Superfoods For Dummies
Want to eat healthier, lose weight, and fight off disease? You can do it with superfoods! This friendly guide explains everything you need to know — why you need superfoods, the science behind them, and how to prepare and enjoy them. From bananas and carrots to oatmeal and salmon, you'll gain a healthy attitude toward eating right!
- Get the skinny on superfoods — know the basics of a balanced, nutritional diet, and why superfoods are so powerful
Take a closer look — examine the unique properties of superfoods and the best ways to store and prepare them
Explore exotic flavors — discover Asia's goji berries, Mexico's chia, Indonesia's mangosteen, and other unusual superfoods
Launch your superfoods lifestyle — plan healthy meals you and your family will enjoy
Open the book and find:
- A nuts-and-bolts breakdown of each superfood
Ways to incorporate superfoods into your everyday diet
Tips for saving money on superfoods
The healthiest cooking methods
More than 50 easy-to-prepare, tasty recipes — from breakfast to dessert
The top dietary supplements
How to grow your own superfoods garden
Part I: Getting the Skinny on Superfoods.
Chapter 1: Nourishing Your Body with Superfoods.
Chapter 2: Appreciating the Ageless Wonders of Superfoods.
Chapter 3: Supplementing Superfoods.
Part II: From Apples to Wheat Grass: A Look at the Superfoods.
Chapter 4: Getting Fruitful and Reaping the Rewards.
Chapter 5: Vegging Out in a Good Way.
Chapter 6: Gathering Nuts and Seeds.
Chapter 7: Angling for Super Seafood.
Chapter 8: Going with the Grains and Legumes.
Chapter 9: Spicing It Up with Flavor (and Flavonoids).
Chapter 10: Exploring Exotic Superfoods.
Part III: Launching Your Superfoods Lifestyle.
Chapter 11: Bringing Superfoods into Your Life.
Chapter 12: Getting Your Family Onboard.
Chapter 13: Shopping for Superfoods.
Chapter 14: Growing Your Own Superfoods.
Part IV: Putting Superfoods on Your Table.
Chapter 15: Preparing and Preserving Superfoods without Sacrifi cing Nutrition.
Chapter 16: Starting the Day Right: Superfood Breakfast Recipes.
Chapter 17: Gathering for the Family Meal: Superfood Main Dish Recipes.
Chapter 18: Filling Your Plate: Super Salad and Side Dish Recipes.
Chapter 19: Rounding Out the Menu: Super Snacks, Appetizers, and Desserts.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 20: Ten Super-Duper Superfoods.
Chapter 21: Ten Sensational Dietary Supplements.
Chapter 22: Ten (Plus) Ways to Make Sure You Get Your Daily Superfoods.
Chapter 23: Ten (Plus) Almost-Superfoods that Can Help Round Out Your Diet.
Shereen Jegtvig, MS, is a health and nutrition writer with two decades of experience counseling people on nutrition and diet.