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The Best Things You Can Eat: For Everything from Aches to Zzzz, the Definitive Guide to the Nutrition-Packed Foods that Energize, Heal, and Help You Look Great

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Is an orange or a guava the best source of vitamin C? Is farm-raised or wild salmon higher in omega 3 fats? If you’ve always wondered what foods to turn to when you need more fiber in your diet or which foods you can count on when you’ve got an upset stomach, The Best Things You Can Eat as the answers, and even a few surprises. Registered Dietitian and bestselling author D ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published January 8th 2013 by Da Capo Lifelong Books
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Amy
Apr 13, 2015 Amy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction, nutrition
I borrowed this from my library, but I think this would be a great Reference book to keep at "your" fingertips, at home.

The first three chapters are about the vitamins, minerals, and fats & fiber. Each of these important pieces of our nutrition are "listed", and then for each is a chart showing the rankings of the Top 7 food sources for each. There are also Honorable Mentions and then a general "Best Food Groups".

There is a brief narrative for why this piece of nutrition, i.e Vitamin C, is s
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Djrmel
Jun 05, 2013 Djrmel rated it it was amazing
Informative and not preachy, this book gathers a lot of research and turns it into something that is easy to use. The section on nutritional needs gives the what, why, where and how much, the section on how food can improve and/or remove health issues uses scientific studies to back it up. The final section lists foods in alphabetical order with the nutritional needs they fulfill. The book doesn't pull punches when it comes to animal proteins, noting that they are the best sources, in ...more
Becky
Aug 29, 2016 Becky rated it really liked it
4&1/2 stars. Information overload, almost a manual for thoughtful grocery shopping. Lots of "shocker foods" facts and food trivia to keep things interesting. I probably would have given five stars if there were any recipes to tie some of it together.
Darla
Mar 03, 2014 Darla rated it really liked it
Very interesting. This is a reference type of book so would be best to own it. I got my copy from the library
Kimberly
May 27, 2013 Kimberly rated it it was amazing
I learned a lot from this book. Including how I have to eat more almonds, spinach, and fish. These are super foods I guess. Great read with lots of information in the form of lists.
Kim Heimbuch
May 11, 2013 Kim Heimbuch rated it it was amazing
5/11/13 Review will be posted as soon as the publishing company I review for, posts original review.
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Shelves: food-nutrition
Amazing read with just the right information you need.
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Basically eat a variety of vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, and meats.
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