Miriam Nelson clears away the misconceptions and myths - often fuelled by the proponents of diets that focus on weight loss - and explains how to make the right food decisions. She offers sound, scientifically based advice on calcium and strong bones, the necessity of water and the truth about fat sugar and salt. Most importantly, this enlightening book shows women how to finally find pleasure in eating - and eating well. Readers will discover: * Why high protein low carbohydrate diets are ineffective and potentially dangerous * How to read and understand 'Nutrition Facts' * The formula for determining how much protein is needed * Advice on whether or not to buy organic * What 'fat-free' really means on a label * The latest information on genetically engineered foods * Advice on dietary supplements * 50 delicious easy to prepare recipes Use this guide to understand how nutrition can work for you and your family - on a daily basis for the rest of your life.
Miriam E. Nelson, PhD, became a trusted expert on women's health with her bestselling Strong Women Stay Young (Bantam, 1997), Strong Women Stay Slim (Bantam, 1998), and Strong Women, Strong Bones (Putnam, 2000) books and her monthly column in Prevention magazine, which has reached more than three million readers since 1997. She is lead author and coauthor on original research papers that have been published in distinguished peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of the American Medical Association and the New England Journal of Medicine. In addition, she is a WebMD health and fitness expert for CNN.com. Judy Knipe is an artist and cookbook writer and editor. In addition to The Christmas Cookie Book, she has written, with Edward J. Safdie, Spa Food and New Spa Food. She divides her time between New York City and Vermont, where the inspiration for many of these cookies was born.