Thursday, March 11, 2010

Book Review

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.


  1. AFA Blue-green algae and marine phytoplankton raw? Dang. I always have my algae and phytoplankton marinated and seared in a wine sauce atop a hot bed of aloe vera. You mean I've been doing it wrong all these years?!

  2. Gina,


    I'm all for eating healthy, but I think I'll leave the marine phytoplankton et al to heartier souls.

    Aloe vera, berries, and cacao I'm all for, and a little maca now and again (and let's not forget honey), is wonderful. But raw AFA Blue-green algae sounds intense.

  3. I'm tired of superfoods. I doubt that I'll be looking for any of them.

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