We all need more nutrition in our diets – especially if you eat a lot of processed foods.
Processed foods are full of chemicals, preservatives, dyes, fake fats, and other harmful ingredients. And, packaged foods tend to have less nutrients due to the way they are produced, leaving you feeling hungry and unsatisfied soon afterward. You might even feel stomach cramping, have gas or diarrhea, and just feel rotten.
And guess what? Those are NOT normal!!!
Due to chemicals and engineering, processed foods can also alter your body’s tastes and desires, and make you crave more of what’s bad for you.
So you get stuck in a loop of eating processed foods. You are unmotivated, feel as though you don’t have enough time to cook. Maybe preparing real food from scratch seems too difficult and cost prohibitive. And yet, the more you eat those foods, the worse you feel and the less energy you have.
Something’s gotta give.
Enter real, nutrient-dense foods
When food is grown in nutrient-rich soil and without chemicals, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, and GMOs, which do have a negative impact on our health. Nutrient-content is always higher, and nutrients support health.
The result? You have more energy, less health issues, and you just feel better.
Here are 10 books that can help you improve the quality of your diet, with information about how to find, prepare, and entice you to improve the way you eat, achieve your goal of getting more nutrition out of your meals – and fit within your budget.
These authors have done the research and homework so you don’t have to…it’s easier than you think!
All these great books and 40+ others are included in the Extreme Health Library bundle being offered at a great price through MARCH 7th.
Thrifty Food Plan Experience / Millie Copper
Good health and good-eating can feel expensive but in Thrifty Food Plan Experience Millie Copper provides in-depth support in feeding a family of five on $172 per week, from a Weston A. Price Foundation dietary perspective. She provides 67 pages of thoughts, tips, and ideas plus a 2 week menu plan, over 40 recipes (and links to many more) to help you succeed.
(67 pages; PDF format; $8.95)
Off The Shelf / Kris Bordessa
Off The Shelf by Kris Bordessa gives you the tools to replace store-bought condiments, toppings, and snacks with healthier homemade alternatives. Complementing our products on giving up processed foods, these simple and beautiful recipes will allow you to say goodbye to food additives forever.
(43 pages; PDF format; $7)
100 Days of Real Food Challenge / Lisa Leake
A family with 2 young children in Charlotte, NC took a 100 Days of Real Food pledge. They didn’t eat a single ounce of processed food or refined ingredients for 100 days in the hopes that they would inspire people to follow suit. If you are new to a diet of unprocessed food, prepare to be inspired. Lisa Leake and the team at 100 Days of Real Food offer you meal plans, recipes, and tips to help you in your journey. They provide a quick guide to real food shopping as a bonus in this offer and have extensive free resources on their website for you to explore.
(73 pages PDF format; Bonus)
The Savvy Shopper’s Guide to Sustainable Food / Raine Saunders
Learn how to source health foods from sustainable sources, whether it is from local farms and farmer’s markets in your area, online merchants, delivery services, local grocery, or health food stores.
Learn to read labels, what to look for, what to avoid, and how to select and buy the best foods available for better health. Learn more about why supporting the sustainable food system is so important – and how it really can keep you healthy and feed the world.
(139 pages; PDF format; $24)
Nourishing Our Children
If you’ve heard of the dietary perspective of the Weston Price Foundation and wondered what it is all about, Nourishing Our Children: Timeless Principles For Supporting Learning, Behavior, and Health Through Optimal Nutrition from the San Francisco chapter spells out its philosophy in a beautiful and easy-to-read format.
The e-book provides dietary principles for parents to follow before and after conception, as well as recommendations on how to nourish rather than merely feed their children. It also covers the problems associated with modern processed foods and vital information about water and fluoride, traditional fats and oils, milk, soy, vital nutrients, and healthy meal preparation.
(97 pages; PDF format; $20)
Broth: Elixir Of Life / Patricia Lacoss-Arnold.
Our ancestors made use of every part of the animal to nourish them, including the bones. Bones are rich in calcium and other minerals; bones contain collagen which brings elasticity to the skin; bones are rich in gelatin which aids in digestion. Using bones to make broth is a key strategy to extract bone nutrients and add them to your diet.
Patricia Lacoss-Arnold in Broth: Elixir of Life will describe how to make and use broth in your every day cooking. If you have ever wonder how to make broth from beef, chicken, fish or even rabbit bones, you will soon learn about the flavors of these different options.
(59 pages; PDF format; $8.99)
Eat More Leafy Greens / Cynthia Lair.
How do you choose, chop, and cook your greens? What greens are best in a raw salad? If you are new to greens, Cynthia Lair in Eat More Leafy Greens provides you with an excellent orientation for getting started.
How do you know if a particular green is best eat cooked or raw? Check the list of greens in this 20-page guide or use one simple tip that Cynthia will teach you.
(20 pages; PDF format; $6.99)
Rebuild from Depression: A Nutrient Guide / Amanda Rose, Ph.D. and Annell Mavrantonis, M.D.
Rebuild from Depression: A Nutrient Guide, Including Depression in Pregnancy and Postpartum identifies seven nutrients most commonly associated with depression in the medical literature, including Omega 3 in fish oil, B vitamins, vitamin D, iron, magnesium, and zinc. They provide readers with tools to: (1) Identify a nutrient deficiency, (2) Locate the best supplements / vitamins for depression, and (3) Select and prepare foods to maximize those nutrients in their diets.
The ebook opens with Rose’s biography of depression and psychosis. She makes a compelling claim: My grandmother died at the age of sixty-one from complications of postpartum depression. Rose argues that her grandmother showed signs of nutrient deficiencies in her twenties, did not correct them, and suffered a life of depression, diabetes, and heart disease, all of which share a common nutrient deficiency: Omega 3 fatty acids.
(200 pages; PDF format; $19.97)
Divine Dinners: Gluten-Free, Nourishing, Family-Friendly Meals / Lydia Joy Shatney
Lydia Joy Shatney offers Divine Dinners: Gluten-Free, Nourishing, Family-Friendly Meals complete with 75 recipes to help you create menus full of wonderful, gluten-free dinners. With meat-based entrees and a collection of side dishes, soups, sauces, dips, and spreads, you will spend weeks cooking through this cookbook.
(104 pages; PDF format; $14.95)
The Five Flavors of Food /Lisa Mase
Lisa Mase of Harmonized Cookery shares “The Five Flavors of Food: Combining Ingredients Into Harmonious Meals.” To satisfy the whole being, Traditional Chinese Medicine encourages including five flavors in each meal: sweet, sour, salty, pungent, and bitter. The five flavors correspond to the five elements: Earth, Wood, Water, Metal and Fire. Planning menus that incorporate these elements and flavors, we can start to recognize which foods help us harmonize with our environment and the seasons.
(4 pages; PDF format; Bonus)
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Ends Thursday March 7th at midnight, PST.