17th out of 27 books — 12 voters
by Joel Fuhrman (Goodreads Author)
Nutritarian Handbook is A Complete Program and Food Scoring Guide de-signed to deliver maximum weight loss and superior health. This Handbook introduces the reader to all key concepts about being a Nutritarian some-one who naturally prefers the most nutritious foods for the body. Research has proven that a properly nourished body can easily repair itself and be cured of di...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published July 1st 2010 by Nutritional Excellence, LLC
(first published 2010)
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Dr. Fuhrman's book is a good look at science-based nutrition. He focuses on why fruits and vegetables and other nutrient-rich foods are best for our diets and his plan is simple. There are similarities between this diet and the one in another of his books, Eat to Live, but the Nutritarian plan is more accessible and friendly to the greater public and slightly less strict. When you need to see a change in your health for the better, the Nutritarian Handbook is a resource that cannot be missed.
This book is important in that it outlines which foods are considered the most nutritious and why. Fuhrman's claim is that if we eat only the most nutritious food, we will not be hungry for other foods and will lose weight and obtain optimal health. His plan heavily restricts any sort of meat (including poultry) and follows more of a vegan lifestyle than I prefer.
I like this book because it's short and to the point. I've read Eat to Live and other materials by Dr. Fuhrman. They are all good, but this one is handy and easy to refer to. A good kitchen table reference.