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Eat to Beat Alzheimer's: Delicious Recipes and New Research to Prevent and Slow Dementia Paperback – June 30, 2016
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It begins with a rather comprehensive section dedicated to making the case that healthy eating can have positive consequences on "brain health." Several scientific studies are mentioned, referred to, and taken as substantial evidence for the premise behind this book. I'm a bit uncomfortable with the ultimate idea here, that eating in a certain way can really help you "beat" or avoid Alzheimer's dimentia. But there is some research in this area and the book is good in pointing out that following this diet (and others like it, which I'll mention in a moment) isn't going to hurt you ... and just might help you.
So, what is the diet? Readers of paleo, whole-foods, and anti-inflammatory diet books will find a lot that is familiar here. There are strong suggestions against refined sugars and for whole foods of various kinds. This is not a raw-food diet, however, as some brain health advocates suggest. It's instead truly a "cook book" that advocates recipes such as soups and skittle dishes. Oils are used, in case you're worried about things not tasting good, and coconut milk is featured in many dishes.
Sometimes I get a bit concerned by a book like this in that it can be seen as casting blame for something like Alzheimer's on the person with the disease. "If only I'd eaten better!" Medical research I've read points to many factors and causes of Alzheimer's -- not just diet. With that said, however, this diet and others like it can lead to a wide array of health benefits ... so why not try it?
I found the recipes to be well described and easy to follow. They are also quite simple: no complex sauces or techniques here. It's just basic, easy cooking with healthy ingredients.
The book is divided by food groups-eggs, soups and stews, wraps and patties, salads, sweets and snacks, sir-frys, hashes and curries, baked dishes, meat, poultry and fish, vegetarian—to offer a wide range of recipes using a variety of foods. A sample one-week menu, along with a complete glossary of terms and bibliography at the end make this a comprehensive and practice guide for anyone interested in taking charge of their own health through their food choices.
I highly recommend this cookbook for health care providers and consumers alike. The author’s passion for her work is contagious and the information is practical and research-based.
I enjoy cooking. I own well over a hundred cookbooks that contain recipes from the 1800 to the present and come from countries all over the world. I have been collecting, and using, them since my twenties. I have been interested in diets and nutrition for the same amount of time. My dad has diabetes and my mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. I have lived with pernicious anemia since I was a baby. In my family tree we have had our share of thyroid issues, heart disease and various cancers. I have, over the years, seen how diets and nutrition can have a positive or negative impact on the health of myself and my family. This is my experience that I bring with me in reviewing Eat to Beat Alzheimer's. It is non professional. If you have a health concern, I highly recommend you share this book with your medical professional and discuss its benefits or negatives with them.
I was impressed with this book. It is informative, not only about Alzheimer's and nutrition, but about nutrition in general. It has delicious, easy, healthy recipes. The author provides a glossary to help those who are unfamiliar with medical or nutritional terminology. There are no photos of the food though, (sorry to those who love recipe photos as much as I do).
This is a cookbook but the author uses the opening of the book to educate. The chapters discussing nutrition and dementia have been well researched. The author has a easy going style that leaves you with the impression that your choices will be respected. Throughout it the author reminds us we are all unique and the cookbook is a guide. I believe she shares her knowledge with us to help us form a our own eating plan designed to meet our own health needs. I personally found solid, useful advice with her Clean Out Your Pantry advice. I love that!
The recipes are very tasty sounding. She does have recipes included that request food like bison. However, she states what can be substituted if you can't locate a food item. I found the recipes to contain easily found ingredients, (I believe there was only one item I could not find in my Alaskan town.), and have super easy instructions. There were a few things that I was not a fan of but, even with those, the recipes sound delicious. I found myself deciding to make the Down to Earth Beet Soup. My guy, who loves beets, was excited. I, not enamored of beets, am less excited but still looking forward to tasting it. The recipe made it sound enjoyable as well as nutritious. Being a soup fan, I decided on the Coconut Carrot Soup. I had the ingredients and it sounded incredibly simple. It was a new soup for us. We loved it! Really, try this soup. I want more just thinking about how tasty tasty it was! It only took about a half hour or so to make and was awesome for this cold day. In addition to soups there are main entrees, breakfast dishes, snacks and even wraps, stir fry and vegetarian sections. There is a sample weekly menu to give you an idea of how to use this cookbook fully. I am a big fan of menu planning. Not only do I find it a fun activity but it has proven invaluable to saving money at the grocery store. You can plan around sales by making the weekly menu once sales papers are out. A bonus is the menu limits random impulse purchases. Another plus is that you can easily keep track of how balanced your meals are. With my kids, I found it easier to say okay to the occasional delicious but oh so not healthy snack since I knew they were getting balanced nutritional meals. If you haven't tried making out menus before, give it a shot. You might find it well worth the effort and be surprised by how enjoyable it is.
The down sides to this book were no photos or interactive table of contents. Photos, while not required in a cookbook, do add to its charm. Since I currently have an electronic review copy, it is possible that the table of contents is interactive with Kindle, Nook or other electronic books. Therefore I am not lowering my rating. If it isn't currently a part of the electronic versions, I hope the author will consider adding it. It certainly makes it easier to locate the recipe I want quickly.
I found this to be a cookbook that I feel good about recommending to others. I initially decided to review it because of my mom's diagnosis. I did find though, many of the recipes work for my dad. They all work for me. Try this cookbook. You can always request it from your local library though I am thinking that, like me, you will want your own copy.
Thanks to BookTasters and to the author for providing an electronic copy for review consideration. Opinions stated in this review are my honest evaluation of the book.
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