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Hardcover Encyclopedia of Foods: A Guide to Healthy Nutrition Book

ISBN: 0122198034

ISBN13: 9780122198038

Encyclopedia of Foods: A Guide to Healthy Nutrition

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The Encyclopedia of Foods: A Guide to Healthy Nutrition is a definitive resource for what to eat for maximum health as detailed by medical and nutritional experts. This book makes the connection between health, disease, and the food we eat.

The Encyclopedia describes more than 140 foods, providing information on their history, nutrient content, and medical uses.

The Encyclopedia also describes the "fit kitchen",...

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A terrific source of information

I must disagree with the previous review. As I own both this book and the The Wellness Encyclopedia of Food and Nutrition mentioned by the reviewer, I do not believe them to be incompatible. While the two books are written from different health perspectives both provide ton of useful information. I found this book to be extremely valuable and informative. Many of the complaints raised in the previous review misstate information in the book. For example, rather than categorically denying the value of organic foods the book states, "[n]utritionally, organically grown foods may not be significantly different from the same products grown with conventional farming techniques." Further, while the reviewer may have derived benefits from herbal remedies, it appears from the scientifically generated studies that there is little conclusive evidence that herbal remedies provide significant therapeutic benefits. These might be proven in the future, but they are not in existence at the present. But these criticisms miss the whole point of the book itself.Encyclopedia of Foods is not a scientific study of farming techniques or illness remedies. It is a book about some possible ways to maintain a healthy diet. It is a book about the different types of foods and their places in a healthy diet. The book describes a multitude of foods and gives a great deal of information on the history of cultivation, nutritional benefits, and selected methods of preparation for them. It is a general text and not a scholarly work produced for nutritionists or other healthcare professionals. It also has several chapters devoted to explaining healthful diets, nutrients, and the relationship between some types of illnesses and diet. As a layman with a long interest in fitness, exercise and nutrition I found it to be very informative and will be a great help to me in selection what I eat in the future.I would highly recommend this book as a great source of general information on healthy diets and foods.
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