Can a regular diet of tomatoes, soy products, and cruciferous vegetables help ward off cancer and heart disease? Can meals really heal? With increasing frequency scientific studies are responding with a resounding "yes." It has been general knowledge for years that vitamin C prevents scurvy and calcium helps build strong bones. But this pales in comparison to recent discoveries concerning phytonutrients and nutraceuticals. Garlic, for example, contains compounds that may reduce blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels. Broccoli contains substances that may help prevent cancer. Meals That Heal takes the latest scientific data on these substances out of the lab and puts it into the kitchen.
Presents a compilation of the most recent research on the proven benefits of various foods along with charts and graphs that relate this research to specific diseases.
More than 100 recipes for creating healthy and delicious meals include the healing properties of the foods and the benefits we can obtain from them.
Lisa Turner has been researching and writing about nutrition, and cooking great meals, for more than 20 years. She has written five books on health and nutrition, and her monthly food columns are featured in several national magazines. Lisa has appeared on national and local television and radio shows, teaches cooking classes at Whole Foods Market and Culinary School of the Rockies, and has lectured on health and nutrition across the country. She is also a co-founder of Boulder Organic Foods company in Boulder, Colorado.
"A lucid and inclusive text that clearly explains nutraceuticals and their role in health and longevity. Until now, no one has written a comprehensive book on nutraceuticals geared toward the consumer."
– Stephen DeFelice, M.D., Chairman, The Foundation for Innovative Medicine