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The Healthy Food Directory: Eat Your Way to Health Paperback – 1 Mar 1999

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Newleaf (Mar. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0717128814
  • ISBN-13: 978-0717128815
  • Package Dimensions: 21 x 14.8 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,528,394 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Michael van Straten is a registered naturopath, osteopath and acupuncturist and a former governor of the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy. The author of many books on nutrition and natural health, he is also a health journalist writing for newspapers and magazines, and a prolific radio and TV broadcaster. He also runs his own naturopathy practices in London and Buckinghamshire.

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Format: Paperback
I bought this book on the recommendation of a book reviewer in The (Glasgow) Herald newspaper and was not disappointed. It is full of interesting facts about food, such as, two apples a day can lower cholestrol levels. Lemons boost the immune system and help acne. Cheese provides zinc which benefits the male libido. I plan to incorporate the information into my recipe folder to maximise the benefits to my family.
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Format: Paperback
This is my 'bible' on food. Full of common sense that our parents probably knew (without knowing they knew), interesting facts that are easily accessible, well presented and very easy to read. My four children have read it and browse through it continually. Worth every penny.
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By Jim on 25 Sept. 2015
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Using the same format as his previous great book. except this one is empty and boring. Dreadful rubbish
Cier, Dublin
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2.0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide for every kitchen, and every family 5 Feb. 2004
By Ardith Campbell Dentzer - Published on
Format: Paperback
I just found this lovely book recently, and wonder why it isn't a national bestseller. It is a perfectly sized guide, and should be in every family's kitchen. It's broken down into these sections: fruit, vegetables, nuts/seeds/legumes, meat/fish/shellfish, starchy foods, dairy foods/eggs, herbs/spices/vinegars/fats, sweet foods/drinks, vitamins/minerals, and top 20 foods. I was looking for a guide for my nephews and nieces, some of whom are very picky eaters. Because the Food Pyramid is currently undergoing a massive revision, both for children and for adults, it is the perfect time to teach children how to eat nutritionally for life -- and to correct the bad information that many children have already learned in school. I hope the author considers redoing this guide targeted at children exclusively, though I will use the directory for them as the photographs of food are exquisite. The fact that each "food" page provides a concise detail of the vitamin and mineral content of each food, as well as what bodily systems that food benefits (immune, digestive, skin/hair/eyes, heart/circulation, nervous, bones/muscles, respiratory, excretory, and reproductive), is a total delight. In the next edition, an addition of the new Food Pyramids, both for children, and for adults, should be added. Kudos and thanks to the author for such a helpful and gorgeous directory.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Food Facts 27 April 2005
By Cheryl Curtis - Published on
Format: Paperback
I bought The Healthy Food Directory about five years ago and refer to it at least four times a week (sometimes twice in a day). If you really care about what the food you consume is doing for your body-this is the book for you! I call it my 'food bible' and have recommended it to many of my friends and my family. I love the the careful cataloguing that Dr. Van Straten has done to provide me with an accessible and beautifully illustrated guide to fabulous food facts.
I cannot recommend this little book highly enough. Even the way it's bound is practical for everyday use. It lays flat and is colourfully tabbed for quick and easy reference.
I have often remarked that if I had to save one book from my rather extensive collection-this would be the one!
In fact, this book is so informative that I've just ordered two of his other books as companion volumes. I really want the entire set. But if you could just afford one, make it this particular volume.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very helpful guide 24 July 2004
By Dr. Galindo - Published on
Format: Paperback
In today society where everything is injected with hormones and all kind of scientific recipes, this book is a very helpful guide to the average person that want to eat what the body really needs. Here we find all about most of the fruits, vegetables, spices, meats, fish, wine and beer, among others. We can find out the benefit of each food.

Definitely a very recommended book to have in home.
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