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Austin Author Creates New Cookbook To Tackle The Wears & Tears of Aging

published on October 27, 2011

Spending the summer days laying poolside in Barton Creek or water skiing on Lake Travis can take its toll on tanned skin, but reversing sun damage and looking younger doesn’t necessarily require creams and outpatient procedures.  Rather, the aging process can be dramatically affected by shifting our perspective on the food we eat. Eating well not only helps reverse some of the outward signs of aging: tired skin, stress, and wrinkles, but helps control blood sugar, weight, the body’s immune response, and mood.

Austin author Celia Westberry’s new book, Eat Yourself Younger, is a cookbook with recipes and meal plans that show readers how to partake in the healing powers of food.  A cell biologist, Westberry has a firm understanding on the unique relationship between human cells and the foods we nourish them with.

Adherents to the book’s meal plan can expect to:

  • Be more energetic
  • Consume disease fighting foods
  • Boost their immune system
  • Have a happier, healthier heart
  • More easily manage blood sugar
  • Have a clearer mind
  • Balance the body’s levels of acidity
  • See a decrease in aches and pains

Each recipe is tailored to serve two people with a well, balanced, tasteful meal, with no need to worry about counting calories. At only 30 minutes to an hour for prep time, the recipes help the busy Austinite, perhaps rushing home from a day working in downtown Austin, find the time to make a homemade, healthy meal. The book’s recipes, which include breakfasts, snacks, soups, salads, and dinners, address the glycemic load of each meal, portion size, and the importance of fresh, whole ingredients. There are four sample weekly menus in the book designed to guide the readers towards planning their meals and snacks wisely. 

Cindy Burrows, an herbalist and nutrition consultant, said, “I personally have had the opportunity to eat and enjoy many of Celia’s dishes. She really knows how to combine food to be nutritious and taste wonderful.”

In addition to studying cell biology, Westberry is a speaker and wellness coach who founded the Westberry Wellness Program in Austin.

Brian Talley is a strong supporter of both local authors and physical wellbeing. An expert Austin Realtor, Talley can help anyone looking to find a home conducive to a healthy lifestyle, whether that’s near the 20 miles of hike and bike trails next to the Steiner Ranch community, or the tennis courts at the Village at Western Oaks.

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