Eat Your Way to Better Health

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Eat Your Way to Better Health

Looking for some inspiration to kick your junk food binges and poor eating habits to the curb? A healthier diet not only promotes improved overall health, but you will feel better as well, both mentally and physically. Have you been wanting to eat healthier but are unsure where to begin? Or perhaps you’ve already incorporated healthy eating habits into your lifestyle and are in search of new recipes? Either way, a cleaner way of eating need not be complicated nor overwhelming.Here are six books to help with your “clean eating” journey.

Clean Slate: A Cookbook and Guide from the editors of Martha Stewart Living
If an energy boost is what you need, consider the healthy ideas and recipes presented in Clean Slate. With an emphasis on plant based foods and flavorful combinations, expect to reduce stress levels and increase well being. Complete with tasty food, beverages, and desserts, you may just find a few favorites. 

Clean Eats by Alejandro Junger
If vibrant, glowing, youthful skin is your goal, you'll want to read Clean Eats. Junger expresses an enthusiasm and passion about eating nutritious wholesome foods that are tasty. New to clean eating? No problem, Clean Eats provides an introduction to familiarize you with all the basics. Juicing and blending are fundamental to the transformative meals and recipes listed here, so get ready to experience "fuller and robust" health.

Detox 101 by Jessi Andricks
Imagine improving your overall health in just 21 days. Andricks shares her method of detoxing and cleansing achieved primarily by juicing, eating raw plant based foods, and eliminating problematic foods (sugar, dairy, meats, etc.). There are no crazy fad diets, or unsettling liquids to digest in this book...just a plan to consume less toxins, and incorporate more fruits and vegetables for life changing results.

The Clean-eating Kitchen by Sara Lewis
If you thought eating healthier meant giving up burgers altogether, relax. You can still enjoy an occasional burger if you please, but Lewis points out that it should be homemade and cooked with organic beef. She even provides some tasty alternatives. With this book, you will discover that a few adjustments to your lifestyle can be impactful in a major way. If you love to cook, even better because there's a heavy emphasis on cooking from scratch.  

The Blender Girl Smoothies by Tess Masters
Masters has seemingly mastered the art of blending unique combinations to satisfy your taste buds. The enticing photography alone is reason enough to whip out your blender, but if you're still not convinced, perhaps the creative recipe names will sway you. From Spicy Mango Magic, Creamy Dreamy, or Apple Pie in a Glass, there's something for every craving.

Power Foods for the Brain by Neal Barnard 
How many times this past week have you misplaced your keys, wallet, or cellphone? Did you forget a loved one’s birthday or have you failed to recall an important phone number? Perhaps, you’re in need of a brain boost to sharpen your memory and build cognition. Barnard does a fantastic job at presenting medical terms and science-based information in an interesting way to help you better understand the functioning of the brain and various factors that affect its performance. This thought provoking read is equipped with recipes, menus, and explanations about food and the human body.