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Your Coronavirus reading list: 10 Books on nutrition and healthy eating

COVID-19 is paralyzing the World. Cities all over the world are in major lockdown as coronavirus knows no borders. Let’s use our time wisely, while we all stay at home to stop coronavirus from spreading too fast. It is a great opportunity to reflect our eating habits and establish new healthy routines. We made list with our favorite books, featuring recommendations from Eugenia Alfine, Bhargavi Arvind, Angelika de Bree, Simone K. Frey, Roxanna Rokosa and Adrian Hodgson.

Here are 10 recommended reads on nutrition and healthy eating to read while staying home:

1. Is Butter a Carb?: Unpicking Fact from Fiction in the World of Nutrition by Rosie Saunt and Helen West

UK registered dietitians Rosie Saunt and Helen West are the founders of The Rooted Project, set up to translate the latest research direct to your plate, and make evidence-based nutrition accessible and engaging.

2. The Longevity Diet: Discover the New Science Behind Stem Cell Activation and Regeneration to Slow Aging, Fight Disease, and Optimize Weight

The Longevity Diet is a set of guidelines for healthy eating developed by biochemist Valter Longo, the director of the Longevity Institute at USC. In his book details what to eat to stay young and live longer, healthier lives.

3. Food and Nutrition: What Everyone Needs to Know® by P.K. Newby

Nutrition Scientist P.K. Newby debunks popular myths and food folklore, encouraging readers to "learn, unlearn, and relearn" the fundamentals of nutrition at the heart of a health-giving diet. She is an inspiring thought leader who speaks internationally about why, what we eat, matters — from farm to fork. Get to know more about P.K. in our interview.

4. We Are the Weather - Jonathan Safran Foer

In his new book, Jonathan Safran Foer explores the central global dilemma of our time in a surprising, deeply personal, and urgent new way.

5. How not to die by Michael Greger

In How Not to Die, Dr. Michael Greger, the internationally-renowned nutrition expert, examines the fifteen top causes of premature death in America and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills and other pharmaceutical and surgical approaches, freeing us to live healthier lives.

6. Healthy for your life by Carrie Dennett

What is health? In today’s diet-crazed culture, health is often reduced to the number on the scale, but your health is so much more than that. In this non-diet book, Carrie Dennett explains the importance of overall well being of health and offers inspiration and practical tips to help you nourish mind, body and soul, along with insights on how to navigate nutrition news without feeling whiplashed.

7. Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition by Prof Collin Campbell

Conventional wisdom meets research: In New York Times bestseller “Whole” Collin Campbell explains the science behind that evidence. He provides information, based on his extensive nutrition research, what to eat to be in good health.

8. Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ by Giulia Enders

Educational, informative and fun! Young scientist Giulia Enders reveals the importance of our digestive system, discusses how it all works to our benefit for lifelong good health - and it is all written in simple layman's language.

9. Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks by Ben Goldacre

Ben Goldacre masterfully dismantles the questionable science behind some of the great drug trials, court cases, and missed opportunities of our time, but he also goes further: out of the bullshit, he shows us the fascinating story of how we know what we know, and gives us the tools to uncover bad science for ourselves.

10. Ever seen a fat fox by Mike Gibney

Essential reading for those that want to get behind the headlines to understand obesity and what we should be doing about it. Why it is that only humans - or animals in the care of humans - develop obesity? Human Obesity Explored Professor Mike Gibney delves into the history of the human relationship with food. He traces the evolution of our modern diet and looks to science to offer solutions to the phenomenon of human obesity.


written by Roxanna Rokosa


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