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Eating For Health And Pleasure - Where To Get Them Online.

-- by Alan Detwiler
Not much else is more important to enjoying yourself than good health. Likely, the best way to keep your health is to eat the right foods in the right quantities. You got to know what to eat and how to make it a pleasure. So, below is a list of books each of which is about some aspect of eating for health and pleasure.

Make your own decision whether a particular book is useful to you. Everybody's circumstances and attitudes are different. Some may be available through your local library.

eBooks about food available through

  1. Complete Idiot's Guide to Cooking Substitutions
    Author: Brown, Ellen
    Published by: Alpha Books
    What to use as replacement for ingredients in a recipe when you don't have what the recipe calls for. Also replacements for special dietary requirements such as lower calorie, low sugar, low fat, trans-fat free, egg-free, milk-free, and no gluten. Includes vegetarian and vegan substitutions and conversions for weights and measures.

  2. First Activity - Cooking
    Author: Wilkes, Angela
    Published by: Dorling Kindersley
    A cook book and recipe book for kids. Includes menus and recipe cards. Spiral binding.

  3. How to Teach Kids to Cook
    Author: Gate, Gabriel
    Published by: Allen & Unwin
    Sixty recipes, food photographs, safety advice, and practical tips.

  4. Very Vegetarian: Thrifty Appetizers, Main Meals and Desserts in Minutes
    Author: Erlic, Lily
    Published By: SynergEbooks
    Easy to prepare recipes using economical ingredients, most of which you probably already have. Suggests using free-range eggs, soya milk, tofu. Includes recommendations for choosing those ingredients. Whole-wheat flour is standard. Includes recipes using oat flour and oats plus fiber (for porridge recipes). Wheat germ and bran is used in muffins. Rice is long grain rice or brown Basmati. Sugars are usually specified as brown sugar, raw sugar, honey and maple syrup.

  5. The Strang Cancer Prevention Center Cookbook
    Author: Pensiero, Laura J.; Osborne, Michael P.; Oliveria, Susan
    Published By: McGraw-Hill
    Format: Adobe
    Price: $16.95
    A comprehensive guide to cancer prevention Presents the latest thinking on the prevention of cancer. The link between diet and health. A collection of health-inducing recipes. A comprehensive guide to cancer prevention. Advocates promoting cure through early detection. Describes how cancer-fighting agents are found in many fruits and vegetables. 150 recipes for appetizers, soups, salads, sides, entrees, and desserts. Research suggests that up to 80 percent of all cancers can be prevented by the changes in diet and lifestyle described.

  6. What to Eat
    Author: Light, Luise
    Published by: McGraw-Hill
    Eating for optimum health and longevity. A simple, research-based eating plan and nutrition guide for looking and feeling better. Guidelines for eating out. Fast, easy menus and recipes. Strategies for getting kids to eat healthy foods. How agricultural and political forces have determined our diet.

  7. Eat To Live
    Author: Fuhrman, Joel
    Published By: Little, Brown
    Format: Adobe, Microsoft Reader
    Price: $14.99
    Available to read online in eb20
    A healthy and effective plan for shedding weight, and keeping it off by choosing high nutrient density foods. Losing 20 pounds in two to three weeks. The greater the nutrient density, the more a person is satisfied with fewer calories. High nutrient density foods decrease cravings for high-calorie foods so less will power is required.

  8. You - On A Diet: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management
    Author: Roizen, Michael F.; Oz, Mehmet C.
    Published By: Simon & Schuster
    Format: Adobe, Mobipocket Reader, Microsoft Reader
    Price: $25.00
    Biological reasons for why you crave chocolate, gorge at buffets, and store body fat. Understanding the body's fat-storing and fat-burning systems. Using that knowledge to help control body fat. How the brain, stomach, hormones, muscles, heart, genetics, and stress levels interact to influence your body's size and health. An easy to learn and easy to follow diet and workout program. A comprehensive manual for to achieve and maintain an ideal and healthy body size.

  9. The Reality Diet: Lose the Pounds for Good with a Cardiologist's Simple; Healthy; Proven Plan
    Author: Schnur, Steven A.
    Published By: Penguin Group Inc.
    Adobe, Mobipocket Reader, Microsoft Reader
    Price: $15.00
    The Reality Diet contains foods from all food groups. Stresses the importance of fiber to reduce hunger, lower the risk of heart disease, colon cancer, and a host of other conditions. 200 quick, easy recipes. Eight weeks of menus, tips for eating in restaurants and an effective exercise program. A comprehensive weight-loss plan for lifelong health.

  10. 365 Days of Healthy Eating from the American Dietetic Association
    Author: Duyff, Roberta Larson
    Published By: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
    Format: Adobe
    Price: $14.95
    Available to read online in eb20
    Practical hints, tips, and strategies for healthy eating and regular exercise. Tips for smart shopping, menu choices, and food preparation. 60 simple, flavorful recipes for meals, snacks, and desserts.

  11. American Dietetic Association Guide to Better Digestion
    Author: Bonci, Leslie
    Published By: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
    Format: Adobe
    Price: $14.95
    Available to read online in eb20
    Using diet to manage gastrointestinal disorders such as gas, constipation, heartburn, or irritable bowel syndrome. Identifying the negative and positive impact certain food choices have on a digestive condition. The most common dietary mistakes made when managing gastrointestinal disorders.

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