This book brings together a selection of studies written by specialists from universities and/or research institutions from every continent. The processes of change in systems of production, commercialisation, and consumption of food, as well as the problems and nutritional habits analysed here, develop within the framework of the technological and socio-productive transformations experienced in many parts of the world as a consequence of the transition from traditional rural societies to the predominantly urban and industrial societies of our time. Many of these societies are affected by the fluctuations, questions, or socio-economic uncertainties caused principally by what is named globalisation. The authors involved in this volume are from a variety of backgrounds and their theoretical-analytical focuses regarding eating habits are quite diverse. However, independent of their different perspectives and scientific disciplines (Anthropology, Communication, Economy, Marketing, Medicine, Nursing, Psychology and Sociology), all of these authors are united in their concerns regarding similar food processes and problems, such as the industrialisation of food production, junk food, fast food, eating disorders, overeating, obesity, the impacts of ideal body images on eating behaviours, lifestyles and feeding, anorexia, bulimia, organic foods, healthy foods, functional foods, and so on. Moreover, in a time shaped by a worldwide standardisation of eating habits, the search for identity, specificity, or distinction through the acquisition and consumption of foods is commonplace in many chapters of the book. Likewise, these chapters show a generalised interest on the negative effects of the advertising and communications media that often drive patterns of food consumption and provoke desires for ideals of beauty and body forms prejudicial to health. As the editor states in the preface, all this occurs in an ever more modernised and globalised world in which artificial procedures of the production of industrial foods that are quite opaque to the general public become increasingly widespread. In such a world, while people's concerns over the healthiness of foods increase, we are witnessing a non-stop expansion of markets for organic food, as well as the repeated manipulation of growing consumers' preferences for certain foodstuffs that they believe are healthy or have specific natural qualities. This manipulation frequently takes place through a variety of advertisements that announce a series of industrial foods as supposedly possessing these qualities. Obviously, a priority objective of these and other advertising strategies is to increase sales in the agro-alimentary sector in a context of obvious over-production and over-supply, which in turn is translated into the stimulation of food consumption. This would help explain such developments in the current consumer society, which is explored in further detail in many chapters of this book.
"A Guide to Juicing, Raw Foods & Superfoods" is a compendium of information that not only highlights the amazing benefits of adding juicing, raw foods and Superfoods to your diet, it also includes over 30 delicious and easy to follow recipes. It is the first step on your journey to finding the best options for a healthy lifestyle. The authors, Geoff and Vicky Wells, have already begun this journey and are seeing some remarkable results.They are aware that there is an ever-increasing group of people who are looking for natural solutions to their health problems and have sought to provide a number of solutions from their own experiences This book is written so that it can be easily understood and implemented by anyone. The items that are recommended can easily be found in any local farmers market or grocery store and, if your shopping is properly planned, it will not put a strain on your grocery budget. Both the information and tasty recipes in this book are a must-have for any individual who wants to achieve optimal health. It also serves as a reference for those who are just beginning to research the benefits of a juicing, raw foods and Superfoods diet. Now is always the best time to begin your journey to a fitter, longer, healthier life.
Follow the Skinny Rules Plan to lose weight and stay and healthy! The rules are not based on a fad diet, but rather the end of dieting. The rules focus on building healthy lifestyle habits and turning your body into a Fat Burning Machine! The Skinny Rules Food and Exercise Journal is a comprehensive journal designed to help you achieve your weight loss goals. This journal was made to complement the bestselling book "The Skinny Rules," by Bob Harper. One of the cardinal rules in the book refers to the importance of eating 30 to 50 grams of fiber each day. This is why we included a special section for fiber when most other food journals only include a section for protein, fat and carbs. We added the fiber section to this journal because of the importance of this rule. Eating enough fiber ensures that you'll have a smaller waistline and feel fuller longer, so it's important to track your fiber intake along with other nutritional information. The other sections conform to other skinny rules such as eating a certain amount of protein per day, eating the right carbs before lunch, consuming healthy fats and more!! The interior of the journal features sections for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. There is also a section for the time because it's important to eat the right foods and certain times throughout the day, according to Bob Harper. Extra space is also provided to track water intake and write down your exercise goals. This book is jumbo sized, to provide more room for writing, planning and goal setting. In addition, we provided margin space for extra notes, stickers or words of encouragement that you might want to add to help you stay on track! (Bonus: Graphing paper is located at the end of the journal! Feel free to use this take extra notes, paste pictures, more goals and create a mini dream / goal board within the book!) 8 x 11 size
We are living longer, but our quality of life isn't necessarily any better. With equal measure of easy-to-read physiology, wit, and practicality, this book veers away from unhealthy conventional dietary and lifestyle wisdom and shows how to unite the mind, body, and spirit for long-term vitality. Derived from her extensive research for her book "Death By Supermarket", Nancy Deville provides a series of straightforward, no-nonsense guidelines that shows readers how to take control of their health. This comprehensive program addresses topics such as accelerated ageing and how to avoid it, how to properly care for and nourish the brain, managing insomnia, practising self-compassion, and the appropriate exercise levels for all ages. Whether a twenty-year-old who can't get out of bed without four cups of coffee and a cigarette, a depressed thirty-five-year-old with no sex drive, or someone free-falling into old age, this book shows readers how to redefine their sense of well-being in a toxic world. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to win your dream job and be the first in line for a promotion.
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