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Nutrition Books


#1

I am new to the world of nutrition and i was wondering if anyone knows any good books


#2

#3

Depends on what you are looking for. Nutrition for a endurance athlete is not the same for a body builder or 40yr old diabetic. Since you're on this site I'm guessing you're looking for sports nutrition.

Here's my list.

-Power eating
- Nutrition Timing
- Paleo for Athletes
-150 healthiest foods
-Martial arts nutrition
-Athletes Plate


#4

It would be really helpful if you could state what it was exactly you were wanting to learn. Nutrition is a big field.


#5

In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan.
http://www.T-Nation.com/article/atomic_dog/atomic_dog_eat_food_not_much_mostly_plants

Muscle, Smoke and Mirrors by Randy Roach. It's practically an encyclopedia about the history of the sport of bodybuilding, but the underlying premise/recurring theme is bodybuilding nutrition from the 1800s to the 1960s.
http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance_interviews/the_dark_side_of_bodybuilding

Also check out these older threads that've answered your question already. If the same books pop up over and over again, that says something:
http://tnation.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/diet_performance_nutrition_supplements/favorite_nutrition_book
http://tnation.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/diet_performance_nutrition_supplements/what_are_you_reading
http://tnation.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/diet_performance_nutrition_supplements/looking_for_a_nutrition_book_to_read


#6

I second Power eating by Susan Kleiner.


#7

I agree. Great Book.


#8

If you can't grow it or kill it, don't eat it.


#9

Living low carb ( Jonny Bowden )
The Primal Blueprint ( Mark Sisson )
The Paleo Solution ( Robb Wolf )
The Anti-estrogenic diet ( Ori Hofmekler )