Although I make an attempt to watch my nutrition, I’m a butter cream frosting, chocolate chip cookie, Bugles kind of girl.
When I was in the middle of Menopausal Food Madness, I had a hard time keeping my eating on the nutritious path, and my weight climbed up.
The cravings were like PMS times five, and for a year or so, they were almost constant. Yikes!
Foods that Harm, Foods that Heal: The best and Worst Choices to Treat Your Ailments Naturally, recently updated by Reader’s Digest Books, has a section on foods for menopause.
I don’t know if I would have followed their advice or not (because those cravings ruled), but I’m sorry I didn’t have this volume to at nudge me in the right direction.
My daughter Kath, the nutritionist with the super cool food blog, Katheats, is my champion in eating well.
I asked her to study the book for me and write us a quick review. (Since she’s recently made me a grandma,we can overlook her mention of baby nutrition over menopausal.)
Here’s her review:
Food That Harm, Foods That Heal is a great reference book for anyone who wants to dig deeper into the world of nutrition.
I love its focus on whole foods and the reasons why we should eat more or less of them.
The bonus sections on disease, baby nutrition, and the vitamins and mineral charts take complicated information and present it in an easy-to-understand format. After I put it down I wanted to go straight to the kitchen!”
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