Recipes For A Long And Delicious Life (eBook with photos)

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Featuring the culinary star of:

• Modern medical research.
• Time-honoured traditional practices.
• Contemporary convenience.

Scrumptious dairy- and gluten-free fare to enhance your health, pleasure and longevity.

By MARIA MIDDLESTEAD, Reg. Clinical Nutritionist

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Have you been conned by a Soyburban Myth?

Benefit instead from the lessons of history and international research.

What is the secret ingredient to:

• The nation with the greatest longevity?

• The differing lifespans of individuals within that nation?

• Steady blood sugar regulation and easy weight management without restrictive, monotonous diets?

• Lowered risk factors for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, sub-fertility, PMS, menopausal problems, breast, prostate and many other cancers?

The answer comes packaged in the form of diverse and adaptable convenience foods with over 2,000 years of safe and venerated use: soy products.

But what about the taste? No one blames the likes of pasta and potatoes for being bland. That very quality lets them successfully showcase a myriad of flavours, colours and textures. The same is true of soy – a playful cook’s best friend.

Let this book help you discover a new world of innovative yet simple recipes, tested by and designed for the tofu-shy. By using such products as soy-based yoghurt, cream cheese, milk and strategically incorporated tofu you can seamlessly update household favourites without fellow diners even noticing the difference. Try Salmon and Red Pepper Dip followed by Courgette and Walnut Fritters, Spanish Paprika Pasta, and Smoky Summer Salad with Mango Dressing. Save room though for a gasp-eliciting Mocha Cherry Gateau. While catering to your immediate visual and sensual pleasures, such dishes also promote the long-term good health and vitality essential for life’s sustained enjoyment.

From their hormone-balancing isoflavones, a critical ratio of amino acids that stimulates metabolic efficiency, key antioxidants to discourage abnormal cell growth, hard to obtain fatty acids critical to routing the inflammatory symptoms of most diseases, to their unusually advantageous proportion of calcium to magnesium essential in the right ratio for healthy sleep, moods, hearts and bones – soy brings an impressive menu of physiological and culinary benefits to your table.

While superbly advantageous in their own right, soy products also provide an easy substitution for modern, highly manipulated dairy products. By minimising your dairy intake you can limit its contribution as: the # 1 dietary source of adverse endocrine disruptors (linked to the growing incidence of hormonal problems and sub-fertility for both men and women); the # 1 most likely food sensitivity in New Zealand; an inflammatory protein source that respected scientific studies associate with the development of diabetes; and a poorly absorbed calcium content that can encourage osteoporosis.

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The Shape Diet

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Which foods are ideal for you?

High-animal protein? Vegetarian? Low-carb? Low-fat?

One diet cannot possibly fit all. Just as people are varied in shape, size and personality, they also have diverse biochemistry. Discovering your individual metabolic and personality type can provide the easiest path to maximum health and pleasure. A customised dietary plan can at last free you from the frustrations of weight problems, food cravings and erratic energy levels.

Visit the food pyramids but don’t try to live there!

Living well and eating well are not simply reliant on good advice; equally important to success are tailored psychological strategies. The Shape Diet contains simple, innovative methods for identifying self-sabotage and inner guidance. Also outlined are the contrasting key approaches that men and women require to initiate and sustain change in all areas of health.

Synthesising scientific, psychological, spiritual and practical approaches, The Shape Diet will help you enjoy great food and great health.

• Discover the distinct foods, strategies and stressors for your metabolic body-type.

• Understand and access governing brain/body links.

• Enjoy sustained and pleasurable health and weight management.

• Identify and manage food sensitivities.

• Benefit from research and history-ratified nutrition information made time-savvy and tasty.

• Learn the 5 core concepts to all cooking: your liberating key to easy and endless variety.

• Increase your dining satisfaction with 100 pages of recipes for international favourites that let you choose your preferred animal or plant protein options, and which are dairy- and gluten-free.