Synopses & Reviews
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
"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.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Library Journal, December 2012“Comprehensive and fun for foodies.”
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 NBCs Today show
Dave has created the ultimate nutrition dictionary hes boiled down all the confusing science into a handy, compact health resource thats 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 Networks Healthy Appetite and author of Comfort Food Fix
The Best Things You Can Eat is like a Fortune 500 for fooda whos who in nutritional wealth that celebrates the healthy bounty delicious real food provides. Its 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.”
An excellent reference book to have around the house.”
Whether you have high cholesterol or high blood pressure or youre 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.”
This isnt just an awesome food and nutrition resource, its also a fun and relaxed read, thanks to the authors clever, down-to-earth writing style
This tome definitely wont end up collecting dust on your bookshelfyoull 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 foods health benefitswhether theyre 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.
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.”
Draws on the latest nutritional and scientific research, to assemble the most authoritative compilation of food rankings ever produced
Is a tomato or carrot the best source of vitamin C? Are beans better than oats for lowering cholesterol? From bestselling nutritionist David Grotto comes the firstever book of food rankings and an indispensable resource for every foodie and healthconscious consumer.Authoritative, enlightening, and full of surprises, The Best Things You Can Eat
pits one food against another and reveals the most beneficial foods in dozens of categories. With a foreword by bestselling Hungry Girl
author, Lisa Lillien.
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: Ill 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