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Foods that Harm & Foods that Heal: Reader’s Digest

Posted Mar 12 2013 8:02pm

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A great new book came my way recently from Reader’s Digest. The book featured tons of great stuff including:

  • More than 170 foods, plus simple ways to eat, cook, and store each food to maximize its healing potential.
  • More than 100 health conditions — from arthritis to varicose veins — with quick tips on what to eat to prevent or treat each ailment.
  • An all-new overview of nutrition and food safety, including the role of phytochemicals in health; the potential dangers of pesticides, food additives, and genetically modified crops; and the best healthy cooking methods. 
  • I love that the book was set up like an encyclopedia, in alphabetic order.  

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    Each page was packed with information.  Everything from how to use the food, to what it harms and what it helps.  The pages also included great pictures and helpful tips. 

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    Another bonus: the buying tips!  Sometimes it hard to remember what to look for when buying certain fresh foods. 

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    The book also had a section on feeding kids, which I loved.  It included a breakdown of when to feed certain foods to kids and what good substitutes were available for other foods. 

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    This is a great book to add to your kitchen library!  It would make perfect reading for an afternoon in the sun or a reference book to turn to when you have a question or a condition. 

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