Powerfoods: Good Food, Good Health with Phytochemicals, Nature's Own Energy Boosters; Featuring 140 Delicious Recipes by Executive
- List Price: $25.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publish date: 09/01/1997
It is no secret that fruits, vegetables, nuts, and grains are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, but these great-tasting foods offer another bonus as well. From garlic to grapefruit, raspberries to rutabagas, all plant foods contain phytochemicals, powerful substances that have been scientifically proven to help retard the aging process, boost the immune system, and fight ailments such as cancer and heart disease. Dr. Stephanie Beling has determined that certain foods, dubbed PowerFoods, contain concentrated amounts of these disease-fighting dynamos. The good news is that PowerFoods are so varied and delicious that anyone can get great health benefits without sacrificing any of the pleasures of good food.
PowerFoods introduces readers to phytochemicals, explaining what they are, how they work, and the best ways of getting more of them into every meal. There is no counting calories or grams of fat, and no complicated food combinations, just 140 terrific, kitchen-tested recipes (soups, salads, breads, main courses, and desserts) that offer a delicious way to reap the benefits of these miraculous compounds.