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The Best Things You Can Eat: For Everything from Aches to Zzzz, the Definitive Guide to the Nutrition-Packed Foods that Energize, Heal, and Help You Look Great Paperback – January 8, 2013
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Comprehensive and fun for foodies.”
Truth Magazine, 1/11/13
A quick and informative read that does all of the legwork for you, The Best Things You Can Eat makes it a bit easier to take care of yourself in 2013.”
Joy Bauer, MS RD CDN, Health and Nutrition Expert for NBC’s Today show
Dave has created the ultimate nutrition dictionary he’s boiled down all the confusing science into a handy, compact health resource that’s incredibly easy to navigate. This book enables you to feel top of your game by helping you choose the very best foods to meet your specific health goals!”
Ellie Krieger, Host of Food Network’s Healthy Appetite and author of Comfort Food Fix
The Best Things You Can Eat is like a Fortune 500 for fooda who’s who in nutritional wealth that celebrates the healthy bounty delicious real food provides. It’s chock-full of smart, useful information written in an engaging, fun way that makes you want to pick it up for pleasure as well as knowledge.”
An excellent reference book to have around the house.”
Whether you have high cholesterol or high blood pressure or you’re simply fighting the common cold, Grotto has sifted through the science to recommend top food picks based on sound science to help you heal.”
Tampa Bay Tribune, 2/23
Ever so infrequently, a nutrition book comes along that's accurate, simple to understand and serves as a handy reference. The Best Things You Can Eat is one of those books In very little time, the book will educate and empower you to take control of your own health.
Bookviews, March 2013
An interesting and informative look at common foods and their benefits Much of what [Grotto] relates is quite surprising in a good sort of way. I would recommend this book for anyone interested in learning more about what they eat daily.”
This isn’t just an awesome food and nutrition resource, it’s also a fun and relaxed read, thanks to the author’s clever, down-to-earth writing style This tome definitely won’t end up collecting dust on your bookshelfyou’ll find yourself consulting it with all your food-related questions.”
Publishers Weekly, 3/4/13
An objective and highly readable cornucopia of advice and information Readers will find real answers about the nutrient content of all kinds of readily available foods, become aware of surprisingly healthy shocker foods,’ and emerge more educated about food’s health benefitswhether they’re new to choosing healthier foods or not. This exhaustively researched book should be a top pick for any nutrition-conscious foodie.”
Philadelphia Tribune, 3/8
Whether readers are looking for something to settle an upset stomach, the best way to control blood sugar or the easiest source of vitamin D, The Best Things You Can Eat provides useful, accessible answers for healthy living.”
Miami Herald, 3/19/13
A great book about food, nutrition, and health should be informative not sensationalistic, accessible, science-based, and easy to nagivate The Best Things You Can Eat is all that.”
Midwest Book Review, March 2013
Any collection strong in nutrition and health needs this solid connection between food choices and optimum health.”
NewsBlaze.com (Australia), 3/12/13
A highly recommended.
I recommend this book to anyone who wants a fun read or has an interest in why the foods they are choosing to eat are in fact good for them.”
About the Author
He is the author of 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life and 101 Optimal Life Foods.
More About the Author
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.
Top Customer Reviews
The "bible" for nutrition in foods is the USDA nutrient database which is readily available online. You can get lists of all nutrients from highest to lowest which is all great and wonderful...the problem is they are ALL based upon 100 gram servings (about 3.5oz) - an amount not typically eaten for some foods so comparisons are not really apples to apples. In the book Dave provides serving sizes of what someone might actually eat. MUCH more useful. Furthermore the evals are based upon WHOLE foods and not those fortified - excellent! Otherwise Total cereal would be number one on every list :-)
I only wish I would have had this book last fall when I was updating my slides for the nutrition classes I teach. Would have made my job a whole lot easier!
Dave has a very laid back humorous writing style that makes the book very easy to read. Well done!
Did you know artichokes are good for lowering cholestoral and are one of the top sources of soluble fiber and can help battle liver cancer? Or that grape juice can improve memory? Lots of fun food facts in this one. Well written and cross referenced, too.
I found the book information concise and complete. Foods are grouped according to dietary objectives. And nicely put together as well. You'll find hundreds of yummy ideas to incorporate into your diet. Have fun looking up your favorite food to see what it can benefit.
It's a keeper!
Throughout the book, Grotto has charts, which highlight what foods will do certain things. In addition, there are many other tips that discuss "shocker food"--tidbits of information that stand out because they are unusual.
An excellent guide.
Clark isaacs at affairedecoeur.com
The lists covering sleep and cold/flu were helpful as well.
Thanks Dave you have made life a bit easier for a multitude of people!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I gave this to my son for Christmas as he is very much into eating healthy and exercise. (He is a cancer survivor) He was very excited to get it and said he would definitely be... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Celtic Susan
I thought this was a book for great foods for the general public. It, however, covers foods that are appropriate in response to ailments. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Laughin Bones
This book has quickly become a fantastic reference for me! It truly covers everything across the board-- and reading about all of the different foods that help with different... Read morePublished on February 7, 2014 by T.F.S.
David has done it again! He shares the latest science and research in such an encouraging, practical and entertaining way that you can't help but remember (and want to eat! Read morePublished on February 6, 2014 by Elysse Lakatos