Synopses & Reviews
Chia is one of nature's all-star superfoods. High in protein, fiber, minerals and essential fatty acids, this little seed packs a nutritional punch. Moreover, it's portable, versatile and easy to integrate into your diet. Just a spoonful adds a shot of nutrition to drinks, crunch to salads, or a tasty protein substitute in garden burgers and soups. This handy guide includes 75 delicious recipes, fun facts and lore, and tons of tips for using chia every day for health and beauty. Learn how you can integrate chia into your diet for improved health and well-being. Superfoods for Life, Chia gives overview of the superfood, fun history and facts, and its reputed nutritional benefits. Once you’ve discovered how great chia is, you’ll learn more about key nutritional properties and “cures” associated with chia, including its role as an inflammation fighter, and natural source of potent omega-3 fatty acids and other essential nutrients. Each chapter references studies and research. The included 75 recipes within this book are sure to get you excited about integrating chia easily and deliciously into every meal.
STARRED REVIEW "Chia is an edible seed that comes from the desert plantSalvia hispanica, grown in Mexico and dating back to Mayan and Aztec cultures. "Chia" means strength, and folklore has it that these cultures used the tiny black and white seeds as an energy booster. That makes sense, as chia seeds are a concentrated food containing healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, fiber, antioxidants, protein, and calcium. Today chia is a popular addition to the wide variety of health foods available to adventurous eaters. Boone, a registered dietitian, speaker, and writer (Powerful Plant-Based Superfoods), has compiled a handbook of chia information that will be useful to readers ready to explore using the seed in their cooking. The book focuses on integrating chia seeds into common recipes: granola, smoothies, soups, main courses, and desserts. A thorough index gives access to the information in the book, and bright color photos help to inspire the cook. Particularly useful are a list of FAQs that will answer most questions that a newcomer to chia will have. The science on the benefits of chia use is controversial; readers will have to choose for themselves.Verdict A popular addition to general food collections. Chia is trendy these days, and there will be a demand for the information in this book." â?? Library Journal, Xpress Reviews
This handy guide to chia includes 75 delicious recipes, fun facts and lore, and tons of tips for using chia every day for health and beauty.
About the Author
Lauri Boone, R.D.
is a registered dietitian and raw food instructor. She is a regular contributor to One Green Planet
and has written articles for Crazy Sexy Life
and has appeared in numerous media outlets including CNN, BBC Radio, NPR, The Huffington Post, Fox, Oxygen magazine,
and the Vegetarian Nutrition Update
. She has worked with clients in private practice and conducted nutrition classes for a variety of groups including Whole Foods Market, DC United Major League Soccer, and Avon 3-Day Walk for Breast Cancer.www.lauriboone.com