Eat Complete: The 21 Nutrients That Fuel Brainpower, Boost Weight Loss, and Transform Your Health
Winner of a 2017 IACP Cookbook Award Finalist for a Books for a Better Life Award Named one of the top health and wellness books for 2016 by Well + Good and MindBodyGreen From leading psychiatrist and author of Fifty Shades of Kale comes a collection of 100 simple, delicious, and affordable recipes to help you get the core nutrients your brain and body need to stay happy and healthy. What does food have to do with brain health? Everything. Your brain burns more of the food you eat than any other organ. It determines if you gain or lose weight, if you're feeling energetic or fatigued, if you're upbeat or depressed. In this essential guide and cookbook, Drew Ramsey, MD, explores the role the human brain plays in every part of your life, including mood, health, focus, memory, and appetite, and reveals what foods you need to eat to keep your brain--and by extension your body--properly fueled. Drawing upon cutting-edge scientific research, Dr. Ramsey identifies the twenty-one nutrients most important to brain health and overall well-being--the very nutrients that are often lacking in most people's diets. Without these nutrients, he emphasizes, our brains and bodies don't run the way they should. Eat Complete includes 100 appetizing, easy, gluten-free recipes engineered for optimal nourishment. It also teaches readers how to use food to correct the nutrient deficiencies causing brain drain and poor health for millions. For example: - Start the day with an Orange Pecan Waffle or a Turmeric Raspberry Almond Smoothie, and the Vitamin E found in the nuts will work to protect vulnerable brain fat (plus the fiber keeps you satisfied until lunch). - Enjoy Garlic Butter Shrimp over Zucchini Noodles and Mussels with Garlicky Kale Ribbons and Artichokes, and the zinc and magnesium from the seafood will help stimulate the growth of new brain cells. - Want to slow down your brain's aging process? Indulge with a cup of Turmeric Cinnamon Hot Chocolate, and the flavanols found in chocolate both increase blood flow to the brain and help fight age-related memory decline. Featuring fifty stunning, full-color photographs, Eat Complete helps you pinpoint the nutrients missing from your diet and gives you tasty recipes to transform your health--and ultimately your life.
From the Back Cover What does food have to do with brain health? Everything. In Eat Complete , leading psychiatrist Drew Ramsey, MD, explores the important connection between food and brain health--and the profound impact this has on our overall wellness. Your brain determines if you gain or lose weight, if you're feeling energetic or fatigued, if you're upbeat or depressed; it also burns more of the food you eat than any other organ. This essential guide and cookbook teaches you how to fuel your brain and body properly, with the nutrients that are crucial to a healthy and happy life. Drawing upon cutting-edge scientific research, Dr. Ramsey identifies the twenty-one nutrients most important to brain health and overall well-being. And with one hundred simple, mouth-watering recipes, he demonstrates how to easily incorporate these frequently missed nutrients into everyday meal plans. Each recipe in Eat Complete is engineered for optimal nourishment to keep your brain properly fueled. Start your day with Orange-Pecan Waffles, rich in the vitamin E that protects brain fat; serve up a dinner of Garlic Butter Shrimp over Spiralized Zucchini to power the growth of new brain cells with high levels of zinc and magnesium; and indulge in Chocolate-Spiced Truffles to help fight age-related memory decline with plant-based nutrients called flavanols. Eat Complete shows you what your body needs and why. A practical and appetizing guide, this cookbook provides a tasty path to transforming your brain, your health--and, ultimately, your life. Advance Praise for Eat Complete A clear and concise plan to tangibly make your life better through nutrient-dense food.--Dallas Hartwig, New York Times bestselling author of The Whole30 You're holding in your hands something unique: a cookbook about eating well that actually makes you hungry. Dr. Drew Ramsey breaks down the precepts of nutritional psychiatry into bite-size pieces that suddenly make irrefutable sense. With each delicious forkful you'll be taking care of your body, your brain, and your moods. Eat Complete has completely changed my mind about what healthy eating is and what it can do.--David Leite, publisher of the James Beard Award--winning site Leite's Culinaria and author of The New Portuguese Table Drew Ramsey, MD, beautifully translates the latest brain science directly to the plate. Eat Complete is a fabulous culinary prescription filled with joy and yum!--Rebecca Katz, MS, author of The Healthy Mind Cookbook In his new book, Dr. Drew Ramsey encourages readers to 'fuel their brains' using reliable science and mouth-watering recipes. He explains how tapping into the healing powers of food can help boost mood, alleviate depression, ease anxiety, and sharpen thinking. This book is a must-read and the recipes are definitely a must-eat!--Joy Bauer, MS, RDN, nutrition expert for NBC's Today and bestselling author of From Junk Food to Joy Food Dr. Drew Ramsey gives you beautiful food that has the power to inspire, with its melding of great cooking and great culinary medicine. These are meals that make your brain younger with what you cook and eat. I love it and am grateful.--John La Puma, MD, founder of ChefMD and Chef Clinic, and author of the New York Times bestseller ChefMD's Big Book of Culinary Medicine Eat Complete shows us how to get all the nutrients we need for optimal brain health, from food! Dr. Drew Ramsey brings Food as Medicine to life in a compelling way with patient stories and illustrative recipes. I love this book!--Susan Blum, MD, MPH, author of The Immune System Recovery Plan and founder of the Blum Center for Health