The Chopra Center Cookbook: Nourishing Body and Soul

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Categories: Health/Fitness
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. | Date published: 10/01/2002


From the renowned #1 New York Times bestselling author comes a revolutionary cookbook to renew body, mind, and spirit Bestselling author Deepak Chopra, MD, is one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind-body medicine. His bestselling books, including The Seven Laws of Spiritual Success; Ageless Body, Timeless Mind; and Perfect Health, have sold more than 10 million copies. Now, here is Deepak Chopra's first-ever cookbook. The world-famous Chopra Center for Well Being in La Jolla, California, is a healing place where people come from all over the world to learn how to prevent and heal stress and disease through nutrition, meditation, and spirituality. Chopra's coauthors for this landmark cookbook are David Simon, MD, Medical Director of the Chopra Center for Well Being; and Leanne Backer, Executive Chef of the Chopra Center. The Chopra Center Cookbook will transform the way we view food and eating, showing us how to prepare delicious, nutritious meals that lead to integration of body, mind, and spirit while reversing the aging process. The Chopra Center Cookbook includes thirty days of delicious and balanced meal plans and more than 250 easy-to-make, sumptuous recipes for breakfast dishes, entrees, soups, stews, quick meals/snacks, and desserts that take the guesswork out of choosing food that is good for the body. The Chopra Center Cookbook is rooted in both the latest cutting-edge nutritional science and the world's most ancient health system, Ayurveda, related to yoga. Ayurveda recommends that we all partake of the six tastes of life--sweet, sour, bitter, salty, astringent, and pungent--and the recipes in this book are balanced to appeal to all six tastes for optimal digestion and enjoyment. The recipes--quite low-fat and yet rich with marvelous spices and herbs to add amazing flavor--favor fresh vegetables and fruits and a wide variety of grains and beans; some also include the option of adding fresh fish and chicken, should the reader so desire. Remarkably insightful and incredibly appetizing, The Chopra Center Cookbook teaches us how to eat in healthy ways so the need for nutrition and the need for enjoyment are both satisfied. This book shows us that we don't have to sacrifice delicious meals for good health, and it will appeal to a huge and waiting audience.

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