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The World's Healthiest Foods: Essential Guide for the Healthiest Way of Eating [Paperback]

George Mateljan
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May 1 2007
This book answers the question about what to eat to keep you healthy. It focuses on the World's Healthiest Foods, 100 delicious foods that are nutrient-rich, providing the maximum number of nutrients for the least amount of calories. The book is an inspiration not only for those who want to achieve vibrant health and energy but for those who also want a healthier way to lose weight by making the World's Healthiest Foods the foundation of their Healthiest Way of Eating. The World's Healthiest Foods are among the most flavorful foods in the world-so you can now eat healthier without sacrificing taste! This book provides innovative new ways to maximize the nutritional value of the World's Healthiest Foods while minimizing preparation time through quick and easy recipes that anyone can make. Most recipes take 7 minutes or less to prepare!

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About the Author

George Mateljan is an expert in healthy eating and cooking and has dedicated his life to teaching and sharing his knowledge. Founder and owner of Health Valley foods for 26 years, his George Mateljan (non-profit) Foundation has developed the whfoods.org website with currently over a million visitors a month. He is also the author of 5 best selling cookbooks.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It tastes good!!!!! April 7 2007
Format:Paperback
This book is a very good read even if you don't try any of the recipes. There is much information about nutrition and all the claims are backed up by credible studies, sources etc. The recipes are also incredible. Most of them are very quick and easy to make. They all use fresh and healthy ingredients. Most importantly though, it comes out tasting good! No old cardboard taste. Just fresh and good! I've tried at least 30 so far and I've been very impressed. I'm addicted!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Phenomenal, save for the low-fat entries March 5 2008
Format:Paperback
Sensational compilation - fabulous nutritional analysis, recommendations, recipes. Almost unbelievable. His website is also of the same quality - he has put together an amazing team with exceptional credentials. After searching many sites and books, I can (and will) raise my infant son on these nutritional principles - they are solid and so very detailed. The biggest drawback is with his team's low-fat recommendations which are in need of updating; as is not noting for readers that pasteurized milk is a very processed food and not a healthful choice. Fermented milk would be an improvement - whole milk yogurt, kefir. Otherwise, skipping over the USDA nonsense sell-out, a great addition to the personal library. Did you know to let your cabbage, onions and garlic stand after cutting?? If not, I think you'd consider getting this book!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
The best food and health book on the market. Worth it's weight in gold. Easy reading, very informative, listing all the minerals and vitamins in a food product, in the book. The nutritional value and their daily % of our body's need, of that food source,is listed.A source of many, many vegetables, fruits, nuts meats and fish.Many detailed recepies including their nutritional and carbohydrate value.It lists all the major health wise foods and their benefits to our bodies. Also it lists foof products for prevention,aiding and combatting many current diseases.

A really good book to share and send to relatives and friends, who are concerned about their health, especially,as Christmas is appproaching.It is a health promotion,("Bible")and disease prevention book.Sincerely, Keith McAfee.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE Source for Cooking Oct. 25 2008
Format:Paperback
This is the best book on cooking and healthy eating I've seen. My partner and I love it so much that we've talked all our friends, family and coworkers into buying it too. They all have been impressed.

The beauty of the book is that it is, for the most part, very trustworthy. This is not just because of the research that everything is backed up by but because our success rate with the recipes is so high. George does not lead you astray.

He introduces a few solid cooking methods that are used throughout the book. We've taken it to be "the authority" on cooking in our house--we do 95% of our cooking straight out of this book and feel healthier because of it. Best of all, the food is not gross. The majority of the meals are extremely tasty.

Not to keep on, but one more great feature is that the book is organized by ingredients (all of the world's healthiest foods). This allows you to explore your curiosity by looking up your favourite ingredients (e.g. asparagus, salmon).

This book is a very small investment that will bring health and enjoyment to you and your kitchen for years to come!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The World's Healthiest Foods Oct. 28 2007
By Isledi
Format:Paperback
This is an excellent reference. The recipes are also very good- well laid out, simple to make. And the guidelines are all backed by credible research. This is a book to keep on the kitchen counter at all times!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A healthy way of living Sept. 22 2010
By Ken
Format:Paperback
I have found the book by George Mateljan to be so very helpful in arranging my healthiest way of eating habits. My bodily health has deteriorated so I try to eat healthy to keep well day by day.The book is most informative for my needs.It is a large book that is packed with food items of every description. The price is right for such a large book and very well organized. Thank you George.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book I have come across in years! March 13 2011
By Diana
Format:Paperback
This is one of the best books I have come across in years. Highly recommended to everyone interested in cooking and eating healthy. It truly is, as the title calls it, THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE FOR THE HEALTHIEST WAY OF EATING. It is jam packed with useful information about not only how to prepare stuff so you maintain the most nutrition out of your foods, but it also gives you awesome, quick, easy to make recepies. I bought this book for a number of my relatives also because I think everyone should have this book in their kitchen!
An amazing value for the money. Don't even think twice about buying this book, it's well worth every dollar and then some!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worlds healthiest Foods Cookbook Feb. 6 2011
By Marie
Format:Paperback
This book is far more then just a cookbook, it's an encyclopedia of everything you should know about food and health. The recipes are so tasty and easy, it will change the way you think about food preparation altogether. A must have.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone should have a copy.
This is for all who want the most nutrition from their food. It will be close at hand all the time. A wealth of information. I have purchased 3 copies of it for friends.
Published 2 months ago by Paulette Longaphie
5.0 out of 5 stars simple delicious cooking methods/ recipes for good health
I have had this book for 2 years now and gave it to friends and family for chistmas gifts… gifts that will promote their good health and support the whole food approach to... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Jacqueline C Jonescu
5.0 out of 5 stars The best resource of its kind.
George Mateljan runs a non profit industry with the goal of helping people become educated about their food. He is in it for greater reasons, and his work is meticulous.
Published 13 months ago by MaudeMaryKate
5.0 out of 5 stars The World's Healthiest Foods
In order to eat healthy it is necessary to know the healthiest way to cook foods for optimal health benefits. Read more
Published 13 months ago by marguerite Wilson
4.0 out of 5 stars If you want to know the nutrients you eat and what they do to help...
The author provides a book with three parts:
1-A section which describes each food product (fruits and vegetables). Read more
Published 13 months ago by Jacques Paiement
5.0 out of 5 stars Fountain of info
This book has everything you need to know about healthy foods... how to best prepare foods, how to select the best quality, why some are better than others for quality nutrition. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Bill Marr
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book for the Healthiest cooking.
This is a very detailed book and one I would recommend to anyone wishing to take care of their health. It's a necessary item with super recipes and very detailed.. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Judy Blizzard
5.0 out of 5 stars Using even a small part of this book greatly helpful
Very thorough, colorful, useful. Recommend it to anyone interested in cooking healthy food--even if you come away with 5% of what he says, your life will be healthier.
Published 16 months ago by Ellen Friesen
3.0 out of 5 stars Good reference book
A good reference book about food. It has a little bit more detail that the website, but for my mom, who isn't tech savvy, a book was just what she needed.
Published 18 months ago by Eric Gee
5.0 out of 5 stars Mr.
A book that opens up your mind to what is best to eat and prepare and what vitamins that are in our foods that we consume.
Published 18 months ago by Harvey Emerson
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