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Fabulous, informative, refreshingly straightforward.
on 11 June 2008
Most of the books I've read on the subject of nutrition seem to try and make the subject more complicated than it really is, perhaps to justify their own existence. This book doesn'tdo that, which is why I bought it, read it regularly and find it indespensable.
Chapter One allows you to assess yor lifestyle and any need to make changes, giving practical guidance on how to make changes withot living on leaves and water.
Chapters Two and Three explain in straightforward, unpatronising terms, the good and bad qualities of food types, and allows you to understand how to follow a healthy diet based on your own understanding of nutrition.
Chapter Four looks at special dietary needs during specific stages of life, from babies and toddlers, adulthood, pregnancy, and old age. There's even a section for athletes.
Chapeter Five looks at weight control and gives solid, no nonsense advice on weight loss and management, with advice for the overweight as well as underweight.
Chapter Six expores how food can help against certain illnesses, including diabetes, migraine, respiratory disorders and cardiovasular disease.
Chapter Seven clarifies food labelling and helps you to shop smart and buy healthy food.
In all, this book is invaluable. Bu it and you'll never need another book on this subject again.