The Pre-Diabetes Diet Plan ($15.99, 245 pp) by Hillary Wright, M. Ed, RD, is a practical and informative guide to help people reverse prediabetes and prevent diabetes at a very early stage. In addition to explaining the science behind insulin resistance, the underlying cause of diabetes, this book offers guidelines, strategies, dietary advice and exercise regimens to help lower risk of diabetes and improve overall well-being. The book balances between “Mind-Set Intervention” sections, loaded with positive support and empowerment and thorough outlines of effective strategies for change.
The Great Cholesterol Myth Cookbook ($21.99, 192 pp) by Jonny Bowden, PH.D., C.N.S. and Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.N, C.N.S., shares recipes and meal plans specifically targeted to help lower the risk of heart disease and improve overall heart health. The book includes recipes high in heart healthy nutrients like Gluten-Free Mediterranean Veggie Pizza, Mega-Omega Spice Crusted Salmon, Probiotic Fruit Chutney, and Banana Berry Quinoa Porridge. In addition to the recipes, this book also combines practical advice along with scientific findings in order to help you live a heart-healthy lifestyle at the dinner table and beyond.
Whole grains, seeds, legumes and pulses are gaining popularity in supermarkets and health food stores everywhere, and Grains ($35.95, 303 pp) by Molly Brown, is a guide on how to incorporate them into your routine. In addition to providing 150 diverse recipes like Multigrain and Cranberry Waffles, Vermont Baked Beans, and Saffron Glazed Chicken with Jeweled Couscous, this book also offers detailed instructions on how to select and prepare grains, seeds and more to be included in your own recipes. From breakfast to dessert and everything in between, this book provides a way to include ancient grains.
A Good Food Day ($30.00, 256 pp) by Marco Canora, leaves diet plans and eating guidelines to the side in favor of simple, natural meals that can also improve one’s health. This book not only contains 125 recipes, but helpful advice on ingredients and cooking techniques that help add flavor to your food without turning to sugars or harmful fats. The book also takes time to explain the science behind ‘good-for-you foods,’ like low-sugar carbohydrates and alkaline-rich vegetables. Some featured recipes include Mushroom, Barley and Kale Soup, Rosemary Lemon Minute Steak, and Peanut Butter Cacao Nib Cookies.
The Diabetes Solution ($24.99, 261 pp) by Jorge Rodriguez, MD, and Susan Wyler, RDN, has a twofold purpose: to give those with type 2 diabetes the means to help fight it and promote education for readers to understand exactly what it is and what can be done to prevent it. The book combines the latest scientific research on type 2 diabetes and prediabetes with information for diabetics to manage the condition. Some of the offerings for managing diabetes include recipes for all times of day, exercise regimens, and ways to lower stress.
Homebrewers now have a more eco-friendly option when it comes to making their beer with Sustainable Homebrewing ($18.95, 368 pp) by Amelia Slayton Loftus. This book helps both beginner and advanced brewers take an organic approach to brewing by growing their own ingredients and choosing eco-friendly materials to use throughout the brewing process. Loftus also covers sustainable brewing practices like using solar energy and recycled water. There are also over 30 beer recipes for readers to try, including Pale Rider Ale, Vienna Twist Lager, and Gluten-Free Buckwheat Millet Ale.
Readers looking for more versatility from their superfoods can turn to The Book of Kale & Friends ($22.95, 224 pp) by Sharon Hanna and Carol Pope, a book covering how to grow and cook your own superfoods. Though the book has a strong focus on kale, including growing tips as well as recipes raging from kale salads to kale cookies to several kale cocktails, other superfoods are profiled as well. These superfoods are not only rich in nutrients, but easy to grow, including parsley, arugula, garlic, and sage. Even the family dog can join in, with a chapter dedicated to Canine Kale Cuisine.
Juice ($18.99, 160 pp) by Carly de Castro, Hedi Gores, and Hayden Slater has over 100 juice recipes designed to replenish nutrients and provide energy. Recipes are divided into three main categories: greens, roots, and citrus, all intended to support specific bodily functions. In addition, there are also recipes for nut milks, smoothies elixirs and flavored beverages, including Chia Almond Smoothies and Berry Basil Bliss. The authors also devote a section specifically on cleansing, which combines recipes along with advice on how to get the most out of your cleanse.
Jennifer’s Way ($25.99, 274 pp) by award-winning actress Jennifer Esposito is a memoir profiling her struggle with celiac disease. The memoir covers her trials growing up with diverse symptoms of celiac disease, which she only received a diagnosis for in 2009, as well as her learning to take control of her health and work with the restrictions and demands the disease poses while becoming an advocate for others. A portion of proceeds from this book will go to The Jennifer’s Way Foundation, a non-profit Esposito has founded for celiac education.
For those looking to use herbs for a healthier lifestyle, Rodale’s 21st-Century Herbal ($35.00, 498 pp) by Michael J. Balick, PhD., is an all-purpose guide into the traditional use of many of the most popular herbs as well as how to incorporate them into your daily life. The book covers topics like the global history of herbs, how they work in the body, and how to incorporate them practically into your lifestyle.This book also extends beyond health, with advice on using herbs for scenting, decorating, and cleaning.