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Eat, Drink and be Healthy

This updated edition of the national bestseller debunks dietary myths and presents Dr. Willett's New Healthy Eating Pyramid, a healthier guide to nutrition than the recently revised USDA pyramid.

Inside you'll discover:

  • eye-opening new research on the healthiest carbohydrates, fats, and proteins
  • why weight control is still the single most important factor
  • menu plans and brand-new recipes that make it even easier to reinvent your diet

Food Matters [DVD]

Food Rules: An Eater's Manual

Eat food. Mostly plants. Not too much.

Using those seven words as his guide, Michael Pollan offers this indispensable handbook for anyone concerned about health and food. Simple, sensible and easy to use, Food Rules is a set of memorable adages or 'personal policies' for eating wisely, gathered from a wide variety of sources: mothers, grandmothers, nutritionists, anthropologists and ancient cultures among them.

Whether at the supermarket, a restaurant or an all-you-can-eat buffet, this handy, pocket-size resource is the perfect manual for anyone who would like to become more mindful of the food we eat.

Food, Inc [DVD]

In Defence of Food: The Myth of Nutrition and the Pleasures of Eating: An Eater's Manifesto

This book is a celebration of food. By food, Michael Pollan means real, proper, simple food – not the kind that comes in a packet, or has lists of unpronounceable ingredients, or that makes nutritional claims about how healthy it is. More like the kind of food your great-grandmother would recognize.

In Defence of Food is a simple invitation to junk the science, ditch the diet and instead rediscover the joys of eating well. By following a few pieces of advice (Eat at a table – a desk doesn’t count. Don’t buy food where you’d buy your petrol!), you will enrich your life and your palate, and enlarge your sense of what it means to be healthy and happy.

Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think

In this illuminating and groundbreaking new book, food psychologist Brian Wansink shows why you may not realize how much you’re eating, what you’re eating–or why you’re even eating at all. Mindless Eating will change the way you look at food, and it will give you the facts you need to easily make smarter, healthier, more mindful and enjoyable choices at the dinner table, in the supermarket, in restaurants, at the office–even at a vending machine–wherever you decide to satisfy your appetite.

Super Size Me [DVD]