Monday, May 06, 2013 Posted by Dina N
Boost mood, rev energy, and live longer with every bite
Confused about whether you should go low-carb or low-fat? Wondering whether wine or beer is healthier? Concerned that your diet is making a health condition worse? Foods That Harm, Foods That Heal sets the record straight on what to eat to prevent or treat a wide variety of ailments.
The first edition of this pioneering guide changed the way we view food and its impact on our bodies. Since then, researchers have continued to uncover the effects -- both good or bad -- of food on cancer, stress, inflammatory bowel syndrome, and other common conditions.
In this completely revised, updated, and redesigned edition you'll find:
- More than 170 foods, from apples to zucchini plus simple ways to eat, cook, and store each food to maximize its healing potential.
- More than 100 health conditions -- from arthritis to varicose veins -- with quick tips on what to eat to prevent or treat each ailment.
- An all-new overview of nutrition and food safety, including the role of phytochemicals in health; the potential dangers of pesticides, food additives, and genetically modified crops; and the best healthy cooking methods.
- Special features on the benefits of vitamin D, the real deal on high-fructose corn syrup, the dangers of mixing food and medicine, and much more.
Foods That Harm, Foods That Heal is a detailed, beautifully illustrated and well arranged food guide. It provides tons of information on various foods, including chapters on nutrition, food safety, and eating to heal. The book includes handy tables on common food additives, vitamin and mineral daily recommendations, and more. Foods and ailments are listed in alphabetical order for easy reference. I was familiar with some of the information but found a lot of useful detail I did not know. While some of the advice is common sense - refrigerate after opening, for instance - there are great tips that I may have overlooked in the past. The Ailments chapter will be especially informative for those who suffer from temporary or chronic conditions and wish to learn more about the diet-health relationship. For each ailment, the book includes lists of foods that harm and foods that heal, plus sections on nutrition connection and beyond-the-diet tips.
Foods That Harm, Foods That Heal is a book that I plan to keep on my bookshelf and to refer to it often.
* A complimentary copy of the book was provided to me for review. No compensation was received for this post. The opinions are all mine.
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