The Sonoma Diet

We’ve been talking about power foods and raw foods alot lately so I thought I would introduce you to a similar type of diet called, The Sonoma Diet. The book was written by Dr. Connie Guttersen, R.D., PH.D. It covers the same basic principles we’ve been discussing but with a few interesting twists.

The part I found particularly helpful was the section on power foods. Dr. Guttersen stresses the importance of incorporating fresh, whole foods in your diet. While not depriving yourself, you are adding foods that taste great and do not contain all of the preservatives, salt and sugar that many processed foods include.

The Sonoma Diet mimicks Mediterranean eating with foods high in nutritional value but few calories. The Top Ten Power Foods to focus on in the Sonoma Diet include:

  • Almonds
  • Bell Peppers
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli
  • Grapes
  • Olive Oil
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes
  • Whole Grains

If you get a chance to pick up this book, you won’t be disappointed. Along with all of the helpful, informative information on healthy food choices, the book also contains tons of EASY recipes and meal plans to follow. Here’s to healthy, happy eating–Cheers!

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