Rich Food Poor Food: The Ultimate Grocery Purchasing System (GPS)

Rich Food Poor Food: The Ultimate Grocery Purchasing System (GPS)

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by Mira Calton
     
 

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Do you get confused while poring over labels at the grocery store, trying to determine the healthiest options? What makes one box of cereal better for you than another, and how are we supposed to decipher the extensive lists of mysterious ingredients on every package, and then determine whether they are safe or toxic to your family's health? With nearly 40,000

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Do you get confused while poring over labels at the grocery store, trying to determine the healthiest options? What makes one box of cereal better for you than another, and how are we supposed to decipher the extensive lists of mysterious ingredients on every package, and then determine whether they are safe or toxic to your family's health? With nearly 40,000 items populating the average supermarket today, the Rich Food Poor Food - Grocery Purchasing System (GPS), is a unique guide that steers the consumer through the grocery store aisles, directing them to health enhancing Rich Food options while avoiding health detracting Poor Food ones.

Rich Food, Poor Food is unique in the grocery store guide arena in that rather than rating a particular food using calories, sodium, or fat as the main criteria, it identifies the products that contain wholesome, micronutrient-rich ingredients that health-conscious shoppers are looking for, like wild caught fish, grass-fed beef, raw/organic cheese, organic meats, pastured eggs and dairy, organic produce and sprouted grains, nuts and seeds, while avoiding over 150 common unwanted Poor Food ingredients such as sugar, high fructose corn syrup, refined flour, GMOs, MSG, artificial colors, flavors and sweeteners, pesticides, nitrites/ nitrates, gluten, and chemical preservatives like BHA and BHT.

So while other food swapping grocery guides may give the green light to eating Kellogg's Fruit Loops with Sprinkles, Oscar Mayer Turkey Bologna and Hostess Twinkies based on their lower calories, sodium, and/or fat levels, you won't find these heavily processed, food-like products identified as Rich Food choices in Rich Food, Poor Food. That doesn't mean this guide to micronutrient-sufficient living leads readers to a boring culinary lifestyle. Quite the contrary! The Caltons offer Rich Food choices in every aisle of the store including desserts, snacks, sauces, hot dogs, and other fun foods!

This indispensable grocery store guide raises the bar on food quality as it takes readers on an aisle-by-aisle tour, teaching them how to identify potentially problematic ingredients, while sharing tips on how to lock in a food's nutritional value during preservation and preparation, save money, and make homemade versions of favorite grocery store staples. Regardless of age, dietary preference or current health, Rich Food, Poor Food turns the grocery store and farmer's market into a micronutrient pharmacy--filling the shopping cart with a natural prescription for better health and longevity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780984755172
Publisher:
Primal Nutrition, Inc.
Publication date:
02/26/2013
Pages:
324
Sales rank:
384,644
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
9 Years

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Mira Calton, CN is a Licensed Certified Nutritionist, a Fellow of the American Association of Integrative Medicine, Diplomate of the College of Clinical Nutrition, a Certified Personal Fitness Chef and is Board Certified in Integrative Health. She holds a Diploma in Comprehensive Nutrition from Huntington College of Health Sciences has completed the Yale University School of Medicine's OWCH program. She sits on the American Board of Integrative Health.

Jayson B. Calton, PhD, FAAIM, DCCN, CISSN, BCIH, ROHP is a Fellow of the American Association of Integrative Medicine, a Diplomate of the College of Clinical Nutrition, and is Board Certified in Integrative Health and Sports Nutrition. He has worked with thousands of international clients over the last 20 years to improve their health through his unique nutritional and lifestyle therapies. Dr. Calton majored in Molecular and Microbiology (pre-med), at the Burnett Honors College, School of Biomed

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Rich Food Poor Food: The Ultimate Grocery Purchasing System (GPS) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to admit that I was pretty blown away when I read through Rich Food, Poor Food by Jayson & Mira Calton. As a nutrition & health professional, I read a LOT of books on the topic of diet and nutrition. In the past 5 years, there has definitely been an explosion of great books to hit the shelves touting the value of real, natural foods in our diet. The field of natural health and wellness is growing exponentially, mostly in part due to the great materials being put out there by a number of researchers and practitioners. Where I feel this book stands apart is the practicality. It’s literally a book you can take with you to the grocery store, or wherever you shop, taking the guesswork out of which foods to buy! This is where most people get confused, frustrated, and discouraged. There are tens of thousands of “food” products in our modern grocery stores. Which are the best? Which are the worst? To answer these questions on the scale that the Caltons have done here is incredibly tedious and time-consuming work. Their passion for nutrition, health, and helping people feel their best was evident when I read their first book, Naked Calories. In my opinion, Rich Food, Poor Food has taken this to an entirely different level! I feel this book is an ABSOLUTE MUST for anyone looking to optimize their diet, and their health! If you want to eliminate all confusion about which brands, products, and foods are the best for your body, and which are better off being left on the shelf… look no further than this easy-to-follow and practical guide!! -Michael Roesslein, MS, CHEK, FDN Founder, Natural Evolution Holistic Health & Fitness
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow, what a gem of a book this is! Having read the Calton's previous book and found it so valuable, I was anxious to read Rich Food Poor Food when I found out they had written another. Superbly written, I will be using this book whenever I go shopping. Easy to follow and written for anyone regardless of your knowledge of nutrition, this book will help you make better decisions with food choices in the grocery store or shopping online. I recommend it highly!
Sarena23 More than 1 year ago
I received this book just 4 days ago and I have read it cover to cover 2x already. I also recommended it to maybe 50 people, no kidding aside. Plus I already eat and live this way. What a fantastic book that I highly recommend to any living walking person. You will never look at food or a grocery trip the same. Be wise, be smart and be safe about things you consume! Totally mind boggling how our food quality is.... this is coming from a fitness professional and def!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is must read for any family. It helped change the way that I eat and the foods that I provide my family with. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a fundamental book that everyone should read before they go shopping again! It very clearly breaks down what the packaging means and what qualities you should look for in foods and why. The Caltons have done a great job of dispelling nutritional myths and explaining how this practically applies to everyday eating. Even if you already know a lot about nutrition and healthy cooking, you will still learn tons! This is an invaluable resource for anyone that would like to get healthier. It's also colorful and fun and you'll have a hard time putting it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it. Love it. Love it. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great information and great reference book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is packed with information that will open your eyes to why our health in America is so bad and why our ratio for sickness is high. Why our children are hyper,sick and irretable. We must wake up and speak out. GMO ( genitically modified organisms) alerts everywhere. stop listening to the news and read this book. I carry it with me to the grocery. It changed my whole outlook on what I put in my mouth and I have cured many of my medical issues just from having read this book. It is a must read for everyone
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DarwinDude More than 1 year ago
During the journey to improve my health, I stumbled upon the book Naked Calories by Mira and Jayson Calton. With regard to diet, all we ever hear about in the media is macronutrients (protein, fat and carbohydrates) and how they impact your diet. Here was this couple telling me how micronutrients play an integral part in what you eat! This was a real eye opener for me and I could not put the book down until I read it cover to cover. When I heard that the Calton's getting ready to launch new book, I could not wait to get my hands on it! My wife and I were fortunate to see the Calton's give a talk recently and I was able to purchase a copy of the book early. Rich Food Poor Food is the perfect follow-up companion to Naked Calories. It takes the theory of eating nutrient dense, real food and helps us learn how to shop and obtain the maximum amount of micronutrients in the food you eat. It was immediately clear that an amazing amount of time and research went into creating this book. Over the last year, I have read numerous books, blogs and articles on nutrition and still learned so much more from reading Rich Food Poor Food! The book is beautifully designed in a logical manner that anyone can follow. The perfect mix of science and practicality allows the reader to literally walk through the grocery aisles chapter by chapter to learn what optimal foods to buy. Each recommendation is clearly defined and you are taught why you should choose certain products over the other. I do consider myself to be a savvy shopper when it comes to food and I still found products listed that I should Steer Clear of that I do consume. I have now purchased three copies of this book. One to keep in car for quick reference while shopping, one to loan out and one at home for planning. An added bonus to the valuable information packed in the book are the coupons from many of the different recommended product companies! This is all available in the resource section of the Rich Food Poor Food website along with other extremely useful tools to help you hone your shopping skills. In my opinion, Rich Food Poor Food should required reading for anyone that cares about what they eat. We spend so much of our hard earned money trying to eat the right food. This guide helps to ensure that one gets the most health benefit out of their food dollars. Educational, entertaining and chock full of rich information, you will not be disappointed and I would be shocked if you didn't devour its contents as I did. Thank you Mira and Jayson for your tireless dedication in leading the Rich Food Revolution!
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This is exactly what I have been looking for!
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U here
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh my godd..*Climaxes and finishes cu<_>mming*