Whole Foods To Thrive: Nutrient-dense Plant-based Recipes For Peak Health

Paperback | May 10, 2011

byBrendan Brazier

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What impact do food choices have on your health?  Have you ever been curious as to where your food came from, who grew it, and the path it took to get to your table?  Have you ever wondered how much of each natural resource was used to produce your food - in other words, the soil-to-table environmental cost?  In Whole Foods to Thrive, Brendan Brazier clearly explains how nutrient-dense, plant-based foods are the best choice - not only for your health, but also for the health and sustainability of the planet. 

Versatile and packed with flavour, whole foods have an abundance of health benefits for those who want sustainable energy, high-quality sleep, physical strength, and mental sharpness.  Whole Foods to Thrive builds upon Brendan's stress-busting, energy-boosting approach to nutrition and food introduced in his acclaimed bestseller The Thrive Diet, and includes 200 delicious, easy-to-make, plant-based recipes that are all allergen-free and contain no wheat, yeast, gluten, soy, dairy, or corn.  It features recipes such as:

  • Gorilla Food Green Tacos
  • Quinoa Falafels
  • Indian-Spiced Lentil Hemp Burgers
  • Maple Crispy Rice Treats

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What impact do food choices have on your health?  Have you ever been curious as to where your food came from, who grew it, and the path it took to get to your table?  Have you ever wondered how much of each natural resource was used to produce your food - in other words, the soil-to-table environmental cost?  In Whole Foods to Thrive, ...

Brendan Brazier is the bestselling author of The Thrive Diet,  Whole Foods to Thrive , and Thrive Fitness. He is recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities on plant-based nutrition. Brendan is head of nutrition for the Garmin-Sharp Pro Cycling Team and nutrition consultant to several NHL, MLB, NFL, MLS, UFC, and Olympic at...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.21 × 6.97 × 1.03 inPublished:May 10, 2011Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143176900

ISBN - 13:9780143176909

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from What we eat is paramount I just finished reading the Brendan Brazier’s third book Whole Food To Thrive . It “wowed” me! Everyone should be aware of the information in this book. At first I thought it was mostly a recipe book but it’s rich in nutritional, health and environmental facts. Brendan has a gift of writing simply. I can grasp what could be some complicated concepts. A few WOW facts: - According to Organic-World.net, only 0.8% of the world’s total crops are grown without genetic modification and organically. - 75% of our planet is covered in water out of that only about 0.08% is used for domestic use. - Stress affects more than 85% of North Americans It mentions in the book that Brendan is collecting information that will allow us to know food’s nutrient-to-resource ratio. This information would be put on labels so that consumers could make better choices. Awesome! Until then if you want to know more how your food choices affect your health and the environment get this book and share the valuable info.
Date published: 2011-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent nutrional information and recipes For the past several summers, I have volunteered at a series of running races, The ENDURrun, which is attended by a variety of elite runners. During the course of the week, they run seven races over some very challenging terrain, covering a total distance of 160 kms. The greatest challenge of the week is feeding these runners in such a manner that they can recover quickly and run again the next day. Add to this task that at least several of the runners have dietary restrictions such as vegetarian/vegan, lactose intolerance etc. Author Brendan Brazier is himself a vegan who mostly relies on a raw food diet to supply his nutritional needs. He is recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities on plant based nutrition. I first heard about raw food cooking for a race participant last summer. While reading this book, I was fascinated to learn that in almost every incidence, raw vegetables are much easier to digest than cooked food (exception starchy potatoes and sweet potatoes). In the first chapter, Mr. Brazier clearly explains why eating nutrient dense foods, such as vegetables, are important to our overall health. It's not the number of calories we eat, but whether we are eating foods that are packed with the micro-nutrients that our bodies crave. For the past few weeks I have been discussing this book with my teenage son who is an amateur body builder. Food and protein is very important to him. I am a runner and fencer and have different energy demands. We are looking forward to trying a number of recipes that are directly aimed at the sports minded reader. Lemon-Lime Sports Drink - contains coconut water which is perfect for electrolyte replacement Sunflower Seed Hemp Milk - This was easy to make and tasted great. Ginger Pear Smoothie - daughter and I enjoyed sharing this. More ginger next time. Green Energy Bars - Looking forward to trying both these bars and hope they will replace the store bought bars that are usually less than appealing. Walnut Cranberry Energy Bars - As for the upcoming running races, I am planning on having ground flax seeds and hemp seeds on hand for inclusion in the post race smoothies. This book is jam packed full of nutritional information that is relevant even to non-vegetarians. To learn more about this approach to eating, check out Brendan earlier books The Thrive Diet and Thrive Fitness. You can also sign up for Brendan's free Thrive in 30 .
Date published: 2011-06-03

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"[Whole Foods to Thrive] offers a diet that's good for you and the planet." - Washington Post "Brazier drills deep and delivers surprising news and statistics on the eating and production of food and how one person can make a big difference by eating plant-based meals." - Vancouver Sun "[Whole Foods to Thrive] will have you and your family brimming with energy and health." - Reader's Digest * "This book will appeal to not only athletes and vegetarians but anyone who is concerned with eating to reduce personal and environmental stress. It is like a cup of Fast Food Nation in a bowl of Moosewood Restaurant Cooking for Health - i.e., a fascinating read featuring excellent recipes based on highly palatable nutritional science." - Library Journal (*starred review)"Brendan's book clearly shows that choosing to eat plants instead of animals is not only the best thing you can do for your own health, but also for the health of the planet. Thrive Foods keeps me healthy and performing at my best, even throughout the longest of tours." - Moby"Drawing from studies preformed by top international organizations, Brendan cuts through the clutter. Putting information into clear and relatable terms, he effectively illustrates the easiest, most immediate, and dramatic form of activism we can all participate in: choosing our food." - Elizabeth J. Kucinich, Director: Government Affairs, PCRM"In Whole Foods to Thrive Brendan makes the art of healthy eating and the concept of a nutrient dense diet easy to understand and compelling to follow. A must read." - Terry Tamminen, Former Chief Policy Advisor to Governor Schwarzenegger"The world needs to move away from meat. As Brendan Brazier so convincingly shows, a plant-based diet is better for the planet and better for human health. His wonderfully inventive vegan recipes give us food that is both nutritious and inviting." - Chris Goodall, bestselling author of How to Live a Low Carbon Life “I am forever grateful to this book and to Brendan . . .I have noticed increased energy and more restful sleep. My desire for sugar and salt is waning, and what’s more, I am following [these] recipes, and loving them.” - Hugh Jackman, Actor“Brendan’s knowledge is second to none.” - Simon Whitfield, Olympic Gold Medalist (triathlon, Sydney, 2000)