101 Foods That Could Save Your Life

Discover Nuts that Can Help Keep You Thin, Fruits and Vegetables that Fight Cancer, Fats that Reduce Blood Pressure, and Much More

Publisher: Bantam
When it comes to food, nature provides a wealth of delicious choices. But each one also supplies unique health benefits. Leading nutritionist David Grotto reveals a wealth of power foods, from apples to yogurt, and explains why
• A handful of cherries before bed can help you sleep better
• Hot peppers may fight skin cancer
• Potatoes may reduce the risk of stroke
• Grape juice may be as heart-healthy as red wine
• Honey can help wounds heal faster
Each entry features a history of a food’s origin, a list of therapeutic benefits, information on scientific research, tips for use and preparation, and an appetizing recipe from a leading chef or nutritionist. Prepare to awaken your taste buds, lose weight, and let the healing begin!


Chapter One

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!

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An encyclopedia of foods with lifesaving benefits.”—Chicago Tribune