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Eat Right To Stay Bright- Manage Diet to Manage Disease,is the perfect guide to live a healthy life.

Written by Niharika Srivastava | Published: August 1, 2010 5:51:48 am

While one new food book urges you to eat,another urges you to eat right

Eat Right To Stay Bright- Manage Diet to Manage Disease,is the perfect guide to live a healthy life. Dr Shweta Rastogi is a Clinical Dietician and consultant in Lifestyle Medicine who gives useful information about meal planning and a balanced diet. The book covers major health problems,their do’s and dont’s and debunks popular food myths. The book covers common diseases such as diabetes,heart diseases,cancer,and tuberculosis,prescribing the right kind of nutrients required to battle each condition. The key nutritive recipes for each disease have been specified for each disorder after much research by the author. Rastogi has also written detailed explanations about the basic food pyramids,ways to maintain a regular balanced diet and precautions to avoid these diseases—all in a manner which the lay reader will understand. The one thing we wish we could change was the bland presentation style—some sprightly anecdotes and jokes would not be amiss.

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor,also a best selling author of cookery books,has come out with Simply Stylish- Entertaining at home. In this book,he describes a few of his favourites that are easy to cook but look stylish when presented right. Depending on the kind of occasion,one can choose from the myriad recipes that Kapoor has provided. For instance,there are dishes for events ranging from large family gatherings to intimate dinners to chilled out evenings. The book includes recipes for a wide range of soups,salads,snacks,vegetarian and non-vegetarian main dishes and desserts. Tempting photographs of every recipe will be sure to tempt anyone into gluttony. With step-by-step instructions and exact quantities for each ingredient,Simply Stylish makes it very convenient for everyone to relish what they desire to eat. Our only complaint is that with someone as knowlegeable about food as Kapoor,we were hoping for more information and histories of the recipes. That would make this more than just an addition to the kitchen bookshelf.

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