Read It Before You Eat It: How to Decode Food Labels and Make the Healthiest Choice Every Timeby Bonnie Taub-Dix
The whole foods movement explained how to shop healthfully at the farmers market, but how can families shop smart at Wal-Mart? There is a wealth of information on labels, but most people have no idea that products labeled "trans-fat free" can contain/b>
A nationally recognized nutrition expert tells shoppers exactly what should be going into their carts.
The whole foods movement explained how to shop healthfully at the farmers market, but how can families shop smart at Wal-Mart? There is a wealth of information on labels, but most people have no idea that products labeled "trans-fat free" can contain trans-fats or that "all natural" is a meaningless phrase. Readers can bring this handy guide to the supermarket to help them interpret labels like a pro. How much sodium is too much? Are all carbs the kiss of death? And what does "organic" really mean? Renowned nutritionist Bonnie Taub-Dix clears up the confusion by showing readers how to make sense of the labels and sidestep tricky marketing ploys. She walks them through a typical grocery store and points out the best food choices to make in every aisle.
- Penguin Publishing Group
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- 18 Years
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Nutritionist Bonnie Taub-Dix is a specialist in behavior and lifestyle modification, nutritional therapy, obesity and weight management with thirty years of experience. She lives on Long Island with her husband and three sons.
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his was a great book, even though I didn't always agree with the philosophy behind it. Since I am a Paleo and natural food advocate, I've moved away from counting calories and trying to fit into the conventional mold suggested by the Food Pyramid. I'm more into the "Eat real food and don't worry about how many calories" are involved group. That being said, this book did serve a greater good. It opened my eyes to the many ways that we can be tricked on a food label. Since I have been interested in nutrition since my teenage years, I automatically assumed that I knew all there was to know about the food label. Apparently, I don't. Bonnie Taub-Dix does an excellent job of providing clear and easy to understand information about the different pitfalls that can happen to anyone trying to eat health. This book will cover how to decipher serving sizes, the different types of sugars, food allergens, and go into specific detail about health claims. What you won't find is a "Eat this, not that" kind of thing. You'll get some suggestions. It doesn't really help you decide what to get in the supermarket, it just tells you what's inside the stuff that's there.