Here are 150 family- and kitchen-tested recipes, loaded with antioxidants to neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals, without sacrificing variety or flavor. Their ingredients are high in vitamins C, E, and A, as well as selenium and beta-carotene. They include foods such as tomatoes, parsley, beans, and many fruits and whole grains. With such tempting dishes as Scrumptious Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Pumpkin Pancakes, it?s hard to believe these recipes are loaded with ammunition to help readers:
enhance their immune system
strengthen their bones
build up resistance to viral attacks, infections, even allergic reactions
reinvigorate their love life
keep blood sugar on an even level
and much more
Among the many medical benefits of antioxidants, they provide protection against several types of cancer, Alzheimer?s disease, immune disorders, arthritis, diabetes, and aging.
Separate chapters cover breakfast; appetizers, side dishes, and snacks; soups and stews; main courses, both meat and vegetarian; dressings, dips, spreads, and vinaigrettes; and desserts. One helpful section of the book takes readers through their own pantry, explaining ?What to Stash and What to Trash.? A glossary explaining some of the major antioxidants found in foods is also included for easy reference.
With recipes low in fat and calories, high in fiber and nutrients, containing no white flour, hydrogenated fats, or chemical additives, this is an invaluable addition to the cookbook collection of anyone concerned with living a long and healthy life.
"The authors whip up healthy breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and cancer-fighting meals...excellent nutrition information." Publishers Weekly
"The Kinderlehrers" recommended diet is naturally high in antioxidants [that] stop the production of free radicals...Recipes will look familiar to anyone knowledgable about macrobiotic diets with their emphasis on whole grains, fresh vegetables, and fresh fruits." Booklist