New Book Shows How to Eat Your Way to Better Healthsam
The U.S. is in the middle of a health crisis, and one of the main culprits is our diet. Rich in sugars, salt, fat, refined, processed, and poorly prepared foods, and sorely lacking in real nutrition, it’s taking a toll on our bodies, minds, families, and the economy, overburdening an already taxed health care system because we eat the wrong foods. But by simply changing what we eat and how we prepare it, we can take our health into our own hands.
World’s Healthiest Foods (GMF Publishing) is the ultimate guide to making this profound transformation, one food at a time. Written by healthy cooking expert and award-winning author George Mateljan, it’s an encyclopedic yet user-friendly solution, dedicated to empowering people in the switch to healthful, nutrient-rich eating. Focusing on the 100 World’s Healthiest Foods and how to prepare them in ways everyone can enjoy, it’s far more than a book; it’s an enthusiastic call to action. As Mateljan shows, optimizing health means choosing foods that are packed with vital nutrients — vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, protein, omega-3 fats, and phytonutrients — and knowing how to prepare them for maximum potency and appeal. The information in this book is backed by solid science.
An expert on health-promoting foods and healthy cooking, Mateljan has written eight best-selling books and founded one of the largest health food companies in the world at that time. His pioneering philosophy helped create the modern organic food movement. His latest contribution, the revised edition of The World’s Healthiest Foods, includes hundreds of new recipes and more detailed methods to make healthy eating quicker, easier and more enjoyable, and help change how we eat and cook in the 21st century.
Among the information in this comprehensive guide to healthy eating and cooking are countless pearls of wisdom gleaned by Mateljan’s long career as a leader in nutrition. There are sections on how to select foods and cook to maintain nutrition. A selection of Smart Menus shows how to combine foods for synergistic reactions that pack a nutritional wallop. Mateljan also addresses the obesity epidemic in both adults and children, and offers invaluable practical tips as well startling revelations, such as:
- How even washing and storing foods the wrong way can sap them of vital nutrients.
- How overcooking can deplete up to 80 percent of the vitamins and minerals in food.
- How you can create an entire meal with optimum nutritional value, in just 15 minutes.
- The real toll that refined sugars and grains take on our immune system and other functions.
- How you can add anti-inflammatory power to your diet by changing a single meal a day.
Mateljan also debunks many myths about eating right and cooking well, instead providing real information and science-based wisdom. The book is structured to be handy and easy to reference, filled with everything from vibrant photos to “best way” how-to’s, and guiding readers in every step, from shopping to storage, meal planning to preparation. For anyone who wants to embrace a healthy lifestyle, make real changes in how and what they eat, and stay healthy and active, this book will be a go-to reference, and an endless source of inspiration.
About the Author
George Mateljan is an expert on health-promoting foods and healthy cooking. The author of eight best-selling books and founder of Health Valley Foods, one of the largest health food companies in the world, George was a pioneer in the organic food movement, encouraging and supporting the development of organic farming. After 26 years with Health Valley, he turned his energies and resources to the George Mateljan Foundation. The Foundation helps individuals learn about The World’s Healthiest Foods Way of Eating through its the creation and operation of the number one website on healthiest foods — whfoods.org (with 40 million unique visitors per year) —and the publication of health-promoting books.
Whfoods.org provides information on how to include nutrient-rich foods as part of your every day life. It is the most comprehensive website with up-to-date information about the foods that are good for you with the website supported by more than 10,000 scientifically based studies.