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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 ...
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Overview


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

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Well aware of the American obsession with lists, leading dietician Grotto has compiled this index of top foods, designed to showcase individual foods’ particular benefits. He arranged lists in dozens of categories: by nutrient content, by body part, even by specific ailments (from black beans and black raspberries for breast cancer to carrot juice’s superiority in maintaining gum health). Beyond the many lists, readers will find an objective and highly readable cornucopia of advice and information as Grotto briefly explains why each food is a valuable addition to one’s diet and he outlines how understanding the mechanisms of specific health problems is central to his approach. Readers will find real answers about the nutrient content of all kinds of readily available foods, become aware of surprisingly healthy "shocker foods," and emerge more educated about food’s health benefits——whether they’re new to choosing healthier foods or not. This exhaustively researched book should be a top pick for any nutrition-conscious foodie. (Feb.)
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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.”

Joy Bauer, MS RD CDN, Health and Nutrition Expert for NBC’s Today show

“Dave has created the ultimate nutrition dictionary – he’s boiled down all the confusing science into a handy, compact health resource that’s incredibly easy to navigate. This book enables you to feel top of your game by helping you choose the very best foods to meet your specific health goals!”

Ellie Krieger, Host of Food Network’s Healthy Appetite and author of Comfort Food Fix

The Best Things You Can Eat is like a Fortune 500 for food—a who’s who in nutritional wealth that celebrates the healthy bounty delicious real food provides. It’s chock-full of smart, useful information written in an engaging, fun way that makes you want to pick it up for pleasure as well as knowledge.”

EatDrinkBetter.com, 2/1/13
“An excellent reference book to have around the house.”

About.com, 2/14/13

“Whether you have high cholesterol or high blood pressure or you’re simply fighting the common cold, Grotto has sifted through the science to recommend top food picks based on sound science to help you heal.”

Tampa Bay Tribune, 2/23

“Ever so infrequently, a nutrition book comes along that's accurate, simple to understand and serves as a handy reference. The Best Things You Can Eat…is one of those books…In very little time, the book will educate and empower you to take control of your own health.

Bookviews, March 2013

“An interesting and informative look at common foods and their benefits…Much of what [Grotto] relates is quite surprising in a good sort of way. I would recommend this book for anyone interested in learning more about what they eat daily.”

AppforHealth.com, 3/1

“This isn’t just an awesome food and nutrition resource, it’s also a fun and relaxed read, thanks to the author’s clever, down-to-earth writing style…This tome definitely won’t end up collecting dust on your bookshelf—you’ll find yourself consulting it with all your food-related questions.”

Publishers Weekly, 3/4/13

“An objective and highly readable cornucopia of advice and information…Readers will find real answers about the nutrient content of all kinds of readily available foods, become aware of surprisingly healthy ‘shocker foods,’ and emerge more educated about food’s health benefits—whether they’re new to choosing healthier foods or not. This exhaustively researched book should be a top pick for any nutrition-conscious foodie.”

Philadelphia Tribune, 3/8

“Whether readers are looking for something to settle an upset stomach, the best way to control blood sugar or the easiest source of vitamin D, The Best Things You Can Eat provides useful, accessible answers for healthy living.”

Miami Herald, 3/19/13

“A great book about food, nutrition, and health should be informative not sensationalistic, accessible, science-based, and easy to nagivate…The Best Things You Can Eat is all that.”

Midwest Book Review, March 2013

“Any collection strong in nutrition and health needs this solid connection between food choices and optimum health.”

NewsBlaze.com (Australia), 3/12/13

“A highly recommended.

SharonPalmer.com, 12/11/2013

“I recommend this book to anyone who wants a fun read or has an interest in why the foods they are choosing to eat are in fact good for them.”

Library Journal
Here nutritionist Grotto (101 Foods That Could Save Your Life) ranks foods by nutrional content; for example, the best source of Vitamin C is guavas, second best is sweet red peppers. He also discusses the value of supplements (far inferior to the food items) and warns of the dangers of excess, as well as the effects of deficiencies. VERDICT Comprehensive and fun for foodies, but will have limited appeal to those simply interested in losing weight.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738215969
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 1/8/2013
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 381,376
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet 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.

http://davidgrotto.wordpress.com/

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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

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