EVERYONE should read this book. It'll entirely change the way you view nutrition / healthy foods. The main key, as presented in this book, is that live foods, foods in their natural state, promote health. Any processing you do, from cooking to adding chemicals, only reduces the nutritional value of anything you might eat.
Discusses the value of unprocessed, natural foods in curing multiple diseases, promoting positive moods, etc.
"Written by one of America's pioneering biochemists and nutrition researchers, Dr. Edward Howell, Enzyme Nutrition presents the most vital nutritional discovery since that of vitamins and minerals--food enzymes. Enzymes make the digestion of food possible. Our digestive organs produce some enzymes internally. However, food enzymes are necessary for optimal health and must come from uncooked foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables, raw sprouted grains...But as we age, our internal enzymes become depleted. Unless we do something to stop their one-way flow out of the body, our digestive and eliminative capacities weaken; this can lead to acute health complaints, obesity, and chronic illnesses.
[Dr. Howell] shows us how to conserve our enzymes and maintain internal balance."