If you want to know how to live a long, happy life by understanding science in a manner that promotes a healthier diet, then you might want to read “The Healthy Eating Handbook: A Definitive Guide to Nutrition and Dietetics.” This book is the result of a collaboration between the world-famous author, Sharon La Gramma, and her son, Lucien Bouchard. In this book, they describe their discoveries and research into nutrition and diet fads that are known to contribute to heart disease. They also teach readers how to evaluate the scientific data on which diet fads are effective and those that aren’t.
The book is designed to educate the reader about the most common nutrition fads of our time, and then explain why they aren’t really worth your while. At the end of each chapter, there is usually a surprise or a shocking revelation about an aspect of popular diets. For example, there is a chapter that discusses the surprising fallacy that low fat diets cause heart disease, when in fact it is the very opposite! Another surprise is the chapter on “diet cults,” where the author exposes the truth about some diet fads, such as the Atkins diet, The South Beach diet and the Zone diet, and explains why you shouldn’t be concerned with how “easy” or “low-fat” a diet is.
The publication dates back to 1923. Although it is not as rich in content as the volume that the Dieticians’ Health Book (which is much more recent), “The Healthy Eating Handbook: A Definitive Guide to Nutrition and Dietetics,” contains many recipes, a very nice glossary of terms, and a nice list of side tables. In addition, it doesn’t try to introduce you to the latest nutrition fads. Instead, it gives you the basics, the essentials. There is a lot of information in this one volume that you won’t find in any other cookbook on cooking and nutrition.
As indicated, much of the information in this one volume is centered around the diet book, but there are also a very helpful bibliography and index. There are many interesting discussions on the historical perspective of nutrition, from the view of nutritionist Dr. Arthur Agatston, to modern bodybuilding athlete, Rich Rollo. There is also a short essay on the relationship between the ancient and the modern bodybuilder. Also available is a glossary of terms that might come in handy if you’re not familiar with certain terms used in modern bodybuilding. There is also a short article on Dr. Antonio Valladares’s book, “The Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding,” which provides a very helpful reference for anyone who is unfamiliar with these terms.
However, the real strength of “The Healthy Eating Handbook: A Definitive Guide to Eating Well Since 1958” is in its fifth edition. In this fifth edition, Lucyys offers a multitude of completely new entries as well as expanded and revised material on healthy eating. She has expanded the book to better address the needs of women as well as men. This fifth edition clearly addresses the needs of families as well as individuals.
Unlike many of her competitors, who have written and promoted books around fad diets and quick weight loss programs, Lucyys’ focus is on health, nutrition, and proper eating. She does not promote specific weight loss diets or quick remedies. Rather, she stresses the importance of proper nutrition for a long and healthy life.
The book explores the question of whether or not it is possible to develop a diet plan that is sustainable over an extended period of time. It explores the issue of creating a menu for long-term nutrition and how the various components of a healthy diet relate to creating menus for long-term nutrition. It also explores how the various components of a healthy diet relate to creating menus for future years as well. In addition, the second edition of includes many completely new entries as well as more updates on many of the issues that were addressed in the first edition.
The Healthy Eating Book offers an easy-to-use interface for a variety of audiences, whether they are women trying to lose weight, men attempting to improve their health and fitness, or families seeking a healthy and nutritious meal. As with any other type of nutritional and diet book, there are certain cautions and disclaimers. This book does not address specific food allergies and concerns related to specific food ingredients, especially gluten, as some fad diets do. It also does not address some of the more serious issues surrounding nutrition, which include saturated fats, cholesterol, and weight control. However, the second edition to incorporate many new additions as well as an improved format to make it easier for readers to understand nutrition better.