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The Best 12 Healthy Eating Books of the Year
Hoku Krueger is a freelance writer who specializes in mental health, wellness and pop culture. Finding a book on nutrition that's thought-provoking, helpful and interesting can be a huge challenge, especially with so much conflicting information out there. So, we did some of the work for you and asked experts to recommend their favorite nutrition reads. But don't expect to find any crash-diet how-to books on this list. Here, we name books that teach you how to eat a balanced diet , make you aware of eating habits that may be sabotaging weight loss, provide yummy and nutritious recipes and more.
1. "In Defense of Food," by Michael Pollan
Not too much. Mostly plants. As he takes you from corn farm and cattle ranch to table, you start to understand the flaws in our current politicized food system. So, he sets out to outline the lifestyle factors—most critically a whole foods plant-based diet —that can prevent, stop, and reverse the 15 leading causes of death, including heart, lung, brain diseases, diabetes, high blood pressure, and more. The idea: address the root cause of disease rather than treat the symptoms. Gregor writes. Cheers to your health.
We all have personal biases, and we all make mistakes, but we can always learn more from wider reading. The answer to that question is a simple no, but not everybody knows this. In fact, some people spend hundreds of dollars a month on questionable vitamins. The author, Catherine Price, is a journalist by trade, and she writes this book in a fun and engaging tone. It is clear that extensive research has gone into the book, and it is incredibly well-referenced.
Listen, we get it. Many books you find in the "health" category can be a little dry, even boring. They read more like textbooks than page-turning thrillers. But some health tomes are well worth your time —delivering knowledge that can help you build muscle, burn fat, improve your health, or just question what you "think" you know about wellness. Some are classics, some are controversial, and others you probably have never heard of.