By David W. Grotto, Marianne Smith Edge
In terms of nutrition, nature offers a wealth of scrumptious offerings. yet each additionally offers specified well-being merits. top nutritionist David Grotto finds a wealth of energy meals, from apples to yogurt, and explains why • A handful of cherries prior to mattress can help sleep greater • scorching peppers could struggle dermis melanoma • Potatoes may well decrease the danger of stroke • Grape juice could be as heart-healthy as pink wine • Honey may help wounds heal quicker every one access contains a historical past of a food’s foundation, a listing of healing advantages, info on medical learn, guidance to be used and practise, and an appetizing recipe from a number one chef or nutritionist. arrange to evoke your style buds, shed weight, and permit the therapeutic start!
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As an act of solidarity, I had my own cholesterol drawn, only to discover that I had my own four-alarm fire coursing through my veins—a cholesterol level of 238! That did it for me. But instead of my previous “nutrition smack-down” approach, I decided to slowly modify my diet by adding in the very foods you will read about throughout this book. After thirty days of simple changes, without any help from cholesterol-lowering medication or any radical diet, my cholesterol came crashing down to 168—a whopping seventy points in just thirty days.
The 101 Foods FROM AÇAÍ TO YOGURT Açaí (Euterpe oleracea) Did you know…the antioxidant capacity or “ORAC” value for a four-ounce portion of Açaí is 6576? That is more than blueberries, strawberries, and red wine combined! What’s the Story? Açaí (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) berries are produced by a palm tree grown in the floodplain areas of the Amazon River in Brazil. Theye have a unique taste—like wildberries with a hint of slightly bitter chocolate—yum! The berry, about the same size as a blueberry, is ninety-five percent seed.
Phytochemicals are plant compounds that offer important health benefits but are not considered “nutrients” like vitamins and minerals. I have also incorporated phytochemical density into my analysis. A comprehensive chart in Appendix B features the phytochemicals that you will often see mentioned when I review the benefits of the 101 foods. Finally, I reviewed the scientific literature for exciting new research on the healing properties of foods. If a food was shown to improve health, regardless of its nutrient or phytochemical content, I included it in the list of the 101 foods.
101 Foods That Could Save Your Life by David W. Grotto, Marianne Smith Edge