Times have changed with the onset and ongoing prevalence of COVID-19, and so has the normalcy of life as we used to know it. The fear, the uncertainty, and the worry about what the future holds are starting to take a toll on the mental health of the populace. Luckily, everyone has their own method of coping up with this testing phase in their own ways, from gardening, to baking, and drawing. We are here to suggest another one – giving books on health a read!
Books, in general, are actually proven to help people struggling with mental or physical health, helping lower stress levels and blood pressures, help you to sleep better and exercise your mind. Reading books can alleviate your mental stress and motivate you to pick up healthy habits in terms of diet and exercise.
Here are the top 5 books on health that will help you live a healthier life and come out of the lockdown as a winner.
1. Nutrition in Crisis by Richard D. Feinman
This book has been written by Richard D Feinman, an experienced biochemist whose motivational style makes this book a must-read. Scientific in nature, this book helps the reader understand the importance of nutrition, giving an insight on the sad state of affairs in nutrition and combats the ignorance by enlightening people on the real science and application of nutrition. If you are looking for a book which can help you keep a check on your nutrition, Nutrition in Crisis is one of the best nutrition books to look forward to.
2. Salt Sugar Fat: How the food giants hooked us by Michael Moss
This book provides a closer look to the readers on how contentious the junk food industry really is. We all know that processed food provides no benefits as such to our health, and yet these industries claim to have their products rich in health benefits. He puts forward the stark reality of addictive junk food and the industries processing them, and motivates you to eat healthier food and, in turn, improve your health and nutrition levels. It’s one of the best healthy eating books that will help you maintain good health this lockdown.
3. The Plant-Based Boost by Melissa Halas
Melissa Halas a renowned dietitian and nutritionist. In this book of hers, she shows readers how plant based-foods can be more nutritional if included in your daily diet and how they can help drive fitness goals. If you are a non-vegetarian trying to eat less meat or a vegan trying to improve your nutritional balance, this comprehensive guide will help you with everything from meal preparation to snack strategies to implement before, during and after a workout session for optimal results. All these coming together makes this book one of the best books on health and nutrition.
4. Healthy Aging by Andrew Weil
Everyone has to grow old someday, but the secret to growing old healthy is not known to everybody. In this book, M.D Andrew Weil provides sensible advice to ageing adults which is a combination of traditional and non-traditional medical advice to help the senior citizens age in good health. This book includes insights into several old age activities and exercises, advice on eating right, nutrition and the anti-inflammatory diet, and a background on the ageing process in general terms so that everyone can understand and follow the book easily.
5. It Starts with Food by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig
This book outlines a clear, balanced, and sustainable plan to change the way you eat forever. It is a 30-day nutrition retest. The book reinforces healthy eating habits with natural foods rather than indulging in processed foods that are high in carbohydrates. “It starts with food” and also has a “Meal Map” as an appendix which provides easy-to-make practical recipes good for your health. The readers can incorporate the “Meal Map” into their regular preparation of meals. This is a great book which will help you to eat your way to better life and health.
Now that you are aware of these books which can make you and your lockdown healthier, it is time to add them to your bookshelves.
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