Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future

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North Atlantic Books, 2009 - Cooking - 342 pages
DIETS & DIETING. Superfoods comprise a specific set of edible, incredibly nutritious plants that cannot be entirely classified as foods or medicines, because they combine positive aspects of both. The scientific evidence in this book outlines the discovery that superfoods are an essential part of a balanced diet and allow us to get more nutrition with less eating. Most of us have had the experience of eating all day just to keep our blood sugar up while receiving very little nourishment in the process. We also know that most of the conventional foods and fast foods today are nothing but empty calories. Because the nutrients in conventional foods are commonly depleted through processing, we must turn to new possibilities for whole and balanced nutrition.Superfoods represent a uniquely promising piece of the nutrition puzzle, as they are great sources of clean protein, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, good fats and oils, essential fatty and amino acids, and other nutrients.

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David Wolfe expertly highlights 10 super foods, their chemical make-up, their origins and benefits, as well as an 'honorable mention' of lesser known ones. The book includes recipes and resources; the ... Read full review


Why Superfoods? What Are Superfoods?
The Top 10 Superfoods
Fountain of Youth
Raw Chocolate
Andes Aphrodisiac
The Original Superfoods
Protein Queen
Primordial Food from Klamath Lake Oregon
Superfood of the Future
Symbol of Paradise
Honorable Mentions
Vitamin C Sun King
Green Pigment of Your Imagination
Incan Trail Superfruit
Mineral HelpGland of the Sea
Polynesian Superfruit

The Basis of All Life
Essene and Egyptian Secret of Immortality
Prehistoric Prebiotic Sunflower

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David Wolfe (b. August 6, 1970) is a rising author, lecturer, and personality in the fields of natural health, beauty, and nutrition. Wolfe was among the first to bring superfoods such as raw and organic cacao (chocolate) beans/nibs, butter, and powder, goji berries, maca extract, and cold-pressed coconut oil into general distribution in North America. The author of bestselling North Atlantic titles on raw food and healthy lifestyles, Wolfe has given over 1,500 health lectures and seminars worldwide and hosts at least six health, fitness, and adventure retreats each year at various centers around the world. Wolfe is the son of two medical doctors, and holds degrees in law, mechanical and environmental engineering, and political science, as well as a master's in living-food nutrition. In keeping with his commitment to a sustainable planet and lifestyle, Wolfe is the founder of the non-profit Fruit Tree Planting Foundation, whose goal is to plant 18 billion fruit trees on planet Earth. David is a health coach to Hollywood producers and celebrities as well as some of the world's leading business people and entrepreneurs. In 2004, Wolfe starred as "Avocado" in the reality television show Mad Mad House, which aired on the Science Fiction Channel, and since that time he has become an underground celebrity with inspired and informative clips on YouTube.

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