The 200 SuperFoods That Will Save Your Life

Forget what you can’t eat. The 200 SuperFoods That Will Save Your Life gives you the healthy news about foods you should eat and enjoy, including sweet, yet healthy indulgences like tomatoes, guacamole, and semisweet chocolate chips.

This amazing book was put together by Deborah A. Klein, M.S., R.D., introduces the reader to efficient foods that are loaded with nutrients and offer a balance of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Designed to keep you optimally healthy and your metabolism running at an even keel, these are foods that will provide vitamins, minerals, fibers, offer anti-inflammatory fats and proteins to reduce the risk of heart disease (as well as combat many other diseases and ailments), and feel and look younger, longer.

Each entry offers:

A detailed description of the foodstuff, its characteristics, vitamins, and what parts of the body it benefits. Klein then offers a nutritional compositional breakdown, listing calories, proteins, fats, and all nutrients.

Next, she tells you “how to bring it home.” Do you really know how to store parsnips or pick a fresh codfish? What’s the best way to cook kelp and incorporate kefir into your diet? You’ll learn shopping secrets from a smart nutritionist.

Finally, for every food entry, there’s an accompanying easy recipe (which includes nutritional information) to bring the Superfoods home to your table.

There are mouthwatering recipes to please every palate, from Veggie Pilaf and Traditional French Onion Soup to Cardamom Spiced Chicken and Persimmon Yogurt Parfait. The back of the book offers meal plan helpers and recommendations for grocery shopping.

This isn’t a diet book, but Klein writes that one of the benefits of switching out particular foods in your meal plans for her recommendations is that you’ll be leaner in the long run. The meal plans are great, Klein, insures to have examples for just about every calorie level. Personally I would have loved to see Klein, take on a 3000 calorie diet.

My favorite recipe in this book is a very simple one, Cheesy Asparagus.  I tend to eat Asparagus with every dinner meal, Klein recipe calls for;

1 bunch medium asparagus

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons fresh grated Parmesan cheese

1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest


black pepper

Pick up this book and let us know what you think.

Recipe “From THE 200 SUPERFOODS THAT WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE, reprinted with permission from McGraw-Hill, copyright 2010.”