Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your Life
By Steven G. Pratt, M.D., and Kathy Mathews
SuperFoods Rx revolutionized the way we think about food and health. In this New York Times super-bestseller, Dr. Pratt launched the SuperFoods movement.
SuperFoods Rx is based on a simple but profound premise: some foods are dramatically better than others for our health and longevity. The authors created the first list of SuperFoods—fourteen foods, along with their key nutrients, micronutrients and phytochemicals—necessary to live a healthier and slimmer life.
Everyone knows that an apple is a better snack than potato chips, but do you know that a daily handful of walnuts or a bowl of blueberries can actually improve your well-being and longevity?
Dr. Pratt witnessed the positive results that occurred when his patients with age-related macular degeneration changed their diets to include certain powerhouse foods—those he has identified as SuperFoods. Backed by proven research on fourteen of the most nutrient-dense foods, this book puts these tools in your hands, and on your plate, to give you more energy, greater protection against disease, and a healthy lifestyle now and for the future.
Whether you’re 63 or 23, now is the right time to start eating the SuperFoods way. 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.
SuperFoods Rx not only outlines the amazing health benefits of these fourteen foods, it also includes delicious recipes, kitchen tips, and shopping suggestions that will make the SuperFoods lifestyle simple and irresistible.
In SuperFoods Rx, Dr. Pratt leads you from the twentieth-century world of macronutrients—proteins, fats, and carbohydrates—into the twenty-first-century world of micronutrients — phytonutrients, carotenoids, and antioxidants. You’ll find:
- Individual chapters dedicated to each of the original fourteen SuperFoods, with the health benefits for each outlined and supported by Dr. Pratt’s research, along with ideas for simple ways to get more of these foods into your everyday meals.
- Fifty original recipes featuring SuperFoods, especially developed by Chef Michel Stroot of the world-renowned Golden Door Spa.
- A shopping list of brand-name foods to ensure you’re buying the most nutrient-dense SuperFoods available.
- Guidelines for formulating your daily nutrient goals and supplement recommendations.
What are the SuperFoods? Originally fourteen, today twenty five, these foods may already be part of your daily meals, while some may make occasional appearances. But all are supermarket-friendly, nutrition powerhouses.
With Dr. Pratt to guide you through the new nutritional frontier, you will be able to choose and enjoy the foods that are most beneficial to your health, well-being, and longevity.
SuperFoods Rx is an indispensable guide to a healthy, long, and energetic life.