The Organic Food Guide: How to Shop Smarter and Eat Healthier

Overview

Food shopping should be fun, but these days it's downright confusing. Just trying to eat well and make healthy and nutritious meals for our families has gotten more and more complicated. Hormones, pesticides, antibiotics, mad cow disease, genetic modification - what impact do these issues have on our diet, our health, our waterways, our soil? How can the average person sift through confusing labeling, conflicting news reports, and unfamiliar terminology in order to select foods ...

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Overview

Food shopping should be fun, but these days it's downright confusing. Just trying to eat well and make healthy and nutritious meals for our families has gotten more and more complicated. Hormones, pesticides, antibiotics, mad cow disease, genetic modification - what impact do these issues have on our diet, our health, our waterways, our soil? How can the average person sift through confusing labeling, conflicting news reports, and unfamiliar terminology in order to select foods that are truly healthy and nutritious?
With The Organic Food Guide, Steve Meyerowitz, aka "Sproutman," author of nine other books on diet and nutrition, guides you through this maze of tough health issues and new food choices. He steers you to healthier foods and shows you how to find the bargains, too.
Learn the answers to these and other questions:
• How can you save money buying organic foods?
• Is there a difference between "organic" and "all natural"?
• Are organic foods really healthier? Safer?
• Do organic foods contain more vitamins and minerals?
• Can pesticides in conventional foods cause cancer?
• Are organic meats lower in fat?
• Is the USDA organic seal required on all organic foods?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762730698
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2004
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 828,007
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Meyerowitz was nicknamed "Sproutman" in the 1970s because his New York City apartment was always packed with gardens of home-grown, organic baby vegetables. They were part of his lifetime fight against chronic allergies and asthma. After twenty years of disappointment with conventional medicine techniques, he became symptom-free through his personally designed program of diet, raw juices, and fasting. In 1980 he founded The Sprout House, a "no-cooking" school in New York City teaching the benefits of a "living foods," vegetarian diet.
Steve is a health crusader and author of ten books including Power Juices Super Drinks, Wheatgrass Nature's Finest Medicine, Juice Fasting and Detoxification, and Food Combining and Digestion. He has been featured on PBS, the Home Shopping Network, QVC, TV Food Network, and in Better Nutrition, Prevention, Organic Gardening and House & Garden magazines. His "home-sprouters," the Freshlife Automatic Sprouter and the Hemp Sprout Bag, used for indoor organic gardening, are sold worldwide. You can learn more about his books and gardening inventions at www.Sproutman.com.

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Table of Contents

(1) Introduction (2) What's Organic? Some Other Natural Alternatives (3) Reading the Labels: What Do They Mean? (4) How It All Began: Origins of Organic Agriculture (5)
Organic Foods: Healthier or Not? (6) Nutrition: Are Organic Foods More Nutritious? (7) Taste: Do Organic Foods Taste Better? (8) Price: Real Costs and Value of Organic Foods (9)
How to Get Started Eating Organic (10) Notes (11) Resources: Where to Get More Information (12) Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2007

    Great value, great information

    This is a great introduction to a discussion about organic foods as compared to conventional foods. The author presents the information in an easy to understand format and is a credible author for this topic since he has many other books on health and the environment. The Book is organized well

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