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Healing Foods

Healing Foods

by Miriam Polunin
     
 

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The Knopf Canada Book of Healing Foods is a guide for everyday living, and the fastest way to understand how the foods you eat can help to heal, and help you remain healthy.

There's a healing food for almost every common health problem - from colds, stress, insomnia and high blood pressure to more complicated illnesses - and most are as close as your local

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The Knopf Canada Book of Healing Foods is a guide for everyday living, and the fastest way to understand how the foods you eat can help to heal, and help you remain healthy.

There's a healing food for almost every common health problem - from colds, stress, insomnia and high blood pressure to more complicated illnesses - and most are as close as your local grocer. Healing Foods is an indispensable guide to choosing the best foods for an active life - a bright and friendly market of knowledge that makes the time you spend at the dinner table an investment in spirited living.

In beautiful colour, it also highlights health-giving foods and their nutritional and medicinal benefits. Information on buying, storing and preparing healing foods is clearly listed, and each item - from pineapples and chilies to almonds and apricots - is linked to delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes from around the world.

A questionnaire helps you assess your diet and general health to pinpoint problem areas, while a section on ailments and treatments makes it easy to address individual concerns. Fully indexed, illustrated throughout in full colour, Healing Foods is a goldmine of information and recipes to treasure.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
YAPolunin reviews the merits of a variety of foods, emphasizing their nutritional benefits as well as providing some recipes for their enjoyment. Throughout the book, she points out historical facts along with knowledgeable comments about the changes in healthful eating habits over the years. From a scientific perspective, the author divulges ancient medicinal uses of food and what modern science has learned and proven. She begins with a basic review of the importance of food for its nutrient values and medical purposes, and then explains how the body physically uses it. In the first of four major sections, she uses 50 selected foods as specific examples of their direct influence on health and includes tips on choosing and storing that particular item. See references from the food item to recipes appear at the bottom of the page. A clear photograph of each food decorates the center of its page, adding a visual model that enhances the textual presentation. The next section presents another 30 healthful foods, although in less detail, and with smaller photographs. The third section offers ideas on how consuming specific foods may enhance cures for certain diseases. The fourth section contains the recipes. The attractive DK format, plus the wealth of information, should entice YAs.Pam Johnson, Fairfax County Public Library, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789442475
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/1999
Series:
DK Living Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
7.52(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.49(d)

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