There were a couple of reasons I jumped on the chance to review the fully revised and updated Foods that Harm Foods that Health book and they don’t even include the fact that it’s from one of my trusted publishers – Reader’s Digest.
First, I wanted to learn more about foods that aren’t currently in my diet but maybe should be. It’s also important to understand why foods aren’t good for me and I should either eliminate or cut back on.
About Foods that Harm Foods that Heal
If you were one of the seven million who have a copy of the first edition, it’s time to get the new updated version. This book is 389 pages of valuable information divided into three parts. The first part is Nutrition and includes information on how carbohydrates, fats, proteins and more can harm and heal. Then it moves to food safety and how to eat for health.
The second part is an A to Z guide about nearly 150 specific foods. I cooked with spinach for the first time this week and learned that 1/2 cup of cooked spinach provides 100% of the Vitamin A needed in a day.
The last part is Ailments and details what foods harm and heal specific conditions ranging from Acne to Yeast Infections. There are over 90 conditions included.
You can get this book at most book retailers including Amazon (affiliate link).
My Thoughts About Foods that Harm Foods that Heal
This book is going to be a resource for me for many years. My favorite part is the Foods guide. Each food lists suggestions for how to eat the food, what to look for when buying and how to store it in addition to the health risks and benefits.’
I also like the informative sidebars which point out the “old school” thought and the new knowledge. One example is that it was once thought a person should avoid squid and shrimp because of the high cholesterol levels. Now it’s known that the shellfish cholesterol has little effects on blood levels in people.
Foods that Harm Foods that Heal Giveaway
Thanks to the generosity of the publisher a Weight Chronicles reader will receive a copy of Foods that Harm Foods that Heal. Entrants in the giveaway must be 18 years of age or older and have a US mailing address.
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Disclosure: I was provided a copy of the book for review purposes. All opinions expressed are 100% mine.