If you want to look good, perform at your peak and be in tip-top shape, you must choose smart fuel for your body, not the processed “food” found on the shelves of every supermarket. Many have turned to Paleo and a low carb way of life to avoid the effects of these food impostors we were never designed to eat. Low carb diets, however, can leave you feeling as though you don’t have enough gas in the tank.
Low carbs need to be smart carbs. Lucky for us, nature has given us the nutritious, delicious sweet potato. This super food gives all the benefits of other high energy foods with more nutrition and without spiking blood sugar. Plus, this humble tuber tastes great and is easily incorporated into your diet in seriously good ways.
Sweet Potato Power gives you the tools to run your own tests to determine the diet rules that work specifically for you and your unique biology. Through self experimentation you can cut through diet mumbo jumbo, and let science and your numbers speak for themselves to answer questions such as:
- How many carbs should I eat to make me look, feel and perform at my best?
- What foods spike my blood sugar the most and make me fat?
- How do I eliminate craving?
- How can I avoid mental fogs and post-lunch energy slumps?
- How can I optimize my carbs with my athletic pursuits?
- How can I get fit without getting fat?
- What exercise is best for my body?
- How can my kids become the most delightful version of themselves?
- How can my doctor be a well-care provider instead of a sick-care provider?
Understanding a bit of science and incorporating new tools in your arsenal will make you an active participant in your health. Applying what you learn brings you closer to the ideal version of you. All of this and easy sweet potato recipes so you can incorporate this power food into your everyday life—making Sweet Potato Power a force to be reckoned with!
About the Author
Ashley Tudor is a Design Strategist who focuses on innovation in health. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies and small start ups to tackle tough health-related issues such as creating dieting programs, designing strategies to help food companies fight obesity, conceiving new medical devices for primary care physicians, and developing online tools to help people use food as medicine. In recognition of her work, Mayor Gavin Newsom named Ashley one of San Francisco’s Top Innovators in Health in 2010.
I expected a book claiming magical powers for sweet potatoes and got a book that goes much further than that. It includes a lot of information about nutrition in general, food related disease and most importantly how to arrange your diet to fit your particular body. All the other diet related books in the popular variety have assumed “one size fits all” and while giving lip service to individual difference, the advice in those books has been pretty generic. This book assumes you are an individual with individual problems and dietary need. While the sweet potato does reappear a lot (and why not, it is one of the best all purpose carbs) it is far from the primary focus. Very readable yet authoritative, I found it one of the most useful diet related books in my already large collection.
I expected to read information specific to the sweet potato, and got way more information than I anticipated. After reading “The Potato Hack”, which argues points for the traditional potato, I can see how both have their advantages, though this book writes them off. Adding in the benefits of both, while eliminating/reducing the effects of grains would have made this book even better, but it still gets a five star rating from me.
this book is a great starting point for people curious about whole food diets and their role in metabolism. emphasis on an ancestral approach to a diet regimen and lifestyle is incorporated with the author’s promotion of the sweet potato as part of such a regimen. provides some science in easy to understand language on forms of sugar, nutrients, hormones, and other properties which interact in the human body.
- Title: Sweet Potato Power: Smart Carbs; Paleo and Personalized
- Autor: Ashley Tudor
- Publisher (Publication Date): Victory Belt Publishing; 1 edition (April 24, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: | 1936608782
- ISBN-13: | 978-1936608782
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