I am loving this new book, The F-Factor Diet ($16.47). The basis of the book is to make sure that the foods you eat the most of have enough fiber. I love the idea of adding more fiber into your diet, not only for weight loss, but also for the amazing benefits it brings (reduced risk of heart disease). Plus who doesn't love a diet that tells you to eat more?
Tanya Zuckerbrot, the author of the book is a well established nutritionist who has been practicing this program with clients for more than ten years. In other words, she knows her stuff. Of course there is way more to it than that and you'd have to read the book to get all the details, however Tanya gave me the scoop on the five best foods for summer. Here is one of them:
Summer dish: Simply grilled on the barbecue
Summer marks the beginning of salmon fishing season and the time of year when fresh salmon is again available in your local markets. Salmon is low in calories and saturated fats and high in protein. Wild salmon is one of the best sources of health-promoting fats known as the omega-3 fatty acids. Omega 3s promote cardiovascular health, brain health and provide anti-inflammatory protection.
Cardiovascular health: Omega-3s prevent platelets in the blood from clumping together and sticking to arterial walls in the form of plaque. They also drive down triglycerides and LDL (bad) cholesterol.
Brain health: Omega-Ss interact with the fatty layers that surround brain cells and help protect brain cells from the diseases of aging, like Alzheimer’s.
Did you miss the other foods? Well, so far Tanya has told us about tomatoes too.