NEW beHealthy Cookbook
Author: Chef Annie Watts
To live a long healthy life you need to follow a nutritionally balanced diet, get adequate amounts of sleep and be physically active. ALW Publishing announced release of "beHealthy Cookbook" that provides 14 reduced calorie menu plans of 1680 calories each and over 100 recipes that are free of dairy, gluten, red meat, starch, yeast, citrus and table salt.
beHealthy Cookbook, by award-winning editor and recipe developer Annie Watts, is a perfect gift for those you love. beHealthy Cookbook will inspire your family and friends to get fit and stay healthy. A cookbook that has easy-to-prepare delicious recipes using nutritious ingredients. The daily menus offer nutritionally balanced meals and snacks all that your body needs to boost your energy. The menus present a way to keep your body nourished with all the correct proportions of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals to build natural defenses against chronic diseases.
beHealthy Cookbook contains seafood and chicken dishes and is great for anyone looking for creative ways to work more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes into their diet. Annie utilizes spices, herbs, and cooking techniques to enhance flavor. The focus is on creating appetizing dishes that are prepared with the minimum of fuss by using few ingredients that can be easily found in grocery stores that specialize in nutrient rich ingredients, for example, soy beans and quinoa. Despite the relative simplicity of these healthy dishes, they are still elegant enough to be served at dinner parties, especially the Crab Croquettes with Spicy Salsa, Grilled Chicken & Veggie Kebabs and Wasabi Crusted Salmon. Watts’ vegetable dishes are appealing and varied, including Salad with Raspberry Dressing, Cucumber and Dill Salad and Vegetable Rolls & Peanut Sauce. Watts’ desserts are equally appetizing, with Pumpkin Creme Brulees, Wild Berry Double Cream Crepes and Apricot Oat Cookies.
"We are excited about Annie´s new cookbook that focuses on whole foods. Annie has creatively provided us with a cookbook that looks at eating and cooking whole foods that awakens our bodies and our relationship to food." Fiona Devereaux, RD, Community Nutritionist for Aboriginal Health, Royal Jubilee Hospital. Erin Audrey Rowsell, Food Security Dietitian, Aboriginal Health, Vancouver Island Health Authority.
Blood pH Balance
In order for your body to function at peak capacity, you need to maintain a slightly alkaline blood pH.
Most vegetables are alkaline and help bring your body to an alkaline state. Eating legumes can be less acidic then eating red meat when getting your daily protein.
An acidic blood imbalance reduces your body's ability to absorb nutrients, weakens your immune system and promotes inflammation of tissue. When refined foods, processed foods or alcohol are consumed, your bodies balance will move towards an acidic state.
Food Sources of Alkalizing Minerals
Your body compensates for acidic imbalance by using alkalizing minerals such as sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and iron.