and More with Flax Seeds. Discovering the Perks of PecansGetting Seeds from the Great Pumpkin; Cracking Wonderful Walnuts; Chapter 7 Angling for Super Seafood; Catching On to the Benefits of Superfood Fish; Seeing What Salmon Has to Offer; Making the Most of Super Sardines; Paying Tribute to Trout; Opening a Can of Tempting Tuna; Chapter 8 Going with the Grains and Legumes; Packing in the Protein: Dry Beans; Loving Life with Luscious Lentils; Starting the Day with Wholesome Oatmeal; A Grain Out of the Ordinary: Quinoa; Staying Healthy with Soy; Chapter 9 Spicing It Up with Flavor (and Flavonoids) Bringing the Heat with Cayenne PeppersIndulging in Decadent Dark Chocolate; Livening Up Foods with a Clove of Garlic; Brewing Up a Cup of Green Tea; Pouring It On! Olive Oil; Sipping a Small Glass of Red Wine; Relieving Pain with Turmeric; Chapter 10 Exploring Exotic Superfoods; South America's Açaí; Algae and Kelp from Lakes and the Sea; Peruvian Camu-Camu; Mexico's Chia Seeds; Asia's Goji Berries; Thailand's Mangosteen; North America's Wheat Grass; Part III Launching Your Superfoods Lifestyle; Chapter 11 Bringing Superfoods into Your Life; Transforming Your Diet into a Superfoods Diet.
Series Title: --For dummies.
Other Titles: Super foods for dummies
Responsibility: by Brent Agin and Shereen Jegtvig.
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