Friday 29 July 2016

Friday Books - Think and eat Smart

On Fridays I participate in BookBeginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader, and The Friday 56 - hosted by Freda’s Voice. Both involve sharing excerpts from a current book - the beginning and - you guessed it - page 56.

This week's book-

Click the cover for the Goodreads blurb.

Today the McDonald's logo is more recognizable than the Christian cross. And just as the cross represents Christianity, the McDonald's M can be seen as the image of what has come to be known as the Western Diet, appropriately referred to by its acronym MAD: the Modern American Diet

Here's my P56

Our vision is incredibly limited, despite all our advances in the science of food. For example, coffee beans have over a thousand phytonutrients (that fight diseases), only a small percentage of which have been identified. The complex yet beneficial interaction between just these hundred we can identify, let alone the other nine hundred or so, is also little understood.

I have no expectation that I'm going to get to read this book this weekend - it's just too darn busy. But it has been sitting on my shelf, taunting me with its pretty cover, and interesting topic. I love reading books on food and the brain, and although this one looks a little dense and maybe could have done with more editing, Im sure I'll get a chance to dip into it. What do you think?

Tell me what you're reading, and I'll pay you a visit. 

Happy reading everyone.


Suzanne McClendon said...

I think that it sounds like it could be an interesting book to read. It is difficult to know what is truly good for us anymore in regards to food. One week, this is touted as the best. The next week it is, "Don't eat that! It will kill you!" I figure as close as we can get to how Heavenly Father created the food for us, the better.

I hope you'll get a chance to read the book soon. Have a blessed weekend!

David E. McClendon, Sr. said...

It sounds like a pretty interesting book. There are a lot of medical conditions that can be cured, or at least improved by the proper diet. I had a friend who came back from Stage Four Cancer with a macrobiotic diet.

Lauren Stoolfire said...

Huh! I didn't know that about coffee beans... Hope you can get to it soon.

Unknown said...

It seems like every time I turn around I'm being told something is bad for me and then later that it is good for me? Could be an interesting read.

My Friday 56 from Candidate For Murder

Kathy Martin said...

Interesting information about coffee. Too bad I had the taste of it and can't reap the benefits. My book this week is A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet. Happy reading!

Elza Reads said...

Now I understand why I'm always fighting fit after having too much coffee - it's all those phytonutrient thingies that's at war! Hope you will learn some really good stuff from this book. Here's my Friday Meets:

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I love hearing good things about coffee, as I wouldn't want to do without it! Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “THE GIRL YOU LOST”

Unknown said...

This looks like an interesting and helpful read. I will have to check it out. Enjoy!

Maria said...

This sounds like a book I need to read - especially since I love coffee - both the taste and texture before we even talk about it's benefits - here's my Friday meme

fredamans said...

The beginning came across as more of an angry opinion than actual fact. Think I'd pass on this one. Happy weekend!