Every day there is a greater number of people who choose to change bad habits for others that provide benefits to their diet. Thus, many have once again turned to nature as the main source of products to enrich their health.
With that in mind, Manuel Villacorta presents us with the book Peruvian Power Foods (HCI), in which he explains how the variety of microclimates and the topographic diversity of this South American country makes their products unique in their class as they are loaded with nutrients They fight disease, strengthen the immune system and contribute to longevity.
“As a Peruvian by birth, I have always felt motivated to share my knowledge about foods that have their origin in our region. And as a registered dietitian, I am particularly interested in the healthy properties of many Peruvian foods,”says the author.
Thus, his book turns out to be, not only a collection of culinary recipes, but a tribute to Peruvian culture, health and well-being.
Among the most powerful Peruvian fruits, Villacorta tells us about aguaymanto (or pichuberry in English), a fruit very similar to tomatillo that is beginning to be recognized as one of the most concentrated antioxidants ever known. It contains a very low glycemic index, which makes it excellent for diabetics and for weight loss.