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This well-researched, thought-provoking guide to traditional foods contains a startling message: Animal fats and cholesterol are not villains but vital factors in the diet, necessary for normal growth, proper function of the brain and nervous system, protection from disease and optimum energy levels. Sally Fallon dispels the myths of the current low-fat fad in this practical, entertaining guide to a can-do diet that is both nutritious and delicious.
Nourishing Traditions will tell you:
- Why your body needs old fashioned animal fats
- Why butter is a health food
- How high-cholesterol diets promote good health
- How saturated fats protect the heart
- How rich sauces help you digest and assimilate your food
- Why grains and legumes need special preparation to provide optimum benefits
- About enzyme-enhanced food and beverages that can provide increased energy and vitality
- Why high-fiber, lowfat diets can cause vitamin and mineral deficiencies
Topics include the health benefits of traditional fats and oils (including butter and coconut oil); dangers of vegetarianism; problems with modern soy foods; health benefits of sauces and gravies; proper preparation of whole grain products; pros and cons of milk consumption; easy-to-prepare enzyme enriched condiments and beverages; and appropriate diets for babies and children.
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Nourishing Traditions The Cookbook That Introduced All The Current Food Trends!
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– Butter, not margarines or spreads.
– The first step to good health—make your own salad dressing.
– Eggs, pate and caviar are health foods.
– Soak your grains—your body will thank you.
– Sourdough bread—so much more digestible.
– Your body needs salt—and unrefined salt is best.
– Sauerkraut and other lacto-fermented foods keep your gut biome healthy.
– Healthy soft drinks like kombucha and brewed ginger ale.
– Bonebroth for nutritious and delicious soups and sauces.
– Prepare for pregnancy with nutrient-dense foods.
Learn the why’s and how’s in America’s classic cookbook on healthy traditional foods. Over 750,000 copies sold.