With the explosion of news over how important the role a healthy diet plays in living longer and stronger, many Americans are eager to start eating better. But they are baffled by the new food labels; you need a calculator to figure out portions and percentages-and not just for each individual food but for your entire day's menu.The Food Report Card helps the consumer to find out what the best foods are to not only avoid cholesterol and fats, but help combat chances of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer. The book rates 14,000 foods, including fruits, vegetables, meats, brand-name products, canned and frozen foods, and even fast foods, and assigns them a simple grade from A to D, based on fat, sugar, calories, fiber, and sodium. Thousands of charts show type of food, portion size, calories, and grade. The charts tell you at a glance what's good to eat: a sound diet is made up of A and B foods, with some Cs thrown in for the occasional snack and Ds to be avoided at all times. If you're on a high-fiber diet, look to those foods that have received a '+' rating, and if you're avoiding sodium, stay away from those that have a '-'.With the straightforward grade ratings presented in The Food Report Card, you can immediately identify which foods are good for your heart, for losing weight, lowering your cholesterol or your blood pressure, and even increasing your physical endurance. No other book is simpler to use, and no other sources gives you all the nutritional advice you need in so handy a format.