In the first part of 101 Optimal Life Foods, Grotto categorizes the 30 health problems into seven major health challenges and explains how to overcome them by selecting specific foods.
1. The Skin You’re In
In this section Grotto explains how foods rich in vitamin C and eggs can improve the appearance of your skin in conditions such as teenage acne and aging, damaged skin.
2. How to Go with the Flow
Learn to improve your circulation and find relief from cold feet and hands through the catechins that are found in green tea.
3. The House of Pain
Grotto outlines how healing foods like salmon and mushrooms can sooth tired and aching muscles. This section also addresses migraine headaches and nerve pain.
4. How it’s All About Performance
This section highlights foods to reduce stress (spinach), improve your sleep (bananas and lettuce) and enhance sexual performance (blueberries).
5. Your Plumbing
Grotto addresses constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome and urinary tract infections. Discover why passionfruit is good for your heart and how cinnamon can cure bad breath.
6. A Good Foundation
Learn about the healing foods that can help to assist with the management of arthritis and build your bones such as prunes and onions.
7. Eyes for the Future
In this section foods are highlighted that improve eye health and prevent the risk of age-related macular degeneration such as pistachios, almonds, avocados and kiwi fruit.
The second part of the book includes detailed meal plans for the specific health conditions as well as an extensive selection of recipes. The meal plans contain three meals and two snacks and provide about 2000 calories per day.
Blueberries, raspberries, kiwi fruit, apples, bananas, mango, pomegranate, pears, passionfruit, lettuce, spinach, mushrooms, pistachios, almonds, walnuts, pecans, cranberries, cherries, avocado, beans, barley, oatmeal, wild rice, cocoa, yam, squash, eggs, salmon, shrimp, tilapia, salmon, chicken, yogurt, green tea, rosemary.