While poor nutrition and disease abounded in medieval Europe, a civilization across the Atlantic built a vast empire throughout Central America, sustaining themselves on ancient grains during long journeys and frequent battles. Crucial to their high-protein, low-fat diet was a superfood called chia. These remarkable little seeds are packed with a 8 times the omega-3's of salmon, 6 times more calcium than milk, 3 times more iron than spinach, 15 times more magnesium than broccoli, 4 times more selenium than flax, and 5 grams of fiber in just 70 calories, making them nutritive dynamite.
In this highly readable, easy-to-follow diet book, Dr. Bob Arnot shows readers how to lose weight, boost their energy levels, and improve their sense of well-being by eating the healthy, delicious foods that nourished the ancient Aztecs. With chia at its center, this diet features foods with few fats and oils, no refined sugars, no wheat, and foods that are high in protein. Readers will not only reset their metabolism and drop pounds, but they will also feel more energized and clear-headed. The three phase plan allows readers to jump-start their weight loss with a two-week chia smoothie quick-start. The second phase, with a mix of chia smoothies and solid meals, will leave readers feeling revitalized and still shedding pounds. The final phase shows readers how to flexibly sustain a new, healthy lifestyle.
We've all heard the dangers of the modern Western diet-obesity, heart disease, diabetes. But Dr. Bob Arnot points out that it leads to so much more, such as raging internal inflammation and wild fluctuations in our blood sugar that affect our mood, energy levels, and sense of wellbeing on a daily basis. Arnot presents an easy, delicious, and flexible set of healthy swaps, meal plans, and superfood additions to combat this dangerous cycle of poor diet, health problems, and low energy that will make you look and feel like an entirely new person.