Superfoods: The Healthiest Foods on the Planet by Tonia Reinhard


Was your News Year's resolution to eat healthier? Superfoods by Tonia Reinhard may aid in keeping that commitment, this title has 200 foods listed. Each superfood mentioned comes with a color photograph. Reinhard provides this definition of a superfood: a food that contains a high level of essential nutrients and other compounds that may benefit one's health.

The book is broken down into ten chapters: vegetables, mushrooms, legumes, fruits, nuts & oils, herbs & spices, grains, meat/seafood/dairy foods, beverages and finally nutritional supplements. Each entry includes background information on the food, its origin, why it is considered to be a superfood, and when it is typically harvested. There is also a section called "making the most of ...," this part describes how one can incorporate the superfood in one's diet and tips on how to prepare the food to get the most nutrients; basically tips on cooking. The healthy evidence section of each superfood describes and refers to published studies for each food and the "What's a serving" for each food gives the following: serving size, the calories, protein, total fat, saturated, carbohydrates, and fiber. Check out this source to gain some insights into healthier eating.

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