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Best Nutrition Books Everyone Should Read

Our list of some of the best Nutrition books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. Essential Sports Nutrition: A Guide to Optimal Performance for Every Active Person (2018)

Best Nutrition Books Everyone Should ReadEssential Sports Nutrition is the new authoritative reference to eat right for an active lifestyle.Sports nutrition is a vital element for reaching peak physical performance. To maximize workouts and athletic ability, Essential Sports Nutrition offers the most up-to-date nutritional guidance along with delicious recipes to make eating right for an active lifestyle, easy.Marni Sumbal, MS, RD, CSSD, a board-certified dietitian who specializes in fueling endurance athletes, breaks down the science of nutrition with easy-to-follow explanations on the right things to eat and the right time to eat them. Complete…
Author(s): Sumbal MS RD CSSD, Marni

2. Nutrition For Dummies (2016)

Best Nutrition Books Everyone Should ReadYou’ve been hearing it since you were a kid: “You are what you eat.” And this wise saying is true! Good nutrition is the key to achieving and maintaining healthy weight and lifelong good health—no matter how you slice it. Nutrition For Dummies, 6th Edition is a one-size-fits-all guide to nutrition that shows you how to manage your diet so you get the most bang for your buck. This book gives you the know-how to put together a shopping list, prepare healthy foods, and easily cut calories. The latest edition of The Dietary Guidelines for Americans…
Author(s): Carol Ann Rinzler

3. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Complete Food and Nutrition Guide, 5th Ed (2017)

Best Nutrition Books Everyone Should ReadSince its first, highly successful edition in 1996, The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Complete Food and Nutrition Guide has continually served as the gold-standard resource for advice on healthy eating and active living at every age and stage of life. At once accessible and authoritative, the guide effectively balances a practical focus with the latest scientific information, serving the needs of consumers and health professionals alike. Opting for flexibility over rigid dos and don’ts, it allows readers to personalize their own paths to healthier living through simple…
Author(s): Roberta Larson Duyff

4. Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food (2018)

Best Nutrition Books Everyone Should ReadA self-published phenomenon examining the habits that kept our ancestors disease-free―now with a prescriptive plan for “The Human Diet” to help us all live long, vital, healthy lives.Physician and biochemist Cate Shanahan, M.D. examined diets around the world known to help people live longer, healthier lives―diets like the Mediterranean, Okinawa, and “Blue Zone”―and identified the four common nutritional habits, developed over millennia, that unfailingly produce strong, healthy, intelligent children, and active, vital elders, generation after generation. These four nutritional strategies―fresh food, fermented and…
Author(s): Shanahan M.D., Catherine

5. Strength Training Nutrition 101: Build Muscle & Burn Fat Easily…A Healthy Way Of Eating You Can Actually Maintain (Strength Training 101) (2017)

Best Nutrition Books Everyone Should ReadThere are more diets out there than you’ve had hot dinners…There are countless crappy supplements promising the world…There’s all sorts of confusing advice being thrown at us about macronutrients, micronutrients…blah, blah, blah.Wouldn’t you rather just cut out the bull**** and learn a straightforward weight training diet that’ll help you gain lean muscle, keep your bodyfat levels low and maintain good health?A simplified strategy on what to eat, when, what to avoid to get the best results from your strength training program? Something that’s easy to follow and maintain, and doesn’t ban all your favourite foods, while…
Author(s): Marc McLean

6. Nutrition: An Applied Approach (5th Edition) (2017)

Best Nutrition Books Everyone Should ReadFor courses in Nutrition for non¿-majors.   introduces non¿-majors to nutrition with an innovative format that promotes long-term learning without rote memorization. Key focus areas include: functions of vitamins and minerals in the body, fluid and electrolyte balance, antioxidant function, bone health, energy metabolism, and blood health. The shows how nutrition concepts apply to our daily lives with new chapters on food equity, sustainability, and obesity. A new suite of ABC News Videos and Focus Figures explore nutrition, human disease, and…
Author(s): Janice J. Thompson, Melinda Manore

7. Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition (2014)

Best Nutrition Books Everyone Should ReadWhat happens when you eat an apple? The answer is vastly more complex than you imagine.Every apple contains thousands of antioxidants whose names, beyond a few like vitamin C, are unfamiliar to us, and each of these powerful chemicals has the potential to play an important role in supporting our health. They impact thousands upon thousands of metabolic reactions inside the human body. But calculating the specific influence of each of these chemicals isn’t nearly sufficient to explain the effect of the apple as a whole. Because almost every chemical can affect every other chemical, there is an almost…
Author(s): T. Colin Campbell, Howard Jacobson

8. Nutrition for Life (4th Edition) (2015)

Best Nutrition Books Everyone Should ReadFor graduate and undergraduate nutrition students     The of gives students the tools they need to effectively learn and master nutrition concepts and apply them to their daily lives. This visually rich text is packed with information and exercises to help students understand how the food they eat affects their bodies. Students will learn about essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and the chemical organization of micronutrients, while staying engaged with the material through self-assessments, case studies, and study aids. organizes information according to how nutrients function in the body, rather than by…
Author(s): Janice J. Thompson, Melinda Manore

9. Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies (2019)

Best Nutrition Books Everyone Should ReadNourish your mind and body with NUTRITION: CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERSIES. More conversational than a pure-science text, this book explores the essentials of nutrition–including how the body breaks down and uses food, food safety, sports nutrition and special nutritional needs throughout the human life cycle–and asks you to weigh in on relevant debates, such as world hunger, chronic diseases, dietary guidelines and eating patterns. Available with the MindTap learning platform, the 15th edition also offers self-quizzing and activities to propel your learning from…
Author(s): Frances Sizer, Eleanor Noss Whitney

10. Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies – Standalone book (2016)

Best Nutrition Books Everyone Should ReadBuild a healthier future with Sizer/Whitney’s NUTRITION: CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERSIES! Updated throughout and featuring the new Dietary Guidelines, this clear and engaging market leader strikes the perfect balance of scientific research, core concepts, and relevant applications. With a lively and approachable writing style, the authors dispel existing misconceptions and empower you to make better nutrition choices and enact real, lasting behavior change….
Author(s): Frances Sizer, Eleanor Noss Whitney

11. Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child, 9th Edition – Standalone Book (2014)

Best Nutrition Books Everyone Should ReadNOTE: This book is a standalone book and will not include any access codes. HEALTH, SAFETY, AND NUTRITION FOR THE YOUNG CHILD, 9th Edition, covers contemporary health, safety, and nutrition needs of infant through school-age children–and guides teachers in implementing effective classroom practices–in one comprehensive, full-color volume. Concepts are backed by the latest research findings and linked to NAEYC standards. The book emphasizes the importance of respecting and partnering with families to help children establish healthy lifestyles and achieve their learning potential. Early childhood educators,…
Author(s): Lynn R Marotz

12. Plant-Based Nutrition, 2E (Idiot’s Guides) (2018)

Best Nutrition Books Everyone Should Read  The science confirms that a diet rich in whole, plant-based foods can help your body thrive. In fact, a growing number of physicians advocate a completely plant-based diet for many of their patients who suffer from diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. In this all new edition, leading plant-based dietician, Julieanna Hever, and Ray Cronise, the mastermind behind magician Penn Jillette’s 100-pound weight loss transformation, team up to give you everything you need to know about following a plant-based diet, including:  A wealth of information on the most…
Author(s): Hever M.S. R.D., Julieanna, Raymond J. Cronise , et al.

13. Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook (2019)

Best Nutrition Books Everyone Should ReadBoost energy, lose fat, build muscle, and improve your performance with the best-selling nutrition guide for active people! In Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook, you’ll get real-world advice from an internationally respected and trusted sports nutritionist. You’ll find the latest research and information on what to eat before, during, and after exercise; sport drinks and energy foods; popular trends like keto and gluten-free diets; when and how much carbohydrate to eat; meal patterns that fit your training schedule; sustainability; and digestive issues. You’ll learn practical tips regarding vegan, diabetic, gluten-free,…
Author(s): Nancy Clark

14. Gourmet Nutrition: The Cookbook for the Fit Food Lover (2007)

Best Nutrition Books Everyone Should ReadFrom the creators of Precision Nutrition comes a cookbook for people who love to eat great food, but hate that after-dinner guilt. For those who love to eat with style, but hate to look “indulgent.” for those who love to entertain, but want to do it right. Enter Gourmet Nutrition: the cookbook for the fit food lover. We’ve taken the healthiest ingredients and whipped them into nearly 300 pages of delicious culinary creations that you can serve with confidence to the most discerning foodie — or the most nitpicky nutritionist. We’ve included detailed cooking instructions and ideas for improvisation. And we’ve…
Author(s): John Berardi

Best Nutrition Books Everyone Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some nutrition books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Life cycle nutrition : an evidence-based approach

Author(s): Sari Edelstein
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, Year: [2015], Size: 15 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1176068

Practical applications in sports nutrition

Author(s): Heather Hedrick Fink; Alan E Mikesky
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, Year: [2015], Size: 36 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1176069

The Complete Home Guide to Herbs, Natural Healing and Nutrition

Author(s): DAVIES, Jill Rosemary
Publisher: Gill & Macmillan, Year: nd, ca. 2003, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2335556

Insect bioecology and nutrition for integrated pest management

Author(s): Antônio Ricardo Panizzi; José Roberto Postali Parra
Publisher: CRC press, Year: cop. 2012, Size: 38 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 937259

Feed Your Soul: Nutritional Wisdom to Lose Weight Permanently and Live Fulfilled

Author(s): Carly Pollack
Publisher: New World Library, Year: 5 Feb 2019, Size: 17 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2325327

Nutrition for Sport, Exercise, and Health

Author(s): Marie Spano, Laura Kruskall, D. Travis Thomas
Publisher: Human Kinetics, Year: 4 Oct 2016, Size: 20 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2326502

Nutrition for Sport, Exercise and Performance: A practical guide for students, sports enthusiasts and professionals

Author(s): Regina Belski, Adrienne Forsyth, Evangeline Mantzioris
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, Year: 4 Feb 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2326446

Diet and Nutrition in Critical Care

Author(s): Rajkumar Rajendram, Victor R. Preedy, Vinood B. Patel (eds.)
Publisher: Springer New York, Year: 2021, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1297197

The Nude Nutritionist Stop obsessing about food and never diet again

Author(s): Lyndi Cohen
Publisher: MURDOCH BOOKS, Year: 2019, Size: 65 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2307645

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to Washington Post, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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