Edita Kaye approached her 50th birthday with dismay. She had tried every diet (many twice), and couldn't shake herself down from a size 16 ("on a good day and a lousy scale"). Obsessed with extra pounds, wrinkles and jowls, Kaye decided to give up on weight loss and use her background as a medical reporter to investigate anti-aging techniques. She discovered the "fountain of youth": antioxidants. Amazingly, this secret to staying youthful also resulted in weight loss. In one year Kaye lost 20 pounds and "10 years" off her appearance. Her magic formula is actually a sensible, low-fat eating plan high in the antioxidant nutrients--vitamins E and C, beta-carotene, and calcium.
Kaye's experience and this-is-your-girlfriend-telling-you style are motivating and meant to inspire you to make a change. She tells her personal story and discusses aging theories in a jaunty style. Free radicals are like a "stag line at the cellular prom"; antioxidants are the "cellular cops...a free radical swat team." The book explains the benefits and sources of each of the antioxidant nutrients, then presents three months of antioxidant-rich menus and 100 easy recipes. --Joan Price
From Library Journal
You can't be too thin or too young-looking, and medical journalist Kaye offers a 90-day, six-meals-a-day plan that helps you be both. Look for the Fountain of Youth TV program, which will begin airing upon the book's publication.
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