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Health in your books (Part 1)

Post by: Deepti Khanna

The health books being released today target people, who are health conscious, who are trying to lose weight or maintain their current weight. And if not for all this, readers today want to feel fit, active, look and feel good. Every woman wants to look like she is out of a glossy magazine and can carry every outfit she watches on TV. As for the men, they dream of being active and having a well-toned body.


So in a series of blog posts we shall examine the kind of health books being released in the market every other day. Some of them concentrate on health food, some on exercising, while a few others on mental well-being. This week we shall sample or should I say taste the wide variety of health books that speak about healthy food and healthy eating habits. Here are a few picks…   

Acidity Cook Book
by Tarla Dalal

In this book Tarla Dalal presents recipes that will help deal with the problem of heart burn or acidity, a lifestyle disease that several people are battling with these days. Says Tarla Dalal, “My book is a similar attempt to beat acidity with a range of healthy recipes that are made using alkaline foods, less spices and cooked in less oil. The book also contains a detailed text about acidity.” But the book is not an all food book, as along with making correct food choices, it also speaks about the merits of living right and overcoming stress through exercise, meditation and lifestyle modifications that will combat acidity forever.


Anjum's Eat Right For Your Body Type by Anjum Anand

TLC’s famous cookery show (Indian Cooking Made Easy) host Anjum Anand tells you that the most effective way of losing weight is by eating according to your body type. Anjum's Ayurvedic Diet will help its readers live wisely and well. The book tells you how Ayurveda teaches how to maintain optimum health and harmony both within ourselves and with nature. The cook book is a unique compilation of recipes from East and West that is sure to appeal to people of all body types.


Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets To Get Your Kids Eating Good Food by Jessica Seinfeld, Steve Vance, Lisa Hubbard

Obese kids are a common sight these days. To ensure that our bachchas have their share of fresh veggies and fruits, the authors have come up with yummy food recipes that will help you wage a war against sugars, packaged foods, and other nutritional saboteurs. This book offers appetizing alternatives like pureed cauliflower in mac and cheese, and spaghetti with meatballs. Also included are tips on how to deal with the kid that "must have" the sugar laden packaged food. Also mentioned in the book is the effect of childhood obesity on kids.


Cook Right 4 Your Type by Peter J D'amado, Catherine Whitney

Peter J. D'amado, Catherine Whitney believe that it is your blood type that reflects your internal chemistry and actually determines the way you absorb nutrients. So what foods you absorb well and how your body handles food differs with each blood type and plays a key part in losing weight, resisting disease and promoting fitness and longevity.  Based on this knowledge, Eat Right 4 Your Type provides a set of blood type-specific diets to help you learn how to consume the foods that are right for you.


The Ayurvedic Cookbook by Amadea Moringstar

The Ayurvedic Cookbook gives a fresh new perspective on ayurveda, an ancient art of self-healing. Over 250 tried and tasted recipes are specifically designed to balance each constitution, with an emphasis on simplicity, ease and sound nutrition.


The Miracle Juice Diet: Lose 3 KG (7 LBS) In Just 7 Days by Amanda Cross

Amanda Cross has devised a Miracle Juice diet (co-written with Charmaine Yabsley) that has sold more than 170,000 copies worldwide. The authors claim whether the reader’s aim is to fit into a special outfit, look beach-ready, or kickstart a long-term weight-loss programme, this plan will do the trick. It contains 42 simple recipes for delicious, be-good-to-yourself juices that will cleanse your system, detox, and take off seven pounds from your existing weight in just seven days. Start the morning with a Lemon and Ginger Infusion, go on to Flat Belly Berry, and wind down with herbal tea. You'll also get motivational tips, ideas for daily treats, and gentle exercise routines to complement the diet.


Detox In A Weekend: An Easy-To-Follow Diet And Health Plan: Lose Weight And Improve Your Well-Being With A Unique Cleansing Routine by Maggie Pannell

Taking this only-weekend detox programme is the perfect solution for those who want to clean and rejuvenate their system but do not have the time to follow a long-term body-cleansing course. Packed with expert advice, guidance and tips, this comprehensive new book contains everything you need to know in order to detox safely and effectively.


We certainly don’t say that these books aren’t helpful. Most of them are and if followed will help you lose weight, feel active or tone your body, whatever the case may be. But the point is that each book works around a different kind of  theory. So here we would advice you to pick up the one you think makes sense to you or the one you think you could follow.

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love the post, when was it posted?


Mon,Jun 27th 2011 12:40 PM