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Product Details

  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam; Reprint edition (December 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345526872
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345526878
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 4.1 x 7.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #323,830 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An encyclopedia of foods with lifesaving benefits.”—Chicago Tribune
 

About the Author

David Grotto, RD, LDN, is the president and founder of Nutrition Housecall, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in nutrition communications, lecturing and consulting services, and personalized at-home dietary services. He served as a national media spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association and has been featured in numerous print, radio, and television interviews. Grotto serves on the scientific advisory board at Fitness magazine and is the author of 101 Optimal Life Foods. He lives with his wife, three children, and two dogs in Elmhurst, Illinois.

More About the Author

Dave's entrée into the world of nutrition started over twenty-five years ago when he began working in the natural foods business at the age of 14. After owning and operating his own natural food store for eighteen years, Dave decided to become a registered dietitian and attended the University of Illinois at Chicago. He graduated with honors with a degree in medical dietetics and nutrition and is now completing his Masters in Nutrition and Wellness at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois.

Dave hosted his own live radio show on health and nutrition for over 10 years and also hosted the television show Health & Lifestyles, Weekly with co-host Rock of Love's, Ambre Lake. He proudly served as a media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the ADA) for over six years and currently makes frequent appearances in both print and broadcast media.

Currently, Dave is the president and founder of Nutrition Housecall, LLC, a nutrition communications firm based in Chicago. He is also in private practice providing unique and lifestyle counseling for families.

Dave wrote the acclaimed book, 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life, which is now out in eighteen different languages. His second book, 101 Optimal Life Foods, with a foreword written by Montel Williams, debuted in January of 2010 and his latest book, Best Things You Can Eat, launches in January 2013. Dave is also a freelance writer and serves as an advisor to Fitness magazine plus blogs for the Real Life Nutrition community featured on WebMD.

Dave lives in the Chicagoland area with his wife Sharon; three daughters Chloe, Katie and Madison; two-female dogs Abbey and Gracie; and two female cats Bella and Lilly.

Customer Reviews

Tasty recipes, too!
T. Gidus
This is a good book to help figure out how to have a healthy diet and get the most out of the foods you eat.
Book Junkie
So easy to read - so chock full of fun facts, history and information on some great great foods.
Julie Sassano

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118 of 119 people found the following review helpful By Sue Durso on January 6, 2008
Format: Paperback
This book is a Godsend to anyone who wants to eat good food that is healthy and tastes good. I had the priviledge of having Dave Grotto as a nutritionist during chemotherapy and radiation for breast cancer. He came to my home and went through all my cabinets to show me all the items that were 'bad' or 'good', then tagged them with stickers, so I wouldnt forget. Then he took me grocery shopping to show me all the great foods that are great tasting and also very healthy. So many foods we dont realize are right in front of us that we dont try!! He taught me how to read labels, not just by fat and carbs, but the ingredient contents, and explained how to make them. It was fun and educational. I am happy to say that one year after my last treatment, my last check up was wonderful, no signs of cancer!!!! Coinsedence or fact, that foods play a big part in your health? Probably both, but I am not giving up on all the advice that Dave gave me. Im feeling wonderful. Everything he told me in person, is also in his book. I take it shopping me all the time, and refer to it quite often. Buy the book!!! You WILL NOT regret it!!
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47 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Julie Sassano on January 13, 2008
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Wow - this is really an amazing book. So easy to read - so chock full of fun facts, history and information on some great great foods. I am a "cookbook junkie" and I must say, the majority of the recipes in this book are ones I would (and have started to) make on a regular basis. But more importantly, recipes I would share with friends who aren't as "into" cooking as I am. They are easy to make and unbelievably good for you!

Thanks to the author for finally writing a healthy living / informative / cookbook / eating guidebook - that everyone who buys food for their family and friends can live by and use for years to come. My grocery shopping --- especially for grains, fruits and vegetables -- has completely changed and my husband and 3 kids are ecstatic with the food I now keep stocked in my house.

This will be my hostess gift, relative birthday gift and "go-to" gift for a long time... Thanks!
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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful By RD, Nutritionist, Food Guru on January 27, 2008
Format: Paperback
What makes this book unique is its easy to read, friendly format. Tired moms, who want to read but have limited time, will find it so refreshing to be able to start and finish on any one page! I love how it appeals to both the scientific and romantic side of food, with its hard facts and historical folk lore. I recommended it to my nutrition intern and she replied with, "I just started reading 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life. I'm sooooooo excited about this book! It's so original in its approach and I love that it's not some quick fix fad diet. I already emailed all my girlfriends about it." The recipes are super too!
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Edward McNally on January 8, 2008
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This is a well-written book. The format makes it easy to pick up and find specific information, or to read continuously. I actually did both. I started by looking up information about the health benefits of cinnamon, and ended up reading through several more foods.

The "teaser" facts presented are interesting and draw you in to learn a little more about each food. The consistent format for each food makes it easy to jump from one to another to learn what you want to know quickly.

It's also great to have a book that doesn't spend time telling you what not to eat, but telling you what *to* eat. It makes embarking on a healthy eating plan less daunting when you have a ready made shopping list rather than just a confusing exclusion list, and makes it a more positive experience.

What I especially like is that you don't just get a list of foods, but specific instructions about what to do with them, how to select them, how to store them and recipes to prepare them.

I wish the texts for the biology classes I teach were written with such clarity and conciseness.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Jill Weisenberger on January 19, 2008
Format: Paperback
What a fun book! I highly recommend it to anyone who likes to eat and cares about health. Finally a book that tells us what to eat instead of giving us the dreaded list of bad-for-you foods. David Grotto gives us the why, how and a whole lot more. Who knew that figs had more fiber than any other fresh or dried fruit and that they contain digestive enzymes? He gives us a recipe, the health benefits and some history - fun, tasty and interesting - 101 times! You'll never get in a food rut if you use this book to choose one new food each week. As a registered dietitian, I want all my patients to have this book.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Kim W. Buck on February 19, 2008
Format: Paperback
Everyone in my family has gotten or is getting a copy of this book!

At first, I used Dave's book to expand my family's diet/palate (how much chicken and broccoli can you eat?). Now, my three-year-old regularly begs me for acai berry juice, kiwi and other things you wouldn't expect toddlers to like. Our daughter's tastes, at 17 months, seem to vary according to her mood, but it's good to know that we're introducing her to a wide range of delicious foods with equally wide-ranging health benefits.

Moms with limited time, take note: the recipes, in addition to being incredibly innovative (e.g. tequila shrimp, guava and cheese empanadas), are straightforward, tasty, and won't trash your kitchen. If your kids are old enough, they're also easy enough to serve as basic cooking lessons. No better way to teach kids to appreciate food!

The biggest surprise is that I find myself turning to Dave's book as a medical reference. Not for broken legs or anything, but for colds and other common illnesses, it's useful, comforting (and effective!) to turn to healing foods in addition to - or instead of - medicines that just block symptoms instead of relieving them.

After a month of use, my book's pages are crusted and filthy - what better endorsement for a food book?
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