Thursday, March 11, 2010
A friend recently lent me Superfoods by David Wolfe. The premise of the book is that certain foods are nutritionally rich and by consuming them you'll get a dietary and healing leg up.
The book was interesting, but I was less then impressed by the "science" backing up the claims of the author. And, while some of the foods listed are probably readily available at a local health food store, others seemed to be harder to seek out.
The "Superfoods" Wolfe promotes are: goji berries, cacao, maca, bee products including honey, bee pollen, royal jelly and propolis, spirulina, AFA Blue-green algae, marine phytoplankton, aloe vera, hempseed, and coconuts.
There are also seven "honorable mentions" which are: Acai; camu camu berry, chlorella, Incan berries, kelp, noni and yacon.
Oh, and by the way, Wolfe says that to get the benefits of these foods you have to eat them raw.
Overall, Wolfe's book is an interesting quick read, but I'm glad I borrowed it and didn't have to buy it myself.