SuperFoods Rx: Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your Life

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The super-bestselling book that's enhancing Americans' health

By eating the fourteen SuperFoods highlighted in Dr. Steven Pratt's instant bestseller, you can actually stop the incremental deteriorations that lead to common ailments and diseases

  • Beans -- reduce obesity
  • Blueberries -- lower risk for cardiovascular disease
  • Broccoli -- lowers the incidence of cataracts and fights birth defects
  • Oats -- reduce the risk of type II diabetes
  • Oranges -- prevent strokes
  • Pumpkin -- lowers the risk of various cancers
  • Wild salmon -- lowers the risk of heart disease
  • Soy -- lowers cholesterol
  • Spinach -- decreases the chance of cardiovascular disease and age-related macular degeneration
  • Tea -- helps prevent osteoporosis
  • Tomatoes -- raise the skin's sun protection factor
  • Turkey -- helps build a strong immune system
  • Walnuts -- reduce the risk of developing coronary heart disease, diabetes, and cancer
* Yogurt-promotes strong bones and a healthy heart

SuperFoods Rx includes recipes created by Chef Michel Stroot of the Golden Door Spa and teaches you how to incorporate SuperFoods and their sidekicks into your diet. SuperFoods Rx is an indispensable guide to a healthy, long, and energetic life.

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About the author

Steven G. Pratt, M.D., is a world-renowned authority on the role of nutrition and lifestyle in the prevention of disease and optimization of health. He is a senior staff ophthalmologist at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California.

Kathy Matthews is a bestselling author of fifteen books, including the New York Times bestseller SuperFoods Rx with Dr. Steven Pratt.

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Publisher
Harper Collins
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Published on
Oct 13, 2009
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Pages
416
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ISBN
9780061801754
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Language
English
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Genres
Cooking / General
Health & Fitness / Diet & Nutrition / Diets
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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HealthStyle is the twenty-first-century program for promoting vigor, preventing disease, and extending your life span

If up until now you have relied on luck, genetics, and a few healthful practices to achieve this goal, SuperFoods HealthStyle will be your authoritative, engaging introduction to a new, better life. Like SuperFoods Rx, the authors’ bestselling book, HealthStyle takes the most recent, cutting-edge research on what lifestyle practices have actually been proven to achieve disease prevention and improve daily functioning -- both physically and mentally -- and translates this information into simple recommendations that you can use to improve your physical and mental health now and in the future.

Evidence abounds that total health is achieved via a network of efforts. You might guess that diet and exercise are important. Did you know that other factors like sleep and stress management can have just as much impact on your daily health and functioning? In HealthStyle Dr. Steven Pratt, dubbed "the Food Dude" by Oprah Winfrey, has expanded on his original thirteen SuperFoods and broadened his focus to include all aspects of health promotion. He covers such topics as:

How ordinary spices like black pepper and cinnamon can make surprising contributions to health promotionWhat the latest compelling research shows about how poor sleep habits could be sabotaging your efforts at weight control, reducing your cognitive abilities, and impairing your overall healthHow achieving "personal peace" can prolong life and improve brain functionWhy dark chocolate, honey, and kiwi have joined the ranks of SuperFoodsHow the simplest imaginable exercise program can be the most effectiveWhy paying attention to one simple aspect of eating could be the answer to weight control

HealthStyle is about extending the true quality of life. It’s about being as active at seventy as you are at thirty-five. It’s about helping to prevent osteoporosis, hypertension, and Alzheimer’s disease. It’s about ending the confusion about how people should exercise and how often. It is about making simple but significant changes to get the most out of life for the rest of your life.

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