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19 Informative Books About Nutrition

Learn the foundations of the latest trends in nutrition.

Nutrition is a core aspect of life that is sadly being largely neglected and has been so for quite a long time now. For the better part of the last century, people have been blindly consuming whatever is being currently pushed by companies that tend to have profit as goal rather than the health of the consumer.

“You are what you eat” goes the saying, and is more than just a simple pseudo-deep phrase. What you consume deeply affects your body in the long run. A constant intake of nutritious whole food will have an enormously different effect than a constant intake of chemicals and hormone-laden artificial “food”, your choice. If getting to the bottom of the nutrition subject is what you look for, these books are here to point you the right way.

#1 Lean Habits for Weight Loss by Georgie Fear

Lean Habits for Weight Loss by Georgie Fear
Lean Habits for Weight Loss: by Georgie Fear, R.D. is the most practical, get ‘er done nutrition books that I have read. There are no crazy gimmicks or gone-tomorrow fads. Rather, she sites scientific research while offering simple solutions for fat loss that work.

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#2 In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan

In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan will completely change the way you look at good nutrition, making it easier to make healthy choices!

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#3 Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies by Dan DeFigio

Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies by Dan DeFigio
You can stop abusing sugar for comfort, energy, or convenience! This is the flagship guide for eating less sugar. By Dan DeFigio, a well-known nutrition expert who has been featured on CNN’s Fit Nation, The Dr. Phil Show, Muscle & Fitness, SELF Magazine, Readers Digest, Woman’s World, and a host of other media outlets.

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#4 Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works by Evelyn Tribole M.S. R.D.

Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works by Evelyn Tribole M.S. R.D.
This is the go-to guide for individuals who are done with chronic dieting, who want to truly make peace with food and rebuild a healthy body image. Intuitive Eating helps people get back to their own innate sense of wisdom on how to take care of and feed their bodies and get off the dieting train for good.

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#5 Real Food For Pregnancy (or Anytime!) by Lily Nichols RDN

Real Food For Pregnancy (or Anytime!) by Lily Nichols RDN
Nichols does an amazing job of using published resource to update the outdated nutrition recommendations for women planning for pregnancy, in the midst of pregnancy, or in post-partem. This book is the best of its kind, and offers up great evidence-based guidelines for eating real food – no matter your life stage.

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#6 WomanCode by Alisa Vitti

WomanCode by Alisa Vitti
If you are in your menstruating years and want to understand your hormones, this is the perfect book for you. Vitti covers how to eat to balance blood sugar and hormones throughout a woman’s cycle. Every woman should read this book!

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#7 Healthy Gut, Healthy You by Dr. Michael Ruscio

Healthy Gut, Healthy You by Dr. Michael Ruscio
Dr. Ruscio breaks the complicated gut microbiome down for the average person in this book on gut. From basic gut health to parasites and SIBO, Dr. Ruscio’s plan is great for anyone who has ever experienced gas, bloating, or constipation (so, therefore, everyone!). This is a great nutrition read!

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#8 Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family by Ellyn Satter

Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family by Ellyn Satter
Satter’s book helps parents stop the dinnertime battle with their picky kids and learn how to simply feed a family without creating restrictive behaviors or disordered eating. This book is an excellent ready for anyone who is a picky eater or has picky kids!

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#9 Supercharge Your Life: How to put real food at the heart of everything

Supercharge Your Life: How to put real food at the heart of everything
Lee Holmes holds an Advanced Certificate in Food and Nutrition and is a Certified Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. In Supercharge Your Life, she shows us how to shed our fear of eating the ‘wrong’ thing and instead celebrate beautiful and nourishing food, embrace commonsense eating and make our kitchen the heart of our home.

This inspiring and definitive book serves up 140 hearty, wholesome and energizing recipes, supported by approaches to living a balanced, mindful, connected and supercharged life.

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#10 SuperVeg: The Joy and Power of the 25 Healthiest Vegetables on the Planet

SuperVeg: The Joy and Power of the 25 Healthiest Vegetables on the Planet
In SuperVeg, Celia Brooks carefully selects 25 vegetables that she heralds as heroes, not only for their nutritional benefits but for the simple joy of cooking them. These plant champions are the ultimate health enhancers, both physiologically through their unique natural chemicals, and mindfully through discovering the most joyful way to prepare, cook and eat them.

By the time you have finished devouring SuperVeg, you will not just gain a full understanding of the surprising character and formidable power of these 25 vegetable heroes, but a life-long appreciation every time you eat them (particularly when you’re eating it as part of one of Celia’s 100 easy, delicious vegetarian and vegan recipes!)

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#11 Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food

Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food
With the publishing of his first book Grain by Grain, Bob Quinn announces the launch of his year-long book tour starting where it all began, Big Sandy, Montana. In Grain by Grain: A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food you’ll hear the story of Bob’s straight-shooting “green economy cowboy” in his own words—following him from the farm fields of Montana to Italian science labs where he discovered the health benefits of ancient wheat.

With his co-author Liz Carlisle, author of the award-winning Lentil Underground, Bob shares the practical wisdom he has learned from a lifetime of farming, from the day he stopped trying to grow food “on the cheap,” to his work creating his own renewable energy.

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#12 The Rawsome Vegan Cookbook by Emily Von Euw

The Rawsome Vegan Cookbook by Emily Von Euw
This book not only talks about nutrition, it also speaks about what vitamins and minerals your body needs and which foods can achieve that. If looking for something healthy, interesting and delicious to add to your dining these inspiring eats will wow your taste buds, and make you feel energized and nourished from the inside out.

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#13 The Plant Paradox by Dr. Steven R Gundry M.D. (Author

The Plant Paradox by Dr. Steven R Gundry M.D. (Author
This book is a must read for people interested in food and culinary medicine. It is beautifully written by Dr Stephen Gundry and essentially presents a paradigm shift in best practices in eating plants. For too long, we have been focusing on vegetarianism versus veganism along with a slew of other fad diets. Yet as many vegetarians and vegans know, it is possible to eat plants and be overweight and unhealthy. Herein lies the plant paradox.

The Plant Paradox asks a better question – is there an optimal way to eat plants? Dr Gundry introduces us to lectin which is found in gluten, seeds, nuts and leaves. Lectin is part of the self-defence mechanism of plants which is designed to protect plants for predators. When we ingest lectin, it sets off a cascade of biochemical reactions in our bodies which essentially makes us sick and promotes weight gain.

The book gives us very practical ways to avoid lectins in our diets while still allowing us to benefit from fruits and vegetables. Peeling fruits and vegetables, removing seeds from peppers and tomatoes and eating white rice thatcher than brown rice are among the practical, inexpensive tips in the book. I have gifted this book to friends and colleagues and recommend it to my patients because it works.

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#14 Whole Detox: A 21-Day Personalized Program to Break Through Barriers in Every Area of Your Life

Whole Detox: A 21-Day Personalized Program to Break Through Barriers in Every Area of Your Life
This book can help you identify what foods you personally need to include or decrease in your diet for ultimate health. Not only does it address nutrition but uses other modalities to address the mind, body, and soul for complete healing.

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#15 Prime Time Health by William Sears

Prime Time Health by William Sears
Prime Time Health is a great resource for anyone over the age of 30, or anyone who is interested in living a healthy lifestyle. The book goes over nutrition, lifestyle, exercise and attitude. It provides information on how to live with less inflammation, lower body fat, lower blood sugar, lower everything that causes disease as we age. It also provides a plan to get on track with weekly goals and meal ideas. I suggest this book to all of my clients.

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#16 Thrive Foods by Brendan Brazier

Thrive Foods by Brendan Brazier
This book is a key way to not only understand nutrition but to understand the way that your nutrition impacts the world. It not only walks you through superior foods, why they are superior and how to consume them best, but it also has fabulous recipies that teach you easy way to cook with these amazing foods in a way that keeps their many benefits intact.

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#17 Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual by Michael Pollan

Food Rules: An Eater's Manual by Michael Pollan
It’s the distillation of his larger and more comprehensive books (The Omnivores Dilemma & In Defense of Food). It’s short, easy to read, and is the most accessible nutrition book I’ve come across. This book has changed my life and I’ve never felt better.

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#18 Happy Healthy You by KJ Landis

Happy Healthy You by KJ Landis
This is a total wellness toolkit with real stories of folks who have suffered extreme trauma and those dealing with every day drama and how they not just coped, but thrived. This is available in eBook format on every type of device. It’s perfect for gift giving or for oneself, with instant, helpful impact on a loved one’s life.

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#19 First Bite by Bee Wilson

First Bite by Bee Wilson
This book talks about the history of how humans learned to eat. The author exposes myths that help people better understand why they eat the way they do. The author also talks about eating disorders and how they come about and how to avoid them. If you want to why you do the things you do, this is the book for you.

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Contributors to this article
Brandice Lardner from Grace Filled Plate

Dan De Figio from Beating Sugar Addiction

Crystal Karges from Crystal Karges Nutrition

Caitlin from Caitlin Self Nutrition and Frugal Nutrition

Lee Holmes from Murdoch Books

Celia Brooks from Murdoch Books

Bob Quinn from Bob Quinn Organic Farmer

Tam Harris from Pureveganlife

Dr Ceppie Merry from Healthy But Smart

Jennifer Smith from Joy, Energy, Nutrition

Skylar Tatu from Mind Body Spirit Wellness Coaching

Olyvia DuSold from AlignMii

Jon Stenstrom from Cast & Spear

KJ Landis from Superior Self series

Caleb Backe from Maple Holistics

Written by Zak Parker

Journalist, writer, musician, professional procrastinator. I'll add more here later.

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