Nourishing Traditions Cookbook by Sally Fallon with Mary G. Enig Ph.D.

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Animal fats and cholesterol are not villains but vital factors in the diet. Learn why the current low-fat fad is based completely on myths.

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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.