Saturday, January 3, 2015

Review: Whole Body Reboot: The Peruvian Superfood Diet to Detoxify, Energize, and Supercharge Fat Loss by Manual Villacorta, M.S, R.D.

Synopsis: Description: 75 Delicious, Easy-to-make Recipes in Less than 30 Minutes with Vegan and Gluten-Free Alternatives. So, what's an Andes diet and what makes eating the Peruvian way so beneficial? In his third book in as many years, Manuel Villacorta lays out the important components that make his plan a well-seasoned recipe for good health. 'Superfood' is not just a buzz-word or a passing vogue; it's becoming more integral to a healthy lifestyle by the minute. As onceobscure products find broader distribution and consumers have greater access, superfoods are finding their way into the mainstream, becoming a staple in healthy lifestyles. And the benefits of consuming superfoods are astonishing: from fighting cancer and reducing inflammation to boosting energy and enhancing memory—it's all in there. In his Andes diet, Villacorta provides simple but thorough explanations of terms and concepts using an appealing page layout with beautiful color photography, bullet points, and sidebars summarizing each benefit. Using the core principles from Eating Free he proves to readers that they can achieve a super-health plan, be able to cook from scratch, dine with elegance and reduce stress. (from the LibraryThing Early Review's Description)

Review: I picked this book because I wanted new recipes that were not low-fat, and fell more in line with paleo/primal. I thought the intro was well-written and had easy-to-understand information. The recipe were plentiful and had lots of variety - and delicious! The book itself had brilliant pictures and easy-to-follow instructions. It didn't lay open, flat, which is always helpful when you have a cookbook. But that isn't my major qualm - it's the ingredients. I understand that the book is written using traditional Peruvian ingredients, but many of them are hard to find here - or, expensive. I wish the author had offered reasonable substitutions. While this book isn't the be-all / end-all of health books, it is a welcome addition to anyone collection. The recipes are fine additions to a gluten-free or paleo/primal diets. 

NOTE: I received this for free in exchange for my fair and honest opinion

Bookmarks: 7 of 10

Awards: None

ISBN: 978-0-7573-1821-4
Date Finished: 12-14-2014
Pages: 307

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