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In a world that is increasingly running on fast food and quick meal deliveries, the conversation on nutrition has never been important. It is the cornerstone of overall well-being, and understanding more about what we can eat is important to make the right dietary choices. Whether you’re simply looking to improve your health, or are a die-hard dietician who monitors their lifestyle, these books offer a wealth of knowledge and guidance for your journey.

In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan

This book, written by journalist and activist Michael Pollan, was a New York Times bestseller in the non-fiction section. Pollan explores the Western diet and offers a compelling argument for returning to simple, whole foods, informed by traditions around unprocessed food, to promote better health.

The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan

Should we eat a burger? Or organic food? Or go back to the good old times and grow our own meals? Omnivores have a lot of choices when it comes to food. In this gem of a book, Pollan takes readers on a journey through the modern food industry, examining the sources and implications of our food choices.

How Not to Die by Michael Greger

Dr. Michael Greger is the man behind the popular nutrition website called nutritionfacts.org. In this international bestseller, he provides evidence-based advice on preventing and treating chronic diseases, such as cancer, diabetes and more, through a plant-based diet. It also describes what is called Dr Greger’s ‘Daily Dozen’ – the twelve foods we should all eat every day to stay in the best of health.

The China Study by T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell II

T. Colin Campbell and his son, Thomas M. Campbell II brought out this comprehensive study based on their research on how whole food, plant-based diets can aid in prevention and reversal of many diseases. It also examines the link between consumption of animal products, including dairy, and diseases such as coronary heart disease, diabetes and breast cancer.

Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy by Walter Willett

Harvard nutrition expert Dr. Walter Willett breaks down the science of nutrition and offers practical advice for making informed dietary choices especially in America, where conventional wisdom on nutrition has failed to address rising obesity.

Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes

A science journalist by profession, Gary Taubes challenges conventional wisdom about nutrition and weight loss, examining the role of carbohydrates and fats in our diets. He contends that the dietary advice advocating for low-fat diets over the past few decades has been consistently inaccurate.

Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon

Sally, a nutrition researcher, comes out with this comprehensive guide to traditional, nutrient-dense foods, using ancient food wisdom with thorough scientific research. This book combines recipes with insights into the importance of real, whole foods.

Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss

Michael Moss investigates the processed food industry, revealing how the combination of salt, sugar, and fat is engineered to be addictive. The book, which was published in 2013, won the James Beard Foundation Award for Writing and Literature in 2014, in addition to being a number one New York Times bestseller in 2013.

The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson

Mark Sisson, an American fitness author, food blogger, and a former distance runner presents the concept of primal living, emphasizing a return to the diet and lifestyle of our ancestors for optimal health. He talks about how the right high-fat diet can actually help you lose weight.

Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results by James Clear

While not exclusively about nutrition, this book explores the science of habit formation, offering valuable insights into building and sustaining healthy eating habits, even 1% at a time.

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