The first warning sign that this book might be a bit misguided was when I saw that it recommended eating a low fat and high carb diet if you have diabetes.
(Hmmm... It couldn't possibly be the massive increase in the amount of sugar and refined carbs we are eating, could it, that is behind diabetes? That the NEW foods are what is causing these NEW diseases and health problems? And not the old fashioned foods that have kept many generations before us so healthy?)
While parts of this book are good, there are lots of better books out there on the topic of a healthy diet and also weight loss and improvement in blood sugar problems that are science based and just full of useful advice. The first two that come to mind are
Eat Fat, Lose Fat: The Healthy Alternative to Trans Fats
The Schwarzbein Principle: The Truth About Losing Weight, Being Healthy, and Feeling Younger
The first book focuses on maintaining good health, and also features a special health building diet for very ill people, as well as a plan to help you lose weight healthily. It also explains that saturated fat and cholesterol are not bad for you and that the lipid hypothesis is not based on science. What we need to do to be healthy is eat real old fashioned food as this is what we are genetically adapted to!
The second book focuses on weight loss and the author explains in detail why high carb diets don't work for those with diabetes etc. and why she can no longer give her patients this bad advice.
Both books basically recommend eating healthy fats and high quality proteins until satiety then adding lots and lots of non-starchy vegetables, plus a small amount of starchy vegetables and fruit - but no more than your body can cope with without you feeling ill or being overweight.
Another excellent book on this topic is
Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health (Vintage)
by Gary Taubes. This book explains why calories in, calories out doesn't work and is bunkum, and why high carb diets make so many of us fatter. The author of 'Healing Foods, Healthy Foods' also warns about the dangers of coconut oil and saturated fats, seemingly unaware that the ever popular lipid hypothesis is bunkum as Taubes' book explains in extentively researched detail.
Eggs are also not mentioned in this book which is quite bizarre. Eggs are so nutritious and are a core part of many healing plans. Traditional superfoods such as bone broths, fermented vegetables such as sauerkraut, organ meats such as liver, cod liver oil, cultured foods such as kefir and many others are also not even mnetioned. These foods are so important and our bodies need them, as the book
Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food
Despite these omissions, I still give this book a solid 3 stars for providing a good basic guide to the benefits of lots of different vegetables, fruits and spices and for having some quite good recipes included at the end. One or two in particular look really good and I definitely plan to cook them soon.
Jodi Bassett, The Hummingbirds' Foundation for M.E.
Healing Foods, Healthy Foods: Use superfoods to help fight disease and maintain a healthy body (William Lorimer) (English Edition) Kindle电子书
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Author Gloria Halim changed her 'junk food' habits and followed the superfood route after having gone through health problems. Since recovering she feels healthier and more energetic than ever before. She has been helped in the writing of this book by Samantha Russo, who attended The Institute of Optimum Nutrition and who has been working as a nutritionist for ten years, advising the general public and athletes on their diets. --此文字指其他 kindle_edition 版本。
Foreword; Introduction; 1. Super Foods; 2. Oils; 3. Spices; 4. Healthy Sweetners; 5. Acid to Placid by Samantha Russo; 6. Glossary; Recipes; 7. Salads; 8. Dressings and Dips; 9. Soups; 10. Starters and Vegetables; 11. Mains; 12. Desserts; 13. Smoothies, Juices and Shots; Bibliography; Index. --此文字指其他 kindle_edition 版本。
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