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Whole Foods To Thrive: Nutrient-dense Plant-based Recipes For Peak Health Paperback – May 10 2011
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'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
'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.'
'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, President of Seventh Generation Advisors
'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
'Thrive Foods 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.'
- The Vancouver Sun
'Thrive Foods will have you and your family brimming with energy and health.'
- Reader's Digest
* 'This book will appeal to not only athletes and vegetarian but anyone who is concerned with eating to reduce...'
- Library Journal (*starred review)
About the Author
BRENDAN BRAZIER is the bestselling author of The Thrive Diet and Thrive Fitness and is the formulator of Vega, an award-winning line of whole-food nutritional products.
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I should not have worried. This book is a collection of recipes from chefs (and taste is a definite focus). Recipes are vegan, gluten free, nutrition rich, and delicious. There is also an extensive introduction to the Whole Food Diet with information on many of the foods and supplements (such as maca) that Brendan recommends. This is not a diet, this is a way of life. Food shouldn't be about calorie counting and suffering, but about filling up on wholesome, nutritious foods that make you feel better.
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.
We are led to believe that we need to pay top dollar to be healthy and fit. And that we need to do complicated, inconvenient things to be green. The author debunks these MYTHS by offering a simple solution: incorporating plant-based whole foods to our diet. Yes, it's that basic, that's why it's a break-through.
He explains WHY - through fun icons, credible data and entertaining examples (who would have thought we could save trillions of trips to the moon by eating more consciously?). He then shares HOW - through easy and yummy recipes that are not only super healthy, but also cost-effective and really "green" (pun intended!).
So, if you would like to not only transform yourself, but also become a catalyst for change, go and get one! Don't delay. It's your time to level up and truly THRIVE!
While much of the book is dedicated to recipes, a great deal of effort has gone into explaining why the foods in the recipes are superior to those excluded. Learn why a plant-based diet it not only better for the body and soul, but also for the environment at large. A must read.
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Brendan Brazier is an inspiration. This is the second book I've read of his and he does not disappoint .Published on Aug. 30 2013 by Eileen Coste
Love the recipes the blueberry protein bars are fantastico! This is a must have for all around raw food lovers!Published on July 11 2013 by Sarah
This book takes everything you wish you knew about food/lifestyle/diet and condenses it into a power-packed tool for greater health and understanding. Read morePublished on Sept. 16 2012 by Danielle
I'm excited about this book because it gives lots of background information about key foods for a healthy diet, and reducing nutritional stress, which has been an issue for me... Read morePublished on July 20 2012 by Andie Canuck
What can you say about Brendan Brazier except, awesome, awesome, awesome. Very smart, one to follow. Read morePublished on April 9 2012 by dcoleiro
I am into living and eating better and found this an absolute gem. Brendan Brazier sets a fine example for us. Read morePublished on Jan. 8 2012 by Yvonne