Today, it is more important than ever to pay attention to what we eat. Meat, prepared meals, frozen foods, canned fruits and vegetables treated with harmful chemicals-all of these undermine our defenses and make us susceptible to illness. Eating fresh, whole foods is vital to our health and wellbeing, and Adriana Ortemberg explains how you can get the most out of your meals. This basic guide explores foods that can actually provide healthy prevention of disease and infection, strengthen the immune system, and improve your quality of life. Popular superfoods are discussed along with some of the latest scientific discoveries of nutritional qualities and therapeutic uses of vegetables like broccoli and artichokes, as well as lesser-known fruits like noni. Full of practical information and useful advice, these pages elaborate on foods that: Promote joint and bone relief Alleviate hormonal problems Improve circulation and heart health Assist in healthy weight loss Prevent cancer and premature aging Fight diabetes Reinforce your immune system And many more amazing benefits! You'll love the recipe chapter, which includes delicious soups, pastas, pizzas, Asian dishes, beverages, and even desserts! In addition, Adriana discusses basic cooking techniques, food storage, and helpful tools to keep in your kitchen. With this book, you will take the first step toward healthy eating and a life of vitality and flavor!