Synopses & Reviews
This well-researched, thought-provoking guide to traditional foods contains a startling message: Animal fats and cholesterol are not villains but vital factors in the diet, necessary for normal growth, proper function of the brain and nervous system, protection from disease and optimum energy levels. Sally Fallon dispels the myths of the current low-fat fad in this practical, entertaining guide to a can-do diet that is both nutritious and delicious.Nourishing Traditions will tell you: 1.Why your body needs old fashioned animal fats 2.Why butter is a health food 3.How high-cholesterol diets promote good health 4.How saturated fats protect the heart 5.How rich sauces help you digest and assimilate your food 6.Why grains and legumes need special preparation to provide optimum benefits 7.About enzyme-enhanced food and beverages that can provide increased energy and vitality 8.Why high-fiber, lowfat diets can cause vitamin and mineral deficiencies Topics include the health benefits of traditional fats and oils (including butter and coconut oil); dangers of vegetarianism; problems with modern soy foods; health benefits of sauces and gravies; proper preparation of whole grain products; pros and cons of milk consumption; easy-to-prepare enzyme enriched condiments and beverages; and appropriate diets for babies and children.
In this popular and comprehensive book, nutrition researcher and founder of the Weston A. Price Foundation Sally Fallon recalls the culinary customs of our ancestors and looks ahead to a future of robust good health for young and old. Nourishing Traditions offers modern families a fascinating guide to wise food choices and proper preparation techniques. Fallon unites the wisdom of the ancients with the latest independent and accurate scientific research. The revised and updated second edition contains over 700 delicious recipes that will please both exacting gourmets and busy parents -- plus a wealth of informative nutrition information, research summaries, and suggestions for how to serve various foods. More than just a cookbook, this is a treatise advocating for a renewed traditional approach to food and cooking.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 627-628) and indexes.