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The Choice Guide to Food: How to Look After Your Health, Your Budget and the Planet

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Written by one of Australia’s most respected nutritionists, this handbook takes a critical look at the key foods, drinks, and supplements that line supermarket shelves and weighs in on the nutritional benefits and disadvantages. Featuring simple recipes and easy-to-follow advice, it answers a variety of questions such as Are organic foods worth the extra money? Are artificial sweeteners safe? and How much salt is too much salt? Essentially, this is the ultimate guide to making shopping and eating simpler, ...

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Overview

Written by one of Australia’s most respected nutritionists, this handbook takes a critical look at the key foods, drinks, and supplements that line supermarket shelves and weighs in on the nutritional benefits and disadvantages. Featuring simple recipes and easy-to-follow advice, it answers a variety of questions such as Are organic foods worth the extra money? Are artificial sweeteners safe? and How much salt is too much salt? Essentially, this is the ultimate guide to making shopping and eating simpler, healthier, cheaper, and more sustainable.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781742232942
  • Publisher: UNSW Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

The basics of healthy eating 9

Antioxidants-the hope and the hype 29

Artificial Sweeteners-are they safe? 35

Beans and Other Legumes-ticking all the boxes 43

Bread-the staff of life 51

Breakfast Cereals-a good start to the day? 58

Butter or Margarine-Which and why? 64

Chocolate-is it good for us or just heavenly? 69

Coffee-our favourite addiction 75

Eggs-good, bad, and good again 81

Energy Drinks-who needs them? 86

Fast Foods-time to pause and consider 91

Fish and Other Seafoods-catching the goodness 100

Fruits-how good are 'super fruits'? 107

Grains-go for the goodness of the whole 116

Meat-when less is more 125

Milk-which one should you choose? 133

Nuts-a healthy harvest 143

Oils-which one? 153

Organically grown foods 159

Salt-how much is too much? 164

Sauces-add a tasty touch 170

Seeds-the source of life 175

Snacks-sweet and savoury 179

Soups and stocks 192

Spices-add life to your food 198

sugars-are they really so sweet? 208

Tea-green, black, white and herbal 215

Vegetables and herbs 221

Water-essential to life 229

Wine-and other alcoholic drinks 235

Yoghurt-and probiotics 241

Resources 247

Index 249

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