A complete guide to the healthiest foods you can eat – and how to cook them! Why get your nutrients from expensive supplements when you can enjoy delicious, nourishing foods instead? From almonds to yucca, readers will find out what nutrients each of the 150 featured foods contains, what form contains the most nutrients, if it’s been recommended to combat any diseases, where to find it, how to prepare it, and how much to eat – plus wonderful recipes using these sometimes obscure foods! Indexes by nutrient, by disease, and by food make finding what you need a snap, and the at-a-glance format makes the information as easy to digest as the foods themselves.
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This book presents research findings about 50 foods that are commonly touted as healthy and educates readers about the medical problems they purportedly alleviate or help prevent.
- Includes 50 topics covering the most popular health foods, such as blueberries, buckwheat, and capers
- Comprises the exhaustive research of a physician and an acclaimed independent scholar and writer
- A glossary containing hundreds of entries explains common terms such as ‘protein’ and ‘antioxidant’ as well as medical terminology like ‘gastric dysrhythmia.’
The Feel Good Factory on Healthy Living helps readers make small but important improvements that will bring about real and positive changes in their health and mental outlook. The book is packed with health-boosting advice and tips, all of which are practical and easy-to-action.
“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” These simple words go to the heart of food journalist Pollan’s thesis. Humans used to know how to eat well, he argues, but the balanced dietary lessons that were once passed down through generations have been confused and distorted by food industry marketers, nutritional scientists, and journalists. As a result, we face today a complex culinary landscape dense with bad advice and foods that are not “real.” Indeed, plain old eating is being replaced by an obsession with nutrition that is, paradoxically, ruining our health, not to mention our meals. Pollan’s advice is: “Don’t eat anything that your great-great grandmother would not recognize as food.” Looking at what science does and does not know about diet and health, he proposes a new way to think about what to eat, informed by ecology and tradition rather than by the nutrient-by-nutrient approach.
Packed with tips to help you make lasting dietary changes, Mindful Eating for Dummies paves the way for redefining your relationship with food, challenging your attitude about eating and making attainable changes to integrate mindful eating into everyday life. This no-nonsense, friendly guide offers essential guidance to get healthy, lose weight and avoid negative thought patterns associated with food—the mindful way.
Mindfulness allows you to pay attention to what is going on in your surroundings in order to keep yourself alert and able to react effectively in the present. When applied to eating habits, the practice of mindfulness helps you to pay close attention to the sensation and purpose of each mouthful of food to avoid overeating and fully discover the joys of your meals.
- Learn how to reduce overeating and change your approach to food forever
- Begin to choose healthy foods mindfully
- Find advice on eating mindfully when you’re dining out
- Discover how mindful eating can combat emotional hunger