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

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

by David Grotto

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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 David Grotto draws on the latest nutritional and scientific research to assemble the most authoritative compilation of food rankings ever produced. Here are just some of the useful lists you’ll find inside:

* 8 Best Foods for Lowering Cholesterol
* Top 6 Foods to Control Your Blood Pressure
* 7 Best Foods for Stopping Bad Breath
* 5 Best Foods to Slow Down Aging* Top 5 Foods for Numbing Aches and Pains

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738215969
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 01/08/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 885,464
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

David Grotto, RD, LDN, graduated with honors with a degree in medical dietetics and nutrition from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Formerly the national spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, he is now the founder and president of Nutrition Housecall, LLC, a nutrition consulting firm that provides nutrition communications, lecturing and consulting services, and also offers personalized at-home dietary services.

He is the author of 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life and 101 Optimal Life Foods.

Table of Contents

The book will be organized into three main sections, sixteen chapters and approximately 100 lists. Each section, and each list within a section, will have its own introduction.

Foreword by Lisa Lillien, "Hungry Girl"

Section 1: Vital Nutrient Foods Chapter 1: The Vita-man Can Including: Richest 5 Sources of Vitamin A, Beta-Carotene, Thiamin (B-1, Riboflavin (B-2), etc.
Chapter 2: Digging the Minerals Including: Top Sources of Calcium, Chromium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, etc.
Chapter 3: Chewing the Fats, Fiber, and Phytosterols Including: Best 7 Sources of Monounsaturated Fatty Acids, Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Insoluble Fiber, Soluble Fiber, etc.

Section 2: Best Foods for Whatever Ails You Chapter 4: Digest this!
Including: Top 10 Foods that Bug You, Best Foods for Promoting Regularity, Sour-Stomach Food Cures, Acid-Blocking Foods, Best Gluten-free Grains, etc.
Chapter 5: Hearty Foods Including: Top Cholesterol-Blocking Foods, Best Foods to Boost Your “Good” Cholesterol, Best Foods to Lower Your “Bad” Cholesterol, Foods to Lower Your Triglycerides, etc.
Chapter 6: Chews to Lose Including: Top 5 Foods That Keep you Feeling Full, Accelerate Your Metabolism, Diuretic Foods, etc.
Chapter 7: Sugar Blues Including: Foods for Resolving Hypoglycemia, Blood Sugar-Lowering Foods Chapter 8: Oral Majority Including: Foods for Stopping Bad Breath, Cavity-Fighting Foods, Best Foods for Gum Health Chapter 9: Grant Me Immunity!
Including: Top Foods to Battle the Common Cold and Influenza, Cancer Fighters Chapter 10: Exercising Your Bites Including: Top 5 Foods For an Energy-Kick, Best Pre-Workout Foods, Best Post-Workout Foods Chapter 11: Best to Ingest While on the Nest Including: Top 10 “Conceivable” Foods, Best “Comfort Foods," Foods for Stopping Nausea Chapter 12: Mindful Menu Including: Best Foods for Zzzz, “Forget-me-not” Foods, Foods for Just Chilling Out Chapter 13: Best for Inside and Out Including: Best 6 Foods For Slowing Down Your Biological Clock, Detoxifying Foods, “Good to the Bone” Foods, Foods for Better Eyesight, etc.

Section 3: Best in Show Chapter 14: Food Category Superstars Including: Best Dairy Foods, Grains, Nuts, Veggies, etc.
Chapter 15: Herbs, Spices, and Oils Including: The Best 5 Oils on Earth, Herbs and Spices, Sweeteners, Salt Substitutes Chapter 16: I’ll Drink to That!
Including: Antioxidant-Rich Juices, Best Tea Varieties, Best Coffee Varieties, Most Nutritious Alcoholic Beverages Chapter 17: What if…?
Including: Top 5 Foods For a Traffic Jam, Surprise Company, Cure a Hangover, Healthy Foods for a Tight Budget, etc.

Index by Food

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

Library Journal, December 2012“Comprehensive and fun for foodies.”

Truth Magazine, 1/11/13“A quick and informative read that does all of the legwork for you, The Best Things You Can Eat makes it a bit easier to take care of yourself in 2013.”

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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 L 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My insomnia is cured and we have altered some of our eating habits. This book is very well written and easy to use