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What to Eat? Eliminate Nutrition Confusion Once & For All

After reading one of my favorite health related books, The Slow Down Diet by Marc David, it completely transformed the way I looked at nutrition and the way I thought about “what to eat?”.

In the book, Marc David emphasizes the power of elevating the quality of your food. He defines quality as,

“...any or all of the following: real; fresh; organic; gourmet; lovingly crafted; homemade; locally produced; heirloom varieties; nutrient dense; low in human-made toxins; grown and marketed with honesty and integrity; tasteful; filled with true flavor, not virtual ones that mask the absence of nutrients and vitality. Quality means that care and consciousness permeate a food, and that the food itself has a good story to tell.”

I don’t know about you, but thinking about quality food in this way sounds like a normal heart-centered approach to choosing the food we eat.

Prior to reading this book, I had read many other health and nutrition books such as the China Study, Skinny Bitch and The Beauty Detox. All of these books emphasized the importance of a whole foods, plant-based diet which did not include meat, dairy, oils, gluten, or any processed foods.

I strongly believe in the benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet and completely respect all of the nutrition research findings that support this diet. These books really opened my eyes to the potential toxins in our foods and the negative effects of consuming a high meat and dairy based diet.

Although I believe in this information and think a lot of people can really thrive on this way of living, it just wasn’t working for me and I wasn’t sure why. I tend to take a very “All or Nothing” approach to dieting which usually looked like ALL in for a few days and all OUT for way more days. I could never 100% commit to this diet for more than 4 or 5 days (and really sometimes you just want to eat a pizza with real cheese, ya know?).

10 Must Read Health Books to Transform Your Life

10 Must Read Health Books to Transform Your Life

I don’t know about you, but I have a passion for reading and learning - especially when it comes to health and wellness related books.

There's so much conflicting information our there and I just love to  read all the different philosophies so then I can form my own ideas and beliefs. 

I really just believe knowledge is so important if we want to grow and expand, and even more important when it comes to our health. 

So I’m definitely not here to tell you that you HAVE to read all of these books. But if you’re like me, and actually enjoy learning about nutrition, food, and how to improve your health then I think you’re going to love this list I’ve compiled.

Over the past 10 years, I’ve read a ton of health, nutrition and wellness related books. But only a handful of them have really impacted my life and I still reference them today.

So if you’re looking to expand your knowledge and start improving your health, here’s my 10 Favorite Health Related Books for you to explore:

How to Water Guide

How to Water Guide

It’s true, water is a gift that most people take for granted. There are so many benefits of water and not enough people taking advantage of them.

I get it. I used to think water was boring and had no flavor. Now, water is my beverage of choice. There are so many ways to make water more pleasurable and the benefits emphasize why drinking water is essential.

 

Benefits of Drinking Water

Digestion Water plays an important role in digestion. Water helps with reducing headaches, fatigue, and sugar cravings. All of these can lead to stress and digestive problems. Water helps to keep things moving along in your body which can reduce the likelihood of constipation. It can also aid in reducing toxins in the body through sweat, urine, feces, ect.