Are you craving chocolate? Go ahead, give in! Cacao--raw chocolate--often referred to as "food of the gods" is high in antioxidants. It is also an excellent source of magnesium, iron, chromium, manganese, zinc, and copper. A good source of omega-6 fatty acids and rich in heart-healthy oleic acids, it will boost your mood, improve cognition and help lessen stress! Sounds too good to be true, but it isn't! As author Matt Ruscigno explains, this hot superfood has powerful benefits. Then Matt gives you what you really want--recipes for chocolate! Superfoods for Life, Cacao contains 75 recipes for sweet and savory cacao recipes--from main dishes to desserts--including Huitlacoche-Chocolate Empanadas, Cocoa Buffalo Tempura Vegetables, Dolmathes with Currant-Chocolate Rice and Cacao Tzatziki.
Matthew Ruscigno, M.P.H., R.D., holds two degrees in nutrition and is past chair of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietary Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In addition to his public health work, Matthew has a private practice and works closely with vegan athletes. An athlete himself, he has raced "The World's Toughest Iron-Distance Triathlon" in Eidfjord, Norway, ultra-marathons, and 24-hour mountain bike races. He is a 3-time finisher of the Furnace Creek 508, a 500-mile non-stop bike race that National Geographic calls the 8th hardest race in the world. Matthew contributed to the bestseller Appetite for Reduction: 125 Fast and Filling Low-Fat Vegan Recipes by Isa Chandra Moskowitz.