The best books on nutrition

The Books I Picked & Why

The Saccharine Disease: The Master Disease of Our Time

By T. L. Cleave

The Saccharine Disease: The Master Disease of Our Time

Why this book?

The excessive consumption of sugar and white flour contributes significantly to diabetes, coronary disease, obesity, constipation, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, appendicitis, cholecystitis, diverticulitis, and more plus, of course, dental decay. While treating hundreds of thousands of Africans some seventy years ago, Cleave observed none of the conditions mentioned until these patients moved into cities and began consuming sugar and white flour. If we follow our dentist’s advice on how to eat, these ubiquitous common conditions would be significantly reduced.


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The Dash Diet Mediterranean Solution: The Best Eating Plan to Control Your Weight and Improve Your Health for Life

By Marla Heller

The Dash Diet Mediterranean Solution: The Best Eating Plan to Control Your Weight and Improve Your Health for Life

Why this book?

A panel of 22 experts who rank diets for U.S. News has consistently placed the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) near the top of all diets. It meets the requirements of Mother Nature’s Lifestyle Diets, that is, no added sugar, no processed foods. This book combines it with the Mediterranean Diet which is not much dierent from the way hunter-gatherer societies ate. It results in the highest average life expectancy and also prevents and even reverses heart disease. The combination of the two is outstanding.


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Living the G. I. Diet : Delicious Recipes and Real-Life Strategies to Lose Weight and Keep It Off

By Rick Gallop, Emily Richard

Living the G. I. Diet : Delicious Recipes and Real-Life Strategies to Lose Weight and Keep It Off

Why this book?

Dr. David Jenkins and University of Toronto colleagues developed the glycemic index (GI) in 1980–1981. Based on solid science, the GI distinguishes between carbohydrates that are digested slowly (those in Mother Nature’s pantry), those that are digested quickly (refined carbohydrates), and those that lie in between. Using either glucose or white bread as reference points, the GI assigns relative values to carbohydrates and makes sensible selection possible.

Based on David Jenkin’s science-based glycemic index, shortly after publication, this book made the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. The latest edition provides a large number of recipes. Additionally, it offers advice about how to lose weight, how to maintain the weight loss, and how to stay on track during holidays and in restaurants. It also discusses the psychology and the management of food cravings. All in all, the book is comprehensive.


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The Best Life Diet

By Bob Greene

The Best Life Diet

Why this book?

This for-life approach diet is based on solid science, is easy to follow, and emphasizes exercise in a healthy lifestyle. There is a universal agreement among experts on the issues of a healthy lifestyle. This book simplifies these issues for the layman. Knowledgeable and qualified people hold it in high regard.


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The Ultimate Weight Solution Food Guide

By Phil McGraw

The Ultimate Weight Solution Food Guide

Why this book?

In its marketing activities, Big Food eectively uses its deep understanding of emotions and eating to put more calories into us. The psychology of overeating is a major focus of Big Food marketing. This book shows how to combine the control of emotional and impulsive overeating with exercise into a lifestyle.


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