4 Great Books to Help You Understand Food Nutrition

Maintaining a diet that is healthy overall is important for your well-being, but there are so many fad diets and so much misinformation exists on food and nutrition that it can be difficult to understand what to do. Don't worry, we've got you covered with 4 great book recommendations to boost your nutrition knowledge.

Grow Your Knowledge on Food Nutrition

A great place to start is to increase your knowledge of nutrition as a whole. You know your own body better than any nutritionist, dietician or influencer and you should listen to it. It's just best to do this with a reasonable understanding of nutritional facts backed by science and common sense.

If you can learn to understand why your body responds to specific foods in certain ways then you are on the right track to better well-being. We are all different and so our bodies respond differently to the same things. This is why a diet that may work for one person, won't necessarily work for someone else.

4 Great Food Nutrition Books

There are lots of great resources for topics like food and nutrition, but we have picked out 4 of our favourites to help point you in the right direction:

1. Deep Nutrition by Catherine Shanahan

Deep Nutrition

A very well-researched and eye-opening read, Deep Nutrition will broaden your horizons on the world of nutrition. It's written by Catherine Shanahan M.D. who is a physician and biochemist, so there is plenty of medical credibility in the author.

The book explores diets across the world that are know to help people live longer, identifies 4 common nutritional habits and shares 4 nutritional strategies to help you eat "The Human Diet".

After reading this book you will be armed with knowledge that Shanahan claims may help you to:

  • Improve your mood
  • Eliminate cravings and resist the need to snack
  • Boost fertility and have healthier children
  • Sharpen your cognition and memory
  • Eliminate allergies and disease
  • Build stronger bones and joints
  • Get younger, smoother skin

2. The China Study by T. Colin Campbell & Thomas M. Campbell

The China Study

This is the revised and expanded version of a revered bestseller. The China Study is described as the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease.

If you are interested in learning more about the potential dangers of a diet high in animal protein and the unparalleled health benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet, then this is a must read.

The China Study has been praised by many as one of the most important books about diet and health ever written. It's almost guaranteed to give you a knowledge boost in these areas, so get it ordered and start learning more.

3. Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A. Price

Nutrition and Physical Degeneration
An epic study demonstrating the importance of whole food nutrition, and the degeneration and destruction that comes from a diet of processed foods.

For nearly 10 years, Weston Price and his wife traveled around the world in search of the secret to health and challenged himself to understand how the most healthy individuals achieved such amazing health.
He observed excellent health in those groups of people who ate their indigenous foods. He found when these people were introduced to modernized foods, such as white flour, white sugar, refined vegetable oils and canned goods, signs of degeneration quickly became quite evident.

4. How Not to Die by Michael Greger MD

How Not to Die
An international bestseller that His Holiness the Dalai Lama referred to as 'This book may help those who are susceptible to illnesses that can be prevented with proper nutrition'.
How Not To Die provides scientifically-proven nutritional advice to help prevent our biggest killers - including heart disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, high blood pressure and diabetes. It reveals the astounding health benefits that simple dietary choices can provide.
Reading this book will help you to understand what, how and why different foods affect us, and how increasing our consumption of certain foods and avoiding others can dramatically reduce our risk of falling sick and even reverse the effects of disease. It also shares Dr Greger's 'Daily Dozen' - the twelve foods we should all eat every day to stay in the best of health. 
And there you have it, 4 books that can help to significantly increase your knowledge of nutrition and help boost your well-being in the process. Happy reading!

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