Pursuing a healthy lifestyle can be confusing enough without all the conflicting information about fad diets and nutrition myths. To help clear any confusion and set you on a straight path to health, I’ve compiled and am sharing my favorite nutrition books. These books cover all bases, from what to eat, what not to eat, effective fat loss methods, and more.
They typically say don’t judge a book by it’s cover, but “Food: What the Heck Should I Eat” is just what it seems. It takes the guesswork out of nutrition confusion by sharing exactly what to eat. Even if you aren’t keen on reading, this well-organized and easy-to-read nutrition book is for you.
“Food: What the Heck Should I Eat” provides a clear, yet extensive layout of each primary food group (protein, carbohydrates, fats, etc). Hyman covers which foods we should be eating more of and those we should avoid at all cost. More so, he takes a deep dive into why meat is the single best source of protein and how it’s been unfairly demonized. He clears up confusion about heart health and cholesterol, too. Hint: cholesterol isn’t the enemy.
Who do I recommend this for? “What the Heck Should I Eat” is a must-read for anyone who thinks oatmeal is a balanced breakfast or eggs are bad for you. In addition, it’s great for those who are thoroughly confused about what to eat. Get your copy, here!
“Genius Foods” is a comprehensive guide to optimize your brain health and cognitive function. Written with professional insight and personal experience, Lugavere shares the critical link between our brains, age, and what we eat and how we live. When Max’s mom was diagnosed with dementia, he knew there had to be a better way. Luckily, we get to reap the benefits of his research and education.
This nutrition book reveals which nutrients are best to boost your memory, energize your brain, and make you feel happier. Additionally, Lugavere explains the importance of brain-boosting fat-loss methods. If you know me, you know my personal and strong passion for sustainable fat loss. “Genius Foods” clearly and concisely breaks down how to achieve sustainable fat loss through a nourishing diet.
Who do I recommend this for? “Genius Foods” is for anyone who wants to eliminate brain fog and optimize their cognitive health. It’s also for those who have experienced dementia in their family and are seeking ways to prevent it themselves. Get your copy, here!
“Wired to Eat” discusses the necessity of balanced blood sugar to look, feel, and perform your best. Wolf takes a low-carb approach, but teaches you how to customize your diet based on how your body responds to various foods. This nutrition book is a great resource to reset your mindset around food and rewire your appetite.
Wolf really hones in on the fact that it’s not simply your lack of willpower or determination that causes you to overeat. Instead, it’s the foods you choose to eat. As you focus on resetting and rewiring your mind and body, you’ll learn how to nourish your body and reduce overall cravings.
Who do I recommend this for? “Wired to Eat” is for anyone who is struggling with any health issue or having difficulty losing weight. Alternatively, it is helpful for those who are ready to take their health to the next level. Get your copy, here!
“Deep Nutrition” is one of my personal favorite nutrition books, as it provides an ancestral perspective. Cate Shanahan is a physician and biochemist, who has studied diets from all around the world. Through her work over the years, she has identified which foods produce strong, healthy, intelligent children and active, vital elders. I’ll give you a little sneak peek: foods that are fresh, sprouted, and/or fermented are on the top off the list. Also, let’s not forget the importance of organ meat!
This nutrition book is not just about getting healthy. More so, it explains how to improve your mood and cognition, boost fertility, eliminate allergies, and develop younger skin!
Who do I recommend this for? “Deep Nutrition” is for anyone who thinks all calories are created equal or wants to optimize their diet to change their own health or their health of their future children. Get your copy, here!
These four nutrition books are incredibly insightful and educational on the topics of foundational health and nutrition. If you’re not sure how to get started on your health journey, reading one or all of these books will help you get a running start. I encourage you to take your health into your own hands and get to reading. If you need additional support, don’t hesitate to reach out.