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Whole Foods To Thrive: Nutrient-Dense, Plant-Based Recipes for Peak Health
Whole Foods To Thrive: Nutrient-Dense, Plant-Based Recipes for Peak Health
by Brendan Brazier
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 17.56
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Nutrition, Good Information, but Poor Editing, June 21 2011
As an aspiring vegan, I would not hesitate to say that I am a fan of Brendan Braziers 'Thrive' series. Instead of replacing the SAD (Standard American Diet) with similarly processed, refined, and nutritionally depleted soy alternatives, Mr. Brazier introduces a variety of foods and their preparations for optimal health and performance.

With the previous books in mind, 'Thrive' and 'Thrive Fitness,' I looked forward to the third, recipe-oriented, installment. Happily, the book delivers a number of excellent recipes from Brazier and other contributors. In addition, it appears that a conscious effort was made to make them a bit easier to prepare than the previous books' examples.

Unfortunately, the poor editing of 'Whole Foods To Thrive' diminishes the recipe section significantly. For example, any page reference made to another recipe, a dressing for a salad, for example, is incorrect. Correct the references early to make future use of the book easier. In addition, don't be surprised when a listed ingredient disappears, and/or is replaced, in the preparation section.

Finally, albeit brief, Brendan Brazier makes a reference to eating starchy carbohydrates to gain size and strength. He says that he refers to it in another Thrive book. Owning each of the three books, I was unable to find any other information pertaining to, or supporting, this statement. A small detail admittedly, but as a non-endurance athlete who would like to put on some additional size, Mr. Brazier's insight into this area would be appreciated.

Despite a relatively neutral review, I would still recommend the books in the THRIVE series for those interested in supporting their athletic endeavors through proper nutrition.

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