A Nutritious Library

January 8, 2019 | Reagan

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Does this New Year have you motivated to be a little more health conscious? Perhaps you are looking for ways to improve your nutrition in 2019. The library is here to help!


I wanted to dedicate some column space to showing off  the library's ever-expanding physical collection on the subject of nutrition. I always love peeking through the new nonfiction books that come through the library so I thought I would share some of my favourites of late. Here are a choice few to tickle your taste buds:

The whole foods cookbook

The Whole Foods Cookbook by John Mackey

"John Mackey, CEO and co-founder of Whole Foods Market, has teamed up with nutritional experts and leading chefs to create a cookbook inspired by these values. They know that cooking food yourself is the secret to changing your diet and sustaining a new lifestyle, and are sharing their favorite recipes that celebrate nutrient-rich, health-promoting whole plant foods."

Everything guide to intermittent fasting

The Everything Guide to Intermittent Fasting by Lindsay Boyers

"With The Everything Guide to Intermittent Fasting, you'll learn all you need to know to start safely incorporating intermittent fasting into your everyday life. This accessible and practical guide includes information on the different ways to fast, when to eat, why fasting benefits your body, which foods to eat to help you feel your best, and can help you determine which intermittent fasting plan best suits you."

No meat athlete

No Meat Athlete by Matt Frazier

"No Meat Athlete is the plant-based guide you need to perform at your very best, no matter where you are on your fitness journey. Combining proven training plans, easy yet innovative recipes, and motivational stories into a unique fitness guide, healthy-living cookbook, and nutrition primer, No Meat Athlete is perfect for all athletes, from beginner to elite, who want to enjoy the health benefits of a meatless lifestyle."

Food & nutrition

Food & Nutrition by P.K. Newby

"From gluten-free to pile-on-the-meat Paleo, GMOs to grass-fed beef, our newsfeeds abound with nutrition advice. Whether headlines from the latest scientific study or anecdotes from celebrities and food bloggers promulgating today's diet du jour, we are bombarded by "superfoods" and "best ever" diets promising to help us be healthier, smarter, happier, fight disease, lose weight, or live longer. In Food and Nutrition: What Everyone Needs to Know, nutrition scientist and gastronome Dr. P.K. Newby provides a sweeping overview of the many interrelationships between humans, land, and food. At the same time, Newby debunks popular myths and food folklore, challenging readers to "learn, unlearn, and relearn" the fundamentals of nutrition at the heart of a health-giving diet."

Fit men cook

Fit Men Cook by Kevin Curry

"In Fit Men Cook, Kevin Curry, fitness expert and social media sensation with millions of followers and hundreds of thousands of downloads on his app, shares everything you need to live a healthy life each day--from grocery lists to common dieting pitfalls to his ten commandments of meal prep--as well as his personal story of overcoming depression and weight gain to start a successful business and fitness movement."

The big book of paleo pressure cooking

The Big Book of Paleo Pressure Cooking by Natalie Perry

"Paleo blogger and cookbook-writing veteran Natalie Perry is here to show you that you can get the same fix-and-forget convenience of slow cooking without the long hours of waiting with The Big Book of Paleo Pressure Cooking. This new book is the result of her prodigious research and testing on how to cook paleo and primal foods in electric pressure cookers."

Super nutrition for babies

Super Nutrition for Babies by Katherine Erlich

"Based on the recommendations of nutrition pioneer Dr. Weston A. Price and traditional food principles, Super Nutrition for Babies, Revised Edition, provides you with information on all aspects of nutrition and feeding, including when and how to introduce grains in a child's diet, healthier alternatives to soy and processed dairy, and when to begin solid foods. You'll get a comprehensive tutorial on developing digestion, naturally bolstering immunity, and the best foods for every age and stage."

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In addition to the amazing collections, the library hosts a number of programs on the various facets of nutrition. We have programs about diabetes prevention, using spices to brighten your life, and stress management, you guessed it, through nutrition! There are nutrition programs all across the city so check us out online or pop by a local branch and see how the library can help you be more nutritious!

Stay healthy friends!