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Whole Foods to Thrive: Nutrient-Dense, Plant-Based Recipes for Peak Health

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What impact do food choices have on your health? Have you ever been curious as to where your food came from, who grew it, and the path it took to get to your table? Have you ever wondered how much of each natural resource was used to produce your food - in other words, the soil-to-table environmental cost? In Whole Foods to Thrive,Brendan Brazier clearly explains how nutri ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published 2011 by Penguin
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Heather Pearson
Jun 03, 2011 Heather Pearson rated it it was amazing
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For the past several summers, I have volunteered at a series of running races, The ENDURrun, which is attended by a variety of elite runners. During the course of the week, they run seven races over some very challenging terrain, covering a total distance of 160 kms.

The greatest challenge of the week is feeding these runners in such a manner that they can recover quickly and run again the next day. Add to this task that at least several of the runners have dietary restrictions such as vegetarian
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Rachel
May 25, 2011 Rachel rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cooking
The face of Brendan Brazier blazes across the opening page of the book, along with a full body shot of him again at the beginning of the introduction. He certainly has an intimidating litany of accomplishments, from a former profession as an Ironman triathlete and two-time Canadian 50 km Ultra Marathon champion to designing the Vega product line to supplement the plant-based diet taught in his previous books, Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life and Thrive ...more
Blair
Sep 03, 2013 Blair rated it it was amazing
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NOTE: If you aren't a vegetarian, or considering being one, this book likely won't work for you.
I loved this book, and I usually merely ingest books about food, if you'll pardon the expression. (Sorry.) Seriously though, Brazier not only give a shitload of great recipes for smoothies and other dishes, but he also gives some educational accounts of food transportation and distribution that is indispensable. If you're in North America, there's also a good directory of places to eat that provide o
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Neil Gaudet
Jun 26, 2013 Neil Gaudet rated it really liked it
It's in depth. More so than I bargained for, but that's a good thing. Probably one third information and two thirds recipes the book is a very handy reference for vegans and people seeking out healthy foods.
Andrea Paterson
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Good information on the health and environmental impact of what you're eating. This book would be suitable for vegans and also anyone battling allergies. Lots of recipes, though some require a food dehydrator, which most people won't have.
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Best-selling author (The Thrive Diet, Penguin 2007) and professional Ironman triathlete, Brendan Brazier is the founder and creator of a raw, organic, whole food health optimizer nutritional porduct called Vega.

As one of the only professional athletes in the world with a solely plant-based diet, Brendan advocates the benefits of plant-based foods for both environmental and physical wellbeing. He
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