IT'S YOUR LIFE - A HEALTHY DIET MADE EASY by Professor Norman Ratcliffe

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Synopsis

This book:

1 Gives clear summaries of basic facts for adopting a new health plan.

2 Gives reasons for weight gain at different times of life and how to avoid such increases without special diets.

3 Identifies, at a glance, those foods containing excess calories, saturated fats, salt and sugar. Over 300 common foods are examined so that you can easily identify healthy foods without reading minute and confusing Supermarket Food Labels.

4 Finally, "The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Fats" as well as the need for fibre in food are explained.



Professor Norman Ratcliffe is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and has published over 200 books and research papers on immunology, cancer, influenza, tropical diseases and MRSA. Five years ago Professor Ratcliffe decided to produce a comprehensive but easily accessible book on health and fitness to help people of all different ages lead more healthy and fulfilling lives; the result of this five year project is the 'It's Your Life' series of books. There are six books in the series; five of these offer advice in specific areas, whilst the sixth - It's Your Life: End the confusion from inconsistent health advice - includes all of the advice given in the rest of the series.


Contents

Introduction: A simple health plan


Chapter 1: Food, the basic diet

benefits of breakfast and what to eat

outline of a sensible diet

warning about red meat and salt

the definition of a portion of fruit and vegetables

definition of a balanced diet

reasons for being overweight

daily calorie requirements

tap versus bottled water


Chapter 2: More about food. Help! What am I eating?

tables of calories, fat, salt, fibre and sugar

contents of 300 common foods

changes in diet with age

summary for healthier diet and weight control


Chapter 3: More facts about food, fat, fibre and fad diets

good, bad and ugly fats explained

facts about fibre

fad diets-Atkins and the GI diets explained
 

About Professor Norman Ratcliffe

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Published February 27, 2012 by Cranmore Publications. 158 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting.

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