While poor nutrition and disease plagued medieval Europe, a civilization on the other side of the Atlantic—the Aztecs—thrived, thanks to a healthful high-protein, low-fat diet. At its center was an ancient grain known as chia, a remarkable low-calorie, high-fiber seed bursting with omega-3, iron, calcium, and other nutrients.
In a world with an obesity epidemic that shows no sign of slowing down, the secret weapon that helped the ancient Aztecs achieve their greatness is back. Now modern Americans can lose weight, boost energy levels, and improve wellbeing by eating the healthy, delicious foods that nourished these traditional cultures. In this highly readable, easy-to-follow guide, physician Dr. Bob Arnot shows readers how to make chia a central part of a daily diet that includes foods high in protein with few fats and oils, no refined sugars, and limited amounts of wheat.
Divided into three parts, The Aztec Diet begins by showing you how to jump-start weight loss with a two-week chia smoothie plan. In phase two, you can enjoy a mix of chia smoothies and solid meals—a balance that will make you feel revitalized and lighter. The final phase shows how to sustain a new, healthy lifestyle by incorporating chia into your meal plan. Here, too, are easy, delicious, and flexible set of healthy swaps, meal plans, and superfood additions to help you easily adapt and adhere to new eating habits.
The Aztec Diet helps reduce their risk of serious conditions, including obesity, heart disease, diabetes, as well as other lesser known maladies, such as raging internal inflammation and wild fluctuations in blood sugar levels that affect daily moods, energy, and wellbeing. Reset your metabolism, drop pounds, and feel more energized and clear-headed—let The Aztec Diet help you look and feel like an entirely new person.