I didn't think I really wanted this book. It was a gift from someone. I thought it would be boring and "same-o, same-o" but as I started looking through it in order to describe it for the listing, I found it to be quite interesting. It's full of graphics and photos and it explains a lot about how certain foods help or harm you. It even has a list of many different types/symptoms of food poisoning and the foods (and bacteria) that are most likely to be involved. There are also several case studies about people and their eating habits and how things turned out for them.
I enjoyed reading about Asian foods and cooking methods, and utensils. The book also mentions the nutritional needs of people from babies and toddlers all the way up to the elderly. It has a chart/map showing the rates of heart disease all around the world. It's a good read!
There are some recipes that show you how to make yogurt, homemade pasta, tofu-veggie stir-fry and a few others, but this is not really a cookbook. It covers so many interesting health aspects that now that I am looking it over more closely so I can describe it, I almost decided not to list it after all! But I will.
Chapters include: Healthy Eating; The Power of Protein; The Optimum Body Fuel -- Carbohydrates; The Importance of Fats; Vitamins and Minerals; The Fluid Factor; Healthy and Harmful Foods; The Best Diets and A Healthy Kitchen.