SuperFoods Rx
Steven G. Pratt & Kathy Matthews
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SuperFoods Rx: Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your Life
Steven G. Pratt & Kathy Matthews
William Morrow
352 pages
December 2003
rated 5 of 5 possible stars

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Since appearing on Oprah! just a few months ago, the authors of SuperFoods Rx: Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your Life have been all over the map, on radio and TV, pushing their simple premise: that some foods are dramatically better for your health and for increasing longevity. With a health-conscious readership eager to eat up every bit of information they can get their hands on, no pun intended, it’s no wonder this book is already a bestseller.

Using proven research studies and his own work with patients and their age-related illnesses and complaints, Steven Pratt, M.D., introduces us to the top fourteen Superfoods that have shown almost miraculous benefits on the human body. These nutrition-dense foods, which include oranges, pumpkin, soy, walnuts and spinach (you have to buy the book to find out the rest!), can do all kinds of amazing things for the human biochemistry, including halting the changes in the body that can lead to certain cancers, diabetes, obesity and hypertension.

By focusing more on the power of what Dr. Pratt calls “micronutrients” that include carotenoids, antioxidants and phytonutrients, we are urged to look beyond the simple world of “macronutrients” like carbs, fat and proteins and seek food choices that work their magic on a smaller, but even more beneficial scale.

SuperFoods Rx outlines in detail why each of these particular fourteen foods has been chosen as a superfood, and just what it does to the human system to merit that title. We also learn about substitute foods that carry many of the same beneficial qualities as the superfoods for those who may not like tomatoes or green tea or tofu. There are not just numerous choices of superfoods available, but tips and ideas on how to get more out of these foods in each meal.

In addition, the book features fifty original recipes developed by Golden Door Spa chef Michael Stroot, AND a handy shopping list that helps you identify which brand-name foods are better than others based upon the research and clinical studies, as well as guidelines for daily nutritional goals and supplement recommendations.

In an age where everyone is clamoring for the latest fad diet book, SuperFoods Rx: Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your Life offers something most of them don’t even begin to touch upon – years of solid research involving simple and natural foods that can be found in any local market and don’t require a carb guide or fat gram counter to purchase. This is about real foods, and their real benefits to the body and to that sense of overall well-being that no diet can offer. It’s the difference between just feeling good, and feeling downright SUPER.

© 2004 by Marie D. Jones for Curled Up With a Good Book

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