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Maria Cross – How to eat like a human


Food and how to make a meal of itFood is good. Food which is not only a joy to eat, but which is compatible with human health and makes you feel good and full of vitality.

My new book, Food, and how to make a healthy meal of it,  is the book that tells you everything you need to know about what to eat to stay healthy, steer clear of weight gain and disease, and still love the food you eat. By the time you finish reading this book you’ll be able to plan each meal with confidence, and know that you are laying the foundations for a lifetime of eating well and being well.

Food, and How to Make a Healthy Meal of it is based on the natural human, or paleolithic diet, with allowances for moderate amounts of newcomers. It is also a celebration of real food for people who love eating.

Amuse Bouche

What - and what not - to eat

Eat like a human

"After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations." Oscar Wilde

Good food does so many good things. Health is inextricably linked to diet, and to fill your body with junk and not expect consequences is sheer madness. To fill it with nourishing good food is sanity and wisdom. So choose health, and choose a healthy diet. To do so does not require that you relinquish all worldly pleasure. Good, real food nurtures health, vitality and the senses. It begins its journey through the body by satisfying the brain's hunger receptors and by the time it rejoins the external environment it has fortified your constitution and fed your mind. Nothing could be more important.