Saturday 18 January 2014

Book ~ "Pocket Superfoods" (2013) Seana Smith

From Goodreads ~ Pocket Superfoods is a pocket-size index of all the nutritional information, fun facts, and practical tips readers need to know about the top 50 superfoods, including nuts, berries, avocado, barley, chia seed, lean meat, and broccoli. 

Author Seana Smith describes in detail why superfoods are the best foods we can eat. She writes, "Some foods are simply more nutritious, better for you, more packed with the good stuff. These are the superfoods. And if we all ate more of those foods, we'd all be healthier, happier, and very probably, wealthier and wiser too?” 

Supercharged with antioxidants, vitamins, and essential nutrients, these foods strengthen our bodies and nourish our brains with the vitamins and healthy fats that make us feel satisfied. With tips on buying, storing and cooking these foods in the healthiest way possible, this supercharged book contains all you need to make your life zing with health and vitality.

I like reading books about getting healthy and was curious to see what superfoods I should be eating.  I find in books like this the foods that are recommended are ones that I don't like (I'm a bit of a fussy eater).  So I was pleasantly surprised to discover that I like more than half of these superfoods listed such as:
  • Almonds
  • Blueberries
  • Brown rice
  • Chicken and turkey
  • Eggs
  • Lean pork and beef
  • Milk
  • Raspberries
  • Tomatoes

Each superfood has a page devoted to it.  There is a description of what it is, what the benefits are, how/when to buy it and what to do with it.  For example, raspberries, which I put in my morning shake every day, are super high in fibre, high in many antioxidants, high in vitamins A, C, E, K and the Bs, a good source of potassium, manganese, copper, iron and magnesium, and low in calories.

This is a handy book to have with you when you go to the grocery store or market so you'll know what to stock up on to get/stay healthy.


Seana- Sydney, Kids, Food + Travel said...

Hello Teena! Thanks so much of your review, great to hear the book is with you there in Canada. All the best from Sydney, Australia.

Masshole Mommy said...

I totally have to read this one!!