Top 12 Healthy Eating Books of the Year

With the entire world under the influence of the pandemic, personal healthcare has become even more of a priority. Here are the top 12 healthy eating books that will help you grow healthier and happier this year.

1. Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch

Top 12 Healthy Eating Books of the Year

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Unlike the usual food and nutrition book, Intuitive Eating truly addresses the root cause behind all eating disorders: the self-image. The writers draw attention to the obvious truth that weight and outward appearance do not determine the value of a person.

The book focuses on understanding the needs of the body and making food choices based not on our ideal appearance, but on what our bodies need, and creating a healthy relationship with food, the mind, and the body.

2. The anti-anxiety food solution by Truddy Scott

The anti-anxiety food solution by Truddy Scott
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In modern times, anxiety disorders are a growing concern across the globe. This book talks about how food, especially fruits and vegetables, can benefit mental health and wellbeing. It contains four unique antianxiety diets that are designed to address the nutritional deficiencies that are affecting your mental wellbeing.

3. The Food Revolution by John Robbins

The Food Revolution by John Robbins

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The environment suffers from pollution, global warming, dying coral reefs, a punctured sky… What can an individual even do, you ask? This book talks about how you can have a positive effect on the environment simply by making healthier food choices. John Robbins helps you understand food right from its cultivation and till your body absorbs the nutrients.

4. How Not To Die by Michael Greger

How Not To Die by Michael Greger

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True to its title, this book takes an inverted approach as compared to most healthy eating books. Michael Greger begins by addressing the most common ailments that cause premature death today, then discusses the food habits that can help to prevent, control, and even reverse the conditions.

His writing speaks scientific facts, yet is simple and good for a quick, relaxing read. The book addresses root causes, not just symptoms, of chronic ailments such as diabetes, breathing-related conditions, and even cancer, and empowers the reader with the knowledge of how to simply keep calm and eat well.

5. Eat, Drink and Be Healthy by Walter Willett.

Eat, Drink and Be Healthy by Walter Willett

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Misinformed “healthy” food choices can sometimes be more harmful than a casual, unconcerned diet. In his book, Walter Willett exposes the faulty food triangle and what is dangerously wrong with popular diets.

The book is full of well researched and simply expressed information to help the reader learn the truth about the food we eat. It also includes special tips and a collection of healthy recipes.

6. Wildly Affordable Organic by Linda Watson.

Wildly Affordable Organic by Linda Watson.

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Often, the benefits of organic food get overshadowed by the heavy price tags they come with. This book explains how that absolutely does not have to be the case. This is a guide to eating chemical-free, antibiotic-free, and pocket-friendly, healthy and organic meals! A must-read in today’s world.

7. The Nourished Kitchen by Jennifer McGrunther.

The Nourished Kitchen by Jennifer McGrunther

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Traditional food has made a clear comeback as the most sustainable and healthy food choice. From the local, seasonal food, to probiotic-rich fermented delicacies, The Nourished Kitchen is a guide to an indigenous diet with over 160 recipes for all seasons around the globe.

8. Unsavory Truth by Marion Nestle

Unsavory Truth by Marion Nestle

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This book lays out the unsugarcoated reality of the food industry. It reveals how the industry manipulates nutrition researches to create highly profitable, easily marketed claims about health. Such widespread manipulation affects the health and safety of every individual. This book bares the bitter truth that everyone needs to know.

  1. How to Be Well by Dr. Frank Lipman.

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This book is a simple manual to nutrition and vitality and contains clear advice with detailed explanations that are easy to understand. Dr Lipman explains nutrition as not a separate element, but as a part of a system, including sleep, movement, toxins and stress, all of which he addresses alongside. The book is full of little steps to a better lifestyle, encouraging the reader to pick them up one at a time.

10. How Not to Diet by Michael Greger.

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This is arguably the best “diet book” of the decade, revealing the groundbreaking science of healthy and permanent weight loss. It presents a straightforward case for quitting diets in favour of understanding food and nutrition, and one’s own unique body.

This results in self-driven, sustainable healthy habits and a higher level of self-confidence and happiness due to the absence of the stress that comes with an externally imposed diet.

11. The Blue Zones Kitchen by Dan Buettner.

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The term “blue zones” refers to the parts of the world which observe a longer average lifespan. This is a recipe book that is a compilation of over 100 recipes inspired by the cultures and traditions of the blue zones: Greece, Japan, and Costa Rica.

12. The Insta-Food Diet by Pixie Turner.

The Insta-Food Diet by Pixie Turner.

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Pixie Turner is a nutritionist who is well known for debunking incorrect fitness advice online. In this book, she discusses the impact that social media has on eating habits, influencing restaurants, and even food policies, and the dangers of it. It also guides us on how to avoid being brainwashed by misinformation on social media.