SuperFoods Rx: Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your Life

SuperFoods Rx Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your Life Did you know that a daily handful of walnuts or a bowl of blueberries can actually improve your well being and longevity When Dr Steven Pratt witnessed the positive results that occurred when his pati

  • Title: SuperFoods Rx: Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your Life
  • Author: Steven G. Pratt Kathy Matthews
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  • Page: 120
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  • Did you know that a daily handful of walnuts or a bowl of blueberries can actually improve your well being and longevity When Dr Steven Pratt witnessed the positive results that occurred when his patients with age related macular degeneration changed their diets to include certain powerhouse foods he identified them as SuperFoods Now, backed by proven research on fourtDid you know that a daily handful of walnuts or a bowl of blueberries can actually improve your well being and longevity When Dr Steven Pratt witnessed the positive results that occurred when his patients with age related macular degeneration changed their diets to include certain powerhouse foods he identified them as SuperFoods Now, backed by proven research on fourteen of the most nutrient dense foods, this book puts these invaluable tools in your hands and on your plate, to give you energy, greater protection against disease, and a healthy lifestyle now and for the future By making these foods part of your regular eating habits, you can actually change the course of your biochemistry and stop the incremental changes in your body that lead to diseases such as type II diabetes, hypertension, certain cancers, obesity, and Alzheimer s.The 14 superfoods that will change your life Beans Soy Blueberries Spinach Broccoli Tea green or black Oats Tomatoes Oranges Turkey Pumpkin Walnuts Salmon Yoghurt SuperFoods not only outlines the amazing health benefits of these fourteen foods, it also includes delicious recipes, tips and suggestions that will make the SuperFoods lifestyle simple and irresistible Wonderfully flexible almost all the SuperFoods have sidekicks, or substitutions that you can enjoy instead this new nutritional frontier offers you the perfect opportunity to choose and enjoy the foods that are most beneficial to your health, well being and longevity.

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    1. Anyone who knows me, knows how I feel about this book. It's life changing! I love love love superfoods and make it a personal goal to eat as many as possible every day. If you'd like a copy of the spreadsheet I made as a quick reference guide containing all the superfoods and sidekicks, let me know :) You may think I'm a total geek at first, but I'm telling you, people (other than me)are obsessed with that spreadsheet!

    2. This is a very good and thorough book detailing the 14 foods necessary for maintaining a healthy body and mind. Sadly my two staples, chocolate and coffee didn't make the cut(damn) but most of the other foods are things I eat on a regular basis so adding more of them won't be a huge lifestyle change. You wouldn't think a book about 14 foods would fill a book without putting one to sleep but the author has written the book in such a way that it is easy to skim over the more detailed health benefi [...]

    3. This book did an excellent job of convincing me of the need to incorporate more Super Foods into my daily diet. The first half of the book covers each super food in-depth. Some surprises on the list included tea, turkey, beans and pumpkin. About 1/3 of the book includes recipes that incorporate super foods, and this was the primary reason why I bought it. However, many of the recipes were hit or miss. The "Baked acorn squash with quinoa, tofu, dried apricots and walnuts" was hideous, thanks to t [...]

    4. Informational and interesting! I love reading about how foods can help us stay healthy and/or overcome disease. The top 14 foods for your health, why they are superfoods, how they help your body, and more! I would really recommend this book to anyone who is interested in improving their diet--and this is an important book, because I am really against "jumping on the bandwagon". I decided that I am not going to change my eating habits based on what other people are doing, but instead, learn about [...]

    5. This book is well written but not overly exciting. I'm giving this a 5 due to the importance of the message and structure of the book. Everything is evidence based and mentions the reason each easily available food is believed to promote health and reduce the risk of Alzheimer disease, cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity etc . It doesn't get much easier than this:Apples: pear (1 per day)Avocado: asparagus, artichoke, extra virgin olive oil (1/3 to 1/2 avocado multiple times per w [...]

    6. What I love about this book? Well, for one, the things that you won't find mentioned in it: Gluten-free, Low-Carb, Detox, GMO Foods, Juicing, Paleo, Vegan, or plugs for the author's own line of protein powders, supplements or food additives. In other words, there isn't a whiff of quackery, faddism or environmental agenda that seems to permeate so many books on nutrition. The author is both a researcher and clinician and spotlights foods whose health promoting abilities are backed up by mainstrea [...]

    7. *Superfood made super simple* If you just read one book on superfoods this should be the one! Clear, concise, and comprehensive, this guide provides a panoramic snapshot of the top fourteen superfoods: beans, blueberries, broccoli, oats, oranges, pumpkin, salmon, soy, spinach, tea, tomatoes, turkey, walnuts, and yogurt. The book is highly functional, whether you chose to read it cover-to-cover or just pick out specific sections of interest. After a brief introduction on the basics of superfoods, [...]

    8. There's some good information in here, if you can get past the lackluster writing style (with lots of references to "at our house") and his use of the same bullshit "facts" everyone references ("300,000 people die from obesity every year", "if you eat less and move more, you will lose weight"). Bottom line: eat your fruits (preferably berries) and leafy greens. Stay away from processed foods. This is a good book to skim for ideas, but you might find yourself saying "DUH" at the end of it.

    9. I did along of skimming in this book because there is just so much information. It is one that I would like to have in my permanent library so that I can refer to it often. Informative and well written. If you are looking for some tips and pointers on eating healthier, this is the book for you. It is a very manageable approach to eating good, or rather,"super" foods.

    10. This book was well balanced and pretty good at citing good science. I wouldn't draw all the same conclusions as the author. Surprisingly there was enough information to allow me to draw my own conclusions without looking up the citations. I also enjoyed the recipes.

    11. I found that this book was just badly written. I felt it was a constant infomercial. I would not recommend reading this.

    12. Wow! How come I didn't find out about this one sooner? This book teaches you how to most certainly get more bang for your buck with your food. Eventhough America spends the least on food compared to other nations, I don't think we spend it all too wisely. Our western diseases like obesity, diabetes, coronary heart disease and cancer are evidence to our confusion over even the most basic concepts of food. Dr. Pratt explains this in the most basic English. I like to think I am pretty knowledgable [...]

    13. Fantastic book on 14 foods that are considered most beneficial. I have copied the list and placed in on the inside of my kitchen cupboard. Every day I look at it and see what I can eat from the list. I cook up a lot of beans (small red, black, and lintels) and make my own refried beans.I also make my own yogurt with a two quart yogurt maker.Since I like vegetable gardening, I plan on growing many of the 14 foods a possible. As a long time gardener, I already grow some beans, blueberries, spinach [...]

    14. I thought this book was a very reasonable introduction to healthier eating. It had a very realistic perspective of the average American and what they would be comfortable with. It isn't too "preachy" or extreme (vegan, raw foodist, etc.). The bulk of the book focuses a chapter each on one of the 14 "superfoods" the author selected. The foods are for the most part already pretty common to the average American household. Nothing too weird here: Beans, Blueberries, Broccoli, Oats, Oranges, Pumpkin, [...]

    15. I was very pleasantly surprised by this book. I appreciated the focus on the benefits of each of the groups of superfoods, and I have found that it has made me more mindful when I eat.The only downside for me was his insistence on low/no-fat dairy and his strong opinions against coconut oil. I happen to be a firm believer in the benefits of full-fat, raw dairy and unprocessed coconut oil. I also wouldn't recommend use of canola oil, although he does. Of course, that is easy to adjust for my pers [...]

    16. If you have any interest in nutrition or cancer and disease prevention, then this is the book to read. There are 14 Super Foods, along with many other "sidekicks" that can improve your really improve your health and build cancer and disease fighting building blocks in your body. The foods recommended are pretty common and easy to incorporate into your diet (Oats, Wild Salmon, Spinach, Pumpking, Nuts, Yogurt, Wheat Germ and Flax Seed, Beans, Soy, Tomatoes, Broccoli, Blueberries and a few others). [...]

    17. Worth reading, lots of great info on superfoods and their sidekicks. I agreed with most of the info with the exception of Soy, I don't think that Soy qualifies as a superfood, it still has many studies that show it may even have negative effects on some people so i don't agree , BUT all the other info was right on track from all the other studies & books that i have read. Just my opinion. Only 2 of the recipes jumped out at me as something i might like to try, The book did make me want to se [...]

    18. More like 3.5 - wasn't anything spectacular but packed with good information. I personally skimmed through and plunged right into what the 14 so called SuperFoods were. (Beans, blueberries, broccoli, oats, oranges, pumpkin, salmon, soy, spinach, tea, tomatoes, turkey, walnuts, yogurt). Fact that the guy has an M.D. makes me give him some more credit, but obviously this cornucopia of food stuffs was somewhat subjective. Not quantifiably measured in nutritional content, but of course they are all [...]

    19. What if you could change your health by changing your diet? That is the nuts( ha ha) and bolts of this book about Super Foods. "Reverse macular degeneration, have more energy, greater protection against disease, with a healthier life style." Steven Pratt M.D. Outlines the benefits of incorporating over a dozen Super Foods that can lead to better health. Each chapter is devoted to the 14 superfoods, including simple ways to prepare them, just incase you don't" love" spinach, or pumpkin. You are w [...]

    20. I felt that this book is for an amateur healthy eater. There is no mention at all about reading food labels except for sodium content. It promotes eating soy as a superfood, soy is the second heaviest GMO crop! Continually mentions using Canola Oil in recipes (a saturated fat), doesnt mention anything about animal fats being high in saturated fat, not to mention pumped with hormones and anitibiotics and it doesnt talk about choosing grassfed meats. The book just doest fit my philosophy on whole [...]

    21. Unlike the last 25-30 times I've declared this, I really do plan on starting to eat more healthfully. This book is full of great ways to add more healthy foods to one's diet. And what I really like about it is that instead of focusing on what not to do and eat, Pratt emphasizes what you should be doing and adding to your diet. The positive "eat these things because they are good for you" mindset is a lot more palatable than the negative "don't eat these things because they will make you fat and [...]

    22. This is an excellent guide to nutrition for beginners or those who know a lot about healthy eating; it focuses on health and assumes from there that other more popular issues like weight will correct themselves when you're eating a diet consisting primarily of whole foods. It's got delicious recipes, too, and practical advice for incorporating these super foods into your diet without shifting your eating habits radically.

    23. I've actually read this book before, but since I'm no longer pregnant and living in Poland and (theoretically) have my will power and self-discipline back, I'm trying to go back to only having one cheat day a week. This therefore necessitates planning family meals better. So far, it has proved much more efficient when I do actually plan ahead, and trying to incorporate more super foods makes me feel like I'm giving my family healthier options. Plus, I just like reading cookbooks.

    24. For anyone with an interest in nutrition and who wants to get the most benefit from what they put into their body, this book is a must read. It's jam packed with great information and helpful tips on how to easily incorporate super foods into your daily diet. My favorite aspect of the book was how it provided nutritional stats on alternative foods within each group which then enables you to have a varied and robust diet while still capitalizing on the nutrients of a superfood.

    25. This had some good basic info on nutrient rich foods and how to incorporate them into your diet. I didn't read it from cover to cover, but focused more on reading about foods that were of interest to me. The recipes were rather disappointing (only about 5 out of 40 or so were worth photocopying) and some of the nutrition info was a little too basic. This could be good book for someone trying to add some superfoods to their diet and is worth a glance at from the library.

    26. Bottom line: it's nutritionally beneficial to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables! Plus, drink tea.Boring. I was hoping for some juicy details, but what I got was a bland recitation of so-called facts and statistics. The addition of "sidekicks" to the "superfoods" really lessens the potency of the superfoods' superness.More fun to read a few issues of Vegetarian Times and Real Simple - you'll get similar nutritional info with the added bonus of recipes and decluttering tips!

    27. This is changing the way I think about food and how each interacts differently with other foods. There really are super foods! It is also changing how I think about fats and cholesterol. Some are needed in controlled quantities for optimal health. It's just that fats in some foods are better for you than fats in other foods. I could go on for a while but you'll get more out of it if you read it!

    28. I thought that this book was really good and extremely helpful, although I do have some suggestions. I love how the book thoroughly explains the 14 Super Foods that we're all supposed to eat everyday, but in the back the section of recipes is extremely meager! Also, it would be helpful if they provided how many servings of each of the super foods each serving of the recipes provides. Full of a plethora of facts and I feel like it will require another read.

    29. In this book Steven Pratt outlines the 14 "super foods" with the most nutrients and makes his case for why you should be including them daily/weekly in your diet. I thought this book was very interesting, and I did learn some new things. The second half of the book is menus and recipes, which I did just skim. Here are the 14 Super Foods:BeansBlueberriesBroccoliOatsOrangesPumpkinSalmonSoySpinachTea- Green or BlackTomatoesTurkeyWalnuts Yogurt

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