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The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth: The Surprising, Unbiased Truth about What You Should Eat and Why [Kindle Edition]

Jonny Bowden
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Book Description

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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--Full Disclosure: I'm the one who recommended Jonny Bowden to write this book. No one paid me; I did it simply because I knew he was the best man for the job. As a result, I was fortunate enough to read it before it became available to the general public, and I can say without reservation that Jonny has knocked it out of the park. If you're interested in food and nutrition, you need this book. If you think you already know a lot about food and nutrition, you *REALLY* need this book -- because I guarantee you, you *will* learn something new. Probably several somethings new, and some of it is going to surprise you. Jonny slaughters a few sacred cows, I warn you. If you're just starting to learn about nutrition, this book will bring you up to speed virtually overnight. Furthermore, it will entertain you while doing so. Jonny knows his stuff, and that's important. What's equally important is that he writes really well. You won't slog through pages of musty jargon. Jonny's writing is clear, engaging, and fun to read. If you're like me, and find being entertained and educated at the same time almost too wonderful to bear, Jonny's your guy. In short, this is the nutrition book -- and probably the health book -- of the year -- and the year hasn't even started yet. Still, with the perspective of thirty years of fascination with nutrition, I say that with absolute confidence. If you care about your health, or just like learning --Dana Carpender<br /><br />This is a beautifully presented book, a pleasure to look at with its crisp photos and clean layout. The content more than matches the promise of the aesthetics - it's packed with all sorts of gems, including: * "Ask the Expert" top 10 food lists from various authorities who are either health writers or practitioners * starred entries within the list of 150 foods, designating the cream of the crop * a glossary that helpfully defines various nutrients, hormones, diseases, etc * mini-lessons on such hot topics as the glycemic index, differentiation of fats, and eating organically * interpretation of foods from homeopathic, Ayurvedic, and yoga nutritional therapy perspectives The 150 selected foods are organised into chapters by food genres: Vegetables; Grains; Beans & Legumes; Fruits; Nuts, Seeds, and Nut Butters; Soy Foods; Dairy; Meat, Poultry, and Eggs; Fish and Seafood; Specialty Foods; Beverages; Herb, Spices, and Condiments; Oils; and Sweeteners. Each food listing carries an explanation of which nutrients makes it a winner, why these nutrients are so good for us, who in particular would benefit, and who's at risk and so should avoid that particular food. Jonny even frequently provides tips on selection and preparation. So much of the information is fascinating, and often surprising. Discover that cashews are a member of the poison ivy family, while eggplant is actually a berry and falls into the nightshade grouping. Learn that raspberries are calorie for calorie one of the most high-fibre foods on the planet, and that spinach and tomatoes are great for your eyes thanks to the lutein in them. Determine how to convert unsalted butter to ghee, which is one of the finest cooking oils available and provides an important rejuvenating tonic for the mind, brain, and nervous system. And realize that country of origin of cheese affects its cancer-fighting, fat-reducing properties. Although very entertaining, this book is still solidly backed by the science. The research presented is impressive, but Jonny is adept at making complex things simple. As a result, the book is an easy and engaging read - so much so that it feels a little like enjoying a conversation wi --Anna Khuta

The author, Jonny Bowden, is a nutritionalist but is one of the few who has remained an independent thinker. He hasn t nailed his colours to the mast of a particular Super Food; and he has refrained from saying that any particular ingredient should be avoided at all cost (apart from the infamous trans-fatty acids). Jonny presents a book that is noteworthy for its lack of hype and scare-mongering. He offers an unbiased view of foods and discusses their individual benefits. He encourages you to think of foods as friends rather than unsavoury (or savoury for that matter) acquaintances who won t take no for an answer. This is an easy book to read, use and appreciate. Jonny starts with an overview and an explanation of dietary terms. He doesn t assume that you have a degree in something health-related and he targets his wisdom towards the general public who want to eat balanced and healthful meals. When I say diet I don t mean that The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth focuses on weight loss. It s true, however, that a balanced diet will promote a slimmer and sleeker you if you happen to be a bit on the chubby side. This book is a tool to aid healthy eating and to allow you to make the best possible food choices. The book is divided by food type with sections devoted to each food group. There are the useful additions of chapters for beverages and herbs and spices as well as oils and sweeteners. The volume of information on each item is considerable, with both pros and cons discussed. He busts some food myths: that chocolate is the root of mankind s undoing, and that you would be better off if you banished coffee from your life forever. Sounding good, isn t it? Jonny Bowden has a raft of experts who have added their personal Top 10 foods at the end of each section, and there are plenty of Worth Knowing notes to further add to the breadth of information. He has an easy accessible style of writing that is neither condescending nor over-technical. It s a book to read and enjoy but it has a serious message. You can lead a healthier life by just making a few painless adjustments, and you ll feel better for it. --Mostly Food dot com , May, 2009

..the most fascinating and intriguing bible of whole foods that you will ever have the plaesure of reading...the research is impeccable - -- --Anne Louise Gitterman, author of The Fat Flush

From the Back Cover

"The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth is the most fascinating and
intriguing 'bible' of whole foods that you will ever have the pleasure of
reading. Jonny is not only an engaging writer, but also his research is
impeccable" - Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., C.N.S, Author of the New York
TImes best-seller, The Fat Flush Plan

"The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earh is simply delightful! The information is
accurate; the presentation is a visual feast. All in all, reading this book
is a very satisfying experience" - CHristiane Northrup, M.D., Author of
Mother-Daughter Wisdom, The WIsdom of Menopause, and Women's Bodies,
Women's Wisdom

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In this totally unique nutrition reference guide, acclaimed nutritionist
Jonny Bowden debunks old-school food myths, saves the reputations of foods
long suffering from bad PR, and provids you with just the facts - what you
need to know to make good, health-conscious decisions about which fods you
and your family should eat.

You'll also learn the latest research findings and recommendtations from
around the world - amazing discoveries - about the health benefits of
nutrient-packed foods you've loved since you were a kid, and some you've
never tried!

- Blueberries actually help neurons in your brain communicate with one
another more effectively, slowing memory loss and making them the ultimate
memory food!
- Peanuts are surprisingly high in antioxidants, ranking them in the same
class as powerhouses like strawberries and blackberries!
- Recent studies have revealed that in addition to relieving muscle and
joint stiffness and menstrual discomfort, cinnamon may reduce blook sugar
and 'bad' cholesterol!
- A handful of goji berries...Hey, what are goji berries? And why are they
in this book?

No food provides everything. But real food - whole food with minimal
processign - contains a virtual pharmacy of nutrients, phytochemicals,
enzymes, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and
healthful fats, all of which can keep you alive and thriving into your
tenth decade. Learn how easy it is to find "real" food and discover what a
dozen nutrition experts say are their "top ten" healthiest foods on earth.

It's all the best nutrition advice you could possibly find - and it's all
right here!


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2898 KB
  • Print Length: 363 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1592332285
  • Publisher: Fair Winds Press; Pap/Com edition (1 Jan. 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004R1PZL2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #138,356 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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55 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not only heathy but appetizing foods 6 April 2007
By Curiosity Killed The Bookworm TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Finally, a nutrition book that includes coffee, chocolate and...wait for it... butter!

Forget about the diet plans and the experts claiming they can change your life... If you really want to improve your diet this is the book to read. Not only is the information backed up with science, Jonny Bowden's writing is entertaining and even makes you laugh in places. Each food is illustrated in colour and actually makes you want to go and eat the stuff.

In addition to the above, there is no preaching about bad foods (other than trans fat which is fair enough). He explains the reasons why we should eat stuff and explains about the risks of chemicals on our food, when it's best to buy organic and the pros and cons of certain 'risks'.

I'm really looking forward to the cookbook when it's published.
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68 of 72 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have! 5 Feb. 2007
Format:Paperback
This is a beautifully presented book, a pleasure to look at with its crisp photos and clean layout. The content more than matches the promise of the aesthetics - it's packed with all sorts of gems, including:

* "Ask the Expert" top 10 food lists from various authorities who are either health writers or practitioners

* starred entries within the list of 150 foods, designating the cream of the crop

* a glossary that helpfully defines various nutrients, hormones, diseases, etc

* mini-lessons on such hot topics as the glycemic index, differentiation of fats, and eating organically

* interpretation of foods from homeopathic, Ayurvedic, and yoga nutritional therapy perspectives

The 150 selected foods are organised into chapters by food genres: Vegetables; Grains; Beans & Legumes; Fruits; Nuts, Seeds, and Nut Butters; Soy Foods; Dairy; Meat, Poultry, and Eggs; Fish and Seafood; Specialty Foods; Beverages; Herb, Spices, and Condiments; Oils; and Sweeteners. Each food listing carries an explanation of which nutrients makes it a winner, why these nutrients are so good for us, who in particular would benefit, and who's at risk and so should avoid that particular food. Jonny even frequently provides tips on selection and preparation.

So much of the information is fascinating, and often surprising. Discover that cashews are a member of the poison ivy family, while eggplant is actually a berry and falls into the nightshade grouping. Learn that raspberries are calorie for calorie one of the most high-fibre foods on the planet, and that spinach and tomatoes are great for your eyes thanks to the lutein in them.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Real Treasure 14 Aug. 2007
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I agree with the other reviews this is a really nice book and very well illustrated. It is both a reference book and an enjoyable reading book.
It blows away many myths. People who know a lot about food and diet will still find much of interest.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
I found this book very informative and useful in my pursuit of a healthy diet. It tells you which foods are good and why, such as those foods which help fight cancer and heart disease. A must if you're health concious!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good. 30 Jan. 2009
By O. Pelz
Format:Paperback
I bought this book because of a recommendation by Olympic coach, Charles Poliquin. I read a lot of nutrition books and articles and I found this book to be different in a positive way. Good photographs and nice layout. The text is easy to read and understand, even though there is a lot of professional vocabulary. Also a lot of information not so common in other sources that has come very helpful in understanding what one is in fact eating.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book will change your life 29 Sept. 2010
Format:Paperback
By far the best coffee table book of all time. Open on any page to learn something new and interesting. 95% of the foods featured are readily available in any supermarket. Its really easy to understand and also describes how certain foods will fight infections and prevent cancers,did you know onions are one of the best cancer fighting foods on the planet?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastico 26 Oct. 2013
By Zeekey
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Great book, with a lot of interesting facts. I never understood why some people went to the trouble of buying certain foods, I thought it looked the same so it must be the same. That couldn't be further from the truth, I'll never eat an apple that isn't organic again and eggs that are from caged hens.

If you care about your mental and/or physical health I would buy this book. There are many different foods that I didn't know existed, kale has became my favorite vegetable because of this book. I'm also a big fan of canned sardines in olive oil, it really surprised me how healthy they're.

I'd also like to say that eating healthy food is a lot more satisfying than eating junk. I'd pick a grass fed organic steak over a cheeseburger any day of the week.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything you need to know about healthy eating 4 Aug. 2014
By Rupe
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book has everything you need to know about healthy eating. At the beginning he discusses Glycemic Index, Colestrol myths, and other useful stuff (I think anti-inflams and anti-oxidants are in there too). After that the book is well organised into sections for each type of food with a picture of that food (some of the foods are pretty obscure) and some clever insight into the health benefits of that food backed by research from leading universities. The information tends to talk about the food containing cancer fighting chemicals, anti-inflamatories, heart disease fighting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great book, very useful if you want to live a healthy life style.
Published 7 days ago by Jeffrey Merry
3.0 out of 5 stars Food knowledge
Did not realise that it comes from the US and is not so UK oriented.
Published 13 days ago by Don
5.0 out of 5 stars A new way of looking at food.
Jonny has a good and easy to understand style which presents what might be a dry topic very well. The book has changed how I look at food and challenges the 'fat is bad for you'... Read more
Published 1 month ago by T. Gosnall
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
OK
Published 1 month ago by Richildis1
5.0 out of 5 stars great book with good nutritional background
Easy to read with good recommended foods from world experts.Confirms current research thinking and my own beliefs. Read more
Published 5 months ago by ianwiltshire
5.0 out of 5 stars Great buy.
Good book. Packed full of information.
Published 5 months ago by charlotte west
5.0 out of 5 stars Reliable nutritional information
Reliable nutritional information by a witty commentator.

Definitely useful in the kitchen, and the medicine cabinet. Read more
Published 7 months ago by SuReads
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent Book
A good book to help improve a poor diet. A lot of the information is available for free on the various fitness blogs around the internet though.
Published 7 months ago by Shaun
5.0 out of 5 stars excelent book
well happy with this book great price,delivery realy,realy interesting book to have.a got to have book will open your eyes.
Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous. Worth a read. Very interesting.
Fabulous. Worth a read. Very interesting.
Published 10 months ago by ever hopefull
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