A Healthy Purchase

eat pretty 2008

Now I know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover but when I saw this book as a background prop in some blog posts, it caught my eye and I was intrigued.   The title was enough to sway me and although it’s unlike me to seek out a nutritional book, I’m glad I did.  Eat Pretty: Nutrition for Beauty Inside and Out by Jolene Hart, guides you through how to use nutrition as a tool to get perfect glowing skin as well helping to beat stress, ease digestion and maintain a pH-balanced living.

Written by a beauty editor turned health coach, Eat Pretty is relatable and easy to follow.  With terminology like “Beauty Betrayers,” “The Building Blocks of Beauty” and “The Eat Pretty Pantry,” this book certainly draws you in, but that is a good thing because normally I’d be bored after the first few chapters!  In fact, I’ve read this from start to finish and regularly use it as a point of reference as it covers everything from a comprehensive glossary of beauty nutrients, sources and benefits, a seasonal guide on how to eat pretty as well as quick and easy to follow recipes and how to use foods to help you sleep well and control mood swings.  Like did you know that radishes are good for strong nails, red cabbage provides a collagen boost, celery keeps your skin hydrated and pumpkin seeds calm your nervous system?

The great thing is that this book isn’t designed for health freaks, nor is it about following a strict regime (I have too much of a sweet tooth for that), but it’s about having the right information so that you can make your own choices and most of all, it’s about doing your best to achieve that glow from within…..who doesn’t want that?

If you are like me and normally find health books overwhelming and boring, I promise this one is different and I would highly recommend it. x

  • Ahh this book sounds great, and i never knew certain foods calmed your nervous system or hydrated your skin etc.

    Emma at http://www.collagemepretty.blogspot.co.uk

    • I know, neither did I really but it is always great to know xx

  • Jess

    i’ve had this book on my wishlist for ages now and you’ve really swayed me to actually wanting to have it in my hands. agree about the cover being super pretty.xx http://www.jesskadenise.com

  • Kate

    I need to check this book out! I agree that traditional health books are too rigid and unrealistic. Thanks for the recommendation. xx

    Champagne Daydream

    • No problem. I definitely like the beauty aspect of this and that’s probably what appeals to me and makes this something you kinda want to follow as much as possible – easier said than done though! xx

  • Oooh what a pretty book! Sounds lovely too 🙂
    Also I have nominated you for the Liebster Award 😀
    Here’s the link to the post
    Liebster Award Post
    Looking forward to seeing your answers!
    Abiee xx

    • Ahh thanks. I’ll have to get cracking with this pronto. much appreciated xx

  • Hannah

    I’ve seen this book a few times and have been tempted to pick it up, but as you said health orientated books can be overwhelming and sometimes leave you feeling more guilty than motivated aha – but after reading this I definitely want to give it a try. Lovely photo composition by the way!

    Dimples Diaries


    • Thanks. I know what you mean, I’m not normally a health book kinda person, but this one is actually a good read and good to have to hand for those times when you want to be healthy! x

  • I always judge a book by its cover (strictly books not a metaphor for people!) that book is so pretty it definitely would have caught my interest too. I’m glad to know its not about following a really strict regime as I’m always put off by food books that are like that. Thanks for the review <3


    • I know what you mean, I don’t normally read health books but this really did catch my eye and luckily it is just as good as its cover! xx

  • Sounds fantastic and your image is just so perfect looking!

  • Love the book cover and now that I’m trying to eat better, this really interests me. 🙂

    Renata x
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    • This is probably one health book that I can see myself turning to all the time x

  • This books looks really interesting. Thanks for sharing!

    XO Maariasan.com

  • That is a must-have book! Thanks for sharing!

    Happy new week!
    With love,
    Suzy ♥


    • Thanks for stopping by, I’m certainly glad I purchased this and can see myself turning to it all the time x

  • Creme Rose

    I am so happy you did this post. Haven’t heard anything about this book, but I am obsessed with anything health related. I never knew that red cabbage provides collagen boost, well now I know what I will be incorporating more in my diet. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!
    x Arwa

    • That’s great you found it useful. I was surprised at some of the things that are good for you and what benefits they offer and I thought I knew it all!

  • I am not really interested in this healthy eating books and I keep ignoring them. What I think whoever knows their body well would know what’s good for them and what’s not. I am not a strict diet person, I just eat what I feel like.
    I like the cover of the book and also it sounds different than others. I might give it a look xx


    • Understand where you are coming from , everything in moderation…right? I like the “beauty” aspect of this book and as I regularly pack my own lunch for work I am always looking for great healthy snack ideas as otherwise I’ll just keep going to the dreaded vending machine! I find this book a great point of reference. xx

  • It sounds amazing. Normally these kind of books can be a little bit overwhelming or boring, but it doesn’t seem like that at all!
    I hope you have an amazing day xx


    • Thank you and same to you. This one is so not overwhelming! x

  • I do actually have this but hadn’t got round to reading it – I definitely will be now though 🙂 xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  • I’m not into super healthy books either because I just know I couldn’t follow a strict sugar free, dairy free, vegan kind of diet so this sounds perfect. Plus I do judge a book by its cover and this one looks so pretty x

    Beauty with charm

    • I know it looks really pretty doesn’t it. It is really easy to follow and isn’t a typical diet book at all. x