Despite our anti-aging obsession and numerous medical advances, life spans are actually shortening because of poor lifestyle decisions. Read more...
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Despite our anti-aging obsession and numerous medical advances, life spans are actually shortening because of poor lifestyle decisions. But it doesn't have to be so. Food-as-medicine pioneer Rebecca Katz highlights the top sixteen foods proven to fight the most common chronic conditions. Katz draws on the latest scientific research to explain how super foods such as asparagus, basil, coffee, dark chocolate, kale, olive oil, sweet potatoes, and wild salmon can build immunity, lower cholesterol, enhance memory, strengthen the heart, and reduce your chances of developing diabetes and other diseases.
This practical, flavor-packed guide presents the most effective--and delicious--ways to use food to improve the performance of every system in the body. Katz explains the health advantages of each main ingredient, and includes menu plans to address specific symptoms and detailed nutritional information for each recipe.
Easy-to-find ingredients are incorporated into a powerful arsenal of tantalizing recipes, including:
- Roasted Asparagus Salad with Arugula and Hazelnuts
- Costa Rican Black Bean Soup with Sweet Potato
- Black Cod with Miso-Ginger Glaze
- Herby Turkey Sliders
- Thyme Onion Muffins
- Yogurt Berry Brulee with Almond Brittle
Based on the most up-to-date nutritional research, The Longevity Kitchen helps you feed your family well and live a long and vibrant life.
- ISBN-13: 9781607742944
- ISBN-10: 1607742942
- Publisher: Ten Speed Press
- Publish Date: February 2013
- Page Count: 243
- Dimensions: 10.15 x 7.82 x 0.92 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.32 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-02-25
- Reviewer: Staff
Asparagus. Avocado. Basil. Blueberries. Those are the first four items on the "Super Sixteen," a list of the foods that offer, in the author's words, "the highest levels of antioxidants" and the "premier sources of healthy omega-3 fats, probiotics, and other body-boosting phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals." While Katz and Edelson (The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen) don't offer scientific proof of these claims, it's easy to believe that the ultra-healthy ingredients they recommend are good for the body. The recipes that follow introductory material on the various properties of the Super Sixteen run the gamut from appetizers to desserts, and most seem, perhaps surprisingly, delicious, from Lemony Lentil and Quinoa Salad to Maple-Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Caraway. It's worth noting that this is not a vegetarian cookbook, as made clear by the inclusion of several chicken or lamb recipes. The authors' introductions to each recipe can be tiresomely silly, so readers should skip straight to the ingredient list and start cooking up something healthy and delicious. 60 color photos. (Feb.)