If you think there are a lot of fitness fad books out there, you’re right. But it’s arguable that the market for nutrition books is even more saturated, and that many of the titles on offer are merely trying to cash in on the diet du jour before it goes out of fashion and the next gimmicky approach comes around, leaving stacks of copies in distribution warehouses.
Yet occasionally a book comes along that is based on sound, enduring principles that are evergreen, features easily applicable takeaways (pun intended) and doesn’t require you tossing out everything in your pantry and refrigerator and replacing it with whatever product line the author is hawking. The best two such books I’ve read in the past year are Mark Sisson’s The New Primal Blueprint and Dr. Catherine Shanahan’s opus Deep Nutrition. Here are a few highlights from each one: