Rich Food Poor Food Book Review and Giveaway
Last week I received their new book, Rich Food, Poor Food, which is a page turner! This book is written by Dr. Jayson Calton and Mira Calton, who also wrote the book, Naked Calories. It is full of colorful graphics, charts, and easy recipe which are electrifying compared to most nutrition books! They call their book a GPS: for grocery purchasing system. This is such a great concept because I know for my clients the grocery store is a mind field of temptations and deceptive marketing. This book is a guide that sorts all the hype from what really matters, purchasing nutrient dense food that taste good and improves health.
There are 2 parts to Rich Food, Poor Food.
Part I is titled, “Know Before You Go”. It is about 40 pages long and is easy to read and gives its readers the necessary tools and background information on things to look before going to the grocery store. This section is great because it sorts out confusing terms and urban legends. Find out the real reason nitrates may be a problem (hint: it is not the reason we are usually told).
The middle of Part I is “Villainous Variables”, which not only list ingredients that are legal in the U.S., but banned in other countries, it also explains how the food industry tricks consumers with deceptive advertising with words such as healthy, made with, etc.
The last section of Part 1 is the Everyday Micro-nutrient Depleters (EMDs) describing how certain ingredients can deplete micro-nutrients such as shipping time, pasteurization, freezing/canning, and certain cooking methods.
Part 2 is the Owner’s Manual, which explains how navigate the grocery store.
Part 2 is is where the rubber meats the road and it takes up aisle by aisle through the grocery store. It is a reference guide you can refer back to over and over.
The aisles/sections in the book consists of, Dairy, Meat, Fish & Seafood, Produce, Condiments, Grains, Baking, Snacks & Beverages.
Each aisle gives explanations on what various terms mean and what to look for when buying various products. Each aisle has a section called “Steer Here” and “Steer Clear”, which identifies brand name products that are good choices and those that are not. The book offers clear expalanations of why certain foods are better than others so we can remember why we are making those choices. Education for the consumer is key especially when the pocketbook $$$ is involved.
I especially liked the section on GMO’s, becasue it helps you figure out in which foods they are hiding. Did you know that frankenfoods start with a code of 8, so the buyer can beware!
- Which nutrients are higher in grass fed animals
- Which meats are lower in in omega 6
- That grass fed meat is higher in fat burning and cancer fighting CLA
- Which meat is higher in vitamin E
- Grass fed animals are naturally leaner
- Which label to look to insure animal welfare
- Which meat to eat to avoid declining eyesight
- How grass fed animals can still be fed GMO’s
- What pastured really means
- Why organic is not good enough
- Why the term grass finished is key
- Which grass fed meat is more popular worldwide than beef
- What color of lamb meat is best tasting
- Which meat is sweeter with more protein than beef
- The best ways to save money on grass fed animals
- How to find a local farmer in your area
- Where to buy 100% grass fed beef online
They also have a great guide all about purchasing quality fowl which is a question my readers ask me all the time. Finding quality healthy chickens is a real challenge. There is also great guide about which fruits and vegetable are most important to buy organic and how to selects sustainable seafood that wont make your gills glow.
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- Click this link Rich Food Poor Food: The Ultimate Grocery Purchasing System (GPS)
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- Contest ends 3/5/13
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