Today is Registered Dietitian (RD) Day! March is National Nutrition Month and the 13th is dedicated to us RDs. The theme this year is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day.”
On today of all days, I wanted to highlight a registered dietitian’s work. Not too long ago, I received David Grotto’s book: The Best Things You Can Eat: For Everything from Aches to Zzzz, the Definitive Guide to the Nutrition-Packed Foods That Energize, Heal, and Help You Look Great. I met David Grotto through our blogging together on WebMD’s Real Life Nutrition. He is an entertaining speaker, an awesome writer and knows his stuff when it comes to nutrition. His other books include 101 Optimal Life Foods and 101 Food that Could Save Your Life.
This book simplifies all things nutrition. Grotto has gone to the trouble of researching the best foods for all the vitamins, minerals and fats along with digestion, prevention of a variety of chronic diseases, anti-aging, mood and even keeping bad breath away. This is a great reference book to have!
Grotto delivers the information in an organized manner (something very important to me when it comes to books), with a good dose of humor and interesting facts. For example, he points out that “Kiwi was originally known as the Chinese gooseberry until Norman Sondag, an American importer, remarked how closely the fruit resembled the new Zealand Kiwi Bird” and that “rubbing banana peel on your skin helps repel mosquitoes.”
He also presents Shocker Foods — surprising facts about the food you eat such as chocolate helping to boost UV protection. I particularly like his chapter on “Hearty” foods and he provides lists of foods to help lower cholesterol, increase HDL and lower triglycerides. He even lists out “best fruits” and “best nuts” — there’s a lot to learn about everyday foods that pack a nutritional punch.
What I admire about The Best Things You Can Eat is it doesn’t dumb down nutrition information but it doesn’t make it too complicated either. It’s the perfect mix of facts, fun and readability. Even the most knowledgeable person about nutrition will learn something new from this book and be able to use it as a resource.
So to celebrate national nutrition month, I wanted to give this little gem of a book away as I was given two complementary copies!
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