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The Resource The Aztec way to healthy eating, Sonja G. Atkinson

The Aztec way to healthy eating, Sonja G. Atkinson

Label
The Aztec way to healthy eating
Title
The Aztec way to healthy eating
Statement of responsibility
Sonja G. Atkinson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Before the onset of ailments brought by Spanish conquistadors, the Aztecs were a healthy, athletic, and vital people who enjoyed a close bond to their natural world. From earlier civilizations they inherited a great religious and scientific legacy, including a knowledge of astronomy and herbalism that far surpassed their European contemporaries. They also ate wonderfully and, with their indigenous supplies of fresh fruit, beans, fish, fowl, and selected meats and
  • vegetables, flourished on a balanced, high-fiber, low-fat regimen that is exactly what today's doctor ordered. Based on her study of sixteenth-century Spanish diaries and other documents, Sonja Atkinson shows how the Aztecs created a dietary system that was spiritually linked to their twenty-day monthly calendar, devoting each day's meals to the nutritional enhancement of a specific quality like endurance, vitality, or healing. The resulting balanced rotation of healthy
  • foods parallels what nutritionists and physicians tell us about health issues today. Now you and your family can use these centuries-old nutrition secrets to increase your general fitness, live longer, and maintain your optimal weight without dieting. Following her colorful descriptions of the Aztecs' culture, cooking techniques, and the nutritive value of their native foods (which is quite different and far healthier than the fried foods most Americans call "Mexican"),
  • Atkinson demonstrates how to adapt their food program to our modern kitchen and busy lifestyle. She then provides detailed menus of easy-to-prepare meals for each day of the Aztec calendar, from the light fare of Day Monkey to the sumptuous feast of Day Jaguar. Complete with fascinating bits of Aztec lore and modern nutritional information outlining each meal's benefits, these menus are cross-referenced with over fifty mouth-watering recipes. The dishes, using readily
  • available ingredients, are simple, elegant, and unique. Where else would you find recipes for Aztec Muffins, Feathered Serpent Beans, Painted Squash Stew, Soaring Wings, Olla Lamb, Turkey Mole, and Sweet Tamale Pie? More than a healthful food system, here is an exotic, sun-drenched journey through Aztec splendor: the sights, sounds, smells, and flavors of daily life; the meaningful rhythms and rigorous standards of food preparation; the mystical beliefs and sound
  • empirical knowledge of an ancient and wise civilization
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DLC
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1937-
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Atkinson, Sonja G.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Aztecs
  • Aztecs
  • Aztecs
  • Diet
  • Nutrition
Label
The Aztec way to healthy eating, Sonja G. Atkinson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. An Aztec Feast Day. The sights, sounds, and events in Tenochtitlan on Day Jaguar -- 2. The Aztecs. Their heritage and culture. Medicine men. Their calendar. The twenty-day month and the foods ascribed to each day -- 3. Aztec Foods. Native foods and their nutritive values. Aztec cooking habits and methods and factors in general good health -- 4. Nutrition. How the Aztecs characterized food and how we do. Benefits of Aztec foodstyle -- 5. Adapting the Aztec Foodstyle for Today. Aztec foods as a resource in our health-conscious times -- 6. Menus for the Days of the Aztec Calendar. Detailed menus for each of the twenty days of the Aztec month. Insights into aspects of each calendar day and its associated foods -- 7. Recipes
Control code
ocm23766531
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 173 pages
Isbn
9781557784148
Lccn
91019334
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23766531
  • (Sirsi) a313550
Label
The Aztec way to healthy eating, Sonja G. Atkinson
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. An Aztec Feast Day. The sights, sounds, and events in Tenochtitlan on Day Jaguar -- 2. The Aztecs. Their heritage and culture. Medicine men. Their calendar. The twenty-day month and the foods ascribed to each day -- 3. Aztec Foods. Native foods and their nutritive values. Aztec cooking habits and methods and factors in general good health -- 4. Nutrition. How the Aztecs characterized food and how we do. Benefits of Aztec foodstyle -- 5. Adapting the Aztec Foodstyle for Today. Aztec foods as a resource in our health-conscious times -- 6. Menus for the Days of the Aztec Calendar. Detailed menus for each of the twenty days of the Aztec month. Insights into aspects of each calendar day and its associated foods -- 7. Recipes
Control code
ocm23766531
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 173 pages
Isbn
9781557784148
Lccn
91019334
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23766531
  • (Sirsi) a313550

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