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What to Eat

An Aisle-by-aisle Guide to Savvy Food Choices and Good Eating
Nestle, Marion (eBook - 2010)
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How do we decide what foods to eat? In recent years, this simple question has become complicated beyond belief—as supermarkets have grown to warehouse size, and as the old advice to eat foods from four food groups has been overrun by questions about organic foods, hormones, pesticides, carbohydrates, trans fats, omega-3s, supplements, health claims, extreme diets, and, above all, obesity. Fortunately, Marion Nestle is here to tell us what’s what—to give us the facts we need to make sensible choices from the bewildering array of foods available to us. With What to Eat, this renowned nutritionist takes us on a guided tour of the supermarket, explaining the issues with verve and wit as well as a scientist’s expertise and a food lover’s experience. Today’s supermarket is ground zero for the food industry, a place where the giants of agribusiness compete for sales with profits—not nutrition or health—in mind. Nestle walks us through the supermarket, section by section: produce, dairy, meat, fish, packaged foods, breads, juices, bottled waters, and more. Along the way, she untangles the issues, decodes the labels, clarifies the health claims, and debunks the sales hype. She tells us how to make sensible choices based on freshness, taste, nutrition, health, effects on the environment, and, of course, price. With Nestle as our guide, we learn what it takes to make wise food choices and are inspired to act with confidence on that knowledge. What to Eat is the guide to healthy eating today: comprehensive, provocative, revealing, rich in common sense, informative, and a pleasure to read.
Authors: Nestle, Marion
Title: What to eat
an aisle-by-aisle guide to savvy food choices and good eating
[downloadable ebook]
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Statement of Responsibility: Marion Nestle
Contents: PRODUCE SECTION: Fruits & vegetables: the price of fresh
Organics: hype or hope
Produce: safe at any price
Genetically modified, irradiated, and politicized
DAIR SECTION: Milk and more milk: subject to debate
Dairy foods: raw and cooked
Yogurt: health food or dessert
DAIRY SUBSTITUTES: Margarine: accept no substitutes
You CAN believe it's not butter
Soy milk: panacea or just another food
MEAT SECTION: A range of meaty issues
Questions of safety
Organic vs. "natural"
FISH COUNTER: Dilemmas and quandaries
The methylmercury dilemma
The fish-farming dilemma
The fish-labeling dilemma
Safely and sustainability
CENTER AISLES: COOL AND FROZEN: Eggs: the "incredible" edibles
Eggs and the salmonella problem
Frozen foods: decoding ingredients
A digression into calories and diets
Frozen foods: reading nutrition facts
CENTER AISLES: PROCESSED: Wheat flour and the glycemic index
Sugars
Cereals: sweet and supposedly healthy
Packaged foods: health endorsements
Snack foods: sweet, salty, and caloric
Foods just for kids
Oils: fat and more fat
BEVEAGE AISLE: Water everywhere: bottled and not
"Healthy" drinks: sugared and artificially sweetened
Teas and coffees: caffeine to eco-labels
SPECIAL SECTIONS: Infant formula and baby food
Supplements & health food
Bread: the bakery
Prepared foods: salads and more
Tacking action
Conversion tables
Terms used to describe fats in oils and foods
Summary: How do we decide what foods to eat? In recent years, this simple question has become complicated beyond belief—as supermarkets have grown to warehouse size, and as the old advice to eat foods from four food groups has been overrun by questions about organic foods, hormones, pesticides, carbohydrates, trans fats, omega-3s, supplements, health claims, extreme diets, and, above all, obesity. Fortunately, Marion Nestle is here to tell us what’s what—to give us the facts we need to make sensible choices from the bewildering array of foods available to us. With What to Eat, this renowned nutritionist takes us on a guided tour of the supermarket, explaining the issues with verve and wit as well as a scientist’s expertise and a food lover’s experience. Today’s supermarket is ground zero for the food industry, a place where the giants of agribusiness compete for sales with profits—not nutrition or health—in mind. Nestle walks us through the supermarket, section by section: produce, dairy, meat, fish, packaged foods, breads, juices, bottled waters, and more. Along the way, she untangles the issues, decodes the labels, clarifies the health claims, and debunks the sales hype. She tells us how to make sensible choices based on freshness, taste, nutrition, health, effects on the environment, and, of course, price. With Nestle as our guide, we learn what it takes to make wise food choices and are inspired to act with confidence on that knowledge. What to Eat is the guide to healthy eating today: comprehensive, provocative, revealing, rich in common sense, informative, and a pleasure to read.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 1429934476
9781429934473
Branch Call Number: OverDrive downloadable ebook
System Details: Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle
Format: OverDrive READ
Format: Kindle Book
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Headings: Gesundheitsgefährdung. swd Ernährungswirtschaft. swd Nutritive Value Popular Works Food Popular Works Health Behavior Popular Works Diet Popular Works Nutrition Popular Works Food preferences Food habits Health Popular works Diet Popular works Nutrition Popular works Diet Health Nutrition
Genre/Form: Downloadable ebook
Electronic books
Health and fitness
Topical Term: Gesundheitsgefährdung
Ernährungswirtschaft
Nutritive Value
Food
Health Behavior
Diet
Nutrition
Food preferences
Food habits
Health
Diet
Nutrition
Diet
Health
Nutrition
Additional Physical Form Entry: Original 9780865477049 sky200479992
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Nestle walks us through the supermarket, section by section: produce, dairy, meat, fish, packaged foods, breads, juices, bottled waters, and more. Along the way, she untangles the issues, decodes the labels, clarifies the health claims, and debunks the sales hype. She tells us how to make sensibl... Read More »


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May 22, 2011
  • mahlahh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fantastic book! So much information in here! Sad I had to return it, definitely will be buying this book! Really appreciate all the research done for this one, and all the resources for where the information came from can be found in the back which is fantastic!! Definitely a worthwhile read!!! Highly recommended!!

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