Best diet books of all time
This book reviews the long-standing debate over the relative merits of a high-protein versus a low-protein diet. When protein (or ‘animal substance’) was first discovered in vegetable foods it was hailed as the only true nutritional principle. Leibig, the leading German chemist of the mid-nineteenth century, believed that it provided the sole source of energy for muscular contraction. In contrast, health reformers argued that high intakes were over-stimulating, leading to dissipation and decline. The subject came to widespread public attention again in the 1950s as the United Nations debated the need for providing protein supplements to Third World infants. At a time when the concern has resurfaced that over-consumption of protein in affluent societies may damage health, this book provides a fascinating historical perspective.
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Originated from the Andeans and characterized by its high nutritional value and wide adaptability, the potato is one of the most globally important crops today. It is now being planted in about 160 countries, with China as the biggest potato producer in the world, accounting for one-fourth of the world's total production. The production and consumption of potatoes in China will […] The Athlete’s Simple Guide to a Plant-Based Lifestyle : How to Easily Improve Your Health, Performance, and Longevity. Works for Non-Athletes, Too! – Suzanna McGee
Millions of people are adopting a whole foods plant-based diet to improve their health and longevity. Now, the athletes are joining the movement to maximize their performance. For athletes, recovery after exercise is one of the major determining factors of athletic success. Reducing the recovery time between your workouts will make a big impact on your overall performance. Using […] For the Beauty…How Our Food Choices Affect God’s World – Rd Jennifer E Moore MS
Have you ever thought about how your food choices align with your values? This book exposes the tragedies of the typical American diet load animal protein and fat: an act of cruelty toward God's creatures, destruction of God's environment, and a degradation of His people's health. Plant based nutrition positively impacts God's world for the greater good.
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Protein shortage in the nonindustrialized countries is a serious threat to the health and well-being of much of the world's population. Rice, corn, wheat, and legumes do not supply enough protein to meet human requirements, especially those of preschool children, pregnant and nursing mothers, and adults doing heavy work. It is critically important to find ways of increasing the world […] Understanding Cellular Metabolism : Nutrition, Health and Beauty – Leonard Sonnenschein
"This book is very easy reading and took me back to previous biology courses. The author questions the role of certain parts of the cell. The chapters on food chemistry with emphasis on vitamins and their role in our everyday life were quite illuminating. I believe that Leonard Sonnenschein has given us new insight into the metabolism of plants and animals." Nathaniel H. Murdock, M. […] Beriberi, White Rice, and Vitamin B : A Disease, a Cause, and a Cure – Kenneth J. Carpenter
In this comprehensive account of the history and treatment of beriberi, Kenneth Carpenter traces the decades of medical and chemical research that solved the puzzle posed by this mysterious disease. Caused by the lack of a minute quantity of the chemical thiamin, or vitamin B1 in the diet, beriberi is characterized by weakness and loss of feeling in the feet and legs, then swelling […] La Alimentacion Energetica – Anna Cole
It's no secret that an individual's diet can affect her health and energy levels for good or ill. With the range of available food options currently available, however, it isn't always easy to know what to eat or in what combinations. In this detailed and accessible guide, two nutritional experts outline the foods and nutrients the human body needs to function optimally, and describe […] Letter on Corpulence – William Banting
In what's billed as the "world's first diet book," William Banting offered his strategy for losing weight. He ate four meals a day, didn't exercise much, drank alcohol, and swore off only a few foods. And, what's more, anyone familiar with current low-carb diets will find similar advice here -- advice given in 1864. William Banting was a carpenter in Victorian London whose weight […]
Best diet books of all time