'The Best Things You Can Eat' by David Grotto

January 29, 2013 9:40:52 AM PST
In his newest book, ''The Best Things You Can Eat,'' dietician David Grotto takes the guesswork out of balanced eating.

Drawing on the latest food and nutritional research, Grotto lists and describes common foods and their benefits, cross-referencing their categories for more insight into the impact food has on the body.

    Grotto divides his lists into three sections:
  • The Vital Nutrients: provides the top un-fortified food sources for each vitamin, mineral, fat and fiber and describes the benefits of each.
  • Best Foods for Whatever Ails You: mentions many common ailments?from high blood pressure and cholesterol to aging and gum disease?and lists the foods that counter them.
  • Best In Show: highlights the most nutritional options in each food group, including dairy, grains and vegetables, in addition to the best foods for pre- and post-workout routines, including sleep and improving memory.

David Grotto's "Lucky 7" of top foods that should be in everyone's diet:

  • Beans - Best source of 8 nutrients including fiber and iron, best food for controlling blood glucose and pressure, fighting cancer
  • Cherries - Best Food for fighting bad breath, sleep, pain and inflammation
  • Mushrooms - Best source of 6 nutrients, top 7 foods for bad breath and fighting cancer.
  • Salmon - Best source of 8 nutrients, top 7 foods for blood glucose, sleep, gum disease, pain, aging, triglycerides and blood pressure
  • Spinach - Best source of 9 nutrients, top 7 foods for blood pressure, gum disease and fighting cancer
  • Yogurt - Best source of 6 nutrients, top 7 foods for blood glucose, bed breath, diarrhea, regularity, blood pressure and fighting cavities
  • Liver - Best source of 12 nutrients.

Meet David Grotto:

January 29th from 6-8pm: Fair Oaks Farms
Time: 6-8pm
Location: 1001 West Adams in Chicago, Illinois
Telephone: 312-624-9444

Cost: FREE! (Limited to the first 100 who register)
Notes: Books will be available for purchase. All proceeds go to the Chicago Food and Nutrition Network. There will be presentations, demonstrations and a book signing event throughout the evening.