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.
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.
Health, Fitness & Dieting.