Summer Reading List

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Nothing says summer quite like stretching out with a good book. Check out our recommendations for these great reads that help you learn about enjoying fresh, seasonal fruits and veggies that will motivate you to eat better.

The best books can teach, inspire and change our way of thinking about a specific subject. And in the case of healthy eating and lifestyle choices, the right book could even help you take action to reduce your risk of cancer. That’s why we’re filling our summer reading lists with books about nutritious foods and healthy living from leading experts in the field. Check out a few of our top picks!

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Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works
By Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch

Intuitive eating is a self-care framework, which integrates instinct, emotion and rational thought. The principles work to help you cultivate attunement to the physical sensations from within you to meet your biological and psychosocial needs. Written by two prominent registered dietitian nutritionists, a few of the principles Intuitive Eating will teach you include:

  • Reject the diet mentality
  • Make peace with food
  • Challenge the food police
  • Honor your feelings without using food
  • Respect your body

The Plant-Based Boost: Nutrition Solutions for Athletes and Exercise Enthusiasts
By Melissa Halas

What you eat can have a big impact on your ability to rev up and reap the benefits of your physical activity. This research-based book is an amazing resource, whether you are eating a vegan diet or just looking to reduce meat. You’ll learn plant-based meal and snack strategies to boost athletic performance and overall health.

The Plant-Powered Diet
By Sharon Palmer

Study after study has shown that a plant-based diet helps to promote health and wellness and prevent cancer. With 75 plant-based recipes and a 14-day plan for getting started, Sharon Palmer makes it easier than ever to make the leap. Take our word for it: you’ll never look back.

Happy summer and happy reading!


Author: Ben Smith

Ben Smith is the Digital Communications Manager at AICR. He manages several of the organization’s newsletters as well AICR’s social media.

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