Nutrition and health books are gaining popularity these days. Designing a cover for a book meant to inspire someone to live a healthier life is not an easy task. Below are some good examples of nutrition books with great covers.
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All – American Meal
Let’s face it: fast food is convenient and tasty. The downside is it can be extremely unhealthy. This book has been meticulously researched, and shows how the fast food industry is transforming our diet, hastening our landscape, and fueling obesity. From the title, a reader can easily discern the intent of this book. Looking closely at the cover, readers see the United States drawn on the box of french fries. The cover is fitting for the title and is a great depiction of what the readers can expect from this book.
“Good Calories, Bad Calories” is written by scientific journalist Gary Taubes. This book claims that we have been misled to believe that fat is bad for us, carbohydrates are better, and that the real cause for us gaining weight is taking in the wrong types of calories. The front cover depicts bread a carbohydrate and butter a fat. The title is cleverly placed; and instantly depicts “Good Calories” and “Bad Calories”. This minimalistic cover, keeps the focus on the subject matter of the book.
In “Why We Get Fat” Gary Taubes explains some of the reasons we get fat and what we can do to change it. This cover is minimalistic with contrasting colors to focus on the core thesis of the book. The font weight used on the title varies, and starts thin then gets bold on the word “Fat” for emphasis. The cover is simple and straight to the point and fitting for both the title and contents.
We live in a world where almost everything we consume contain toxic chemicals. “Clean” is a book that offers medically proven ways to help our bodies eliminate and neutralize toxins. The cover’s blue and white hues make the cover feel clean and sanitized. The glass of water serves duel purposes as it ads calm to the cover but is also one of the mediums for eliminating toxins from the body.