Following an organic diet can be a wise choice. But understanding the many terms out in the marketplacefrom "natural" to "all natural" and even "organic" vs. "100% organic" can be tricky. What does it mean if a product is labeled "all natural?" Are the health benefits of buying organic even worth it? Which fruits and vegetables contain the lowest amounts of pesticidesand the highest? With the help of this no-nonsense guide, readers can make intelligent choices about the foods they eat with information that includes:
• Clear, concise explanations about what it means when a food is labeled "organic," the facts about chemicals and pesticides, and where to find organic foods
• Sound advice for choosing proteins, grains, dairy and dairy alternatives, fats and oils, fruits and vegetables, and more
Readers will also find information on preserving vital nutrients when cooking, how to eat well on an organic budget, shopping tips, label reading advice, plus useful resources including organic food companies and web sites. With all that and more at their fingertips, this handy guide is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to take charge of the quality of their food and their health.
|Publisher:||Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.20(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Barbara Wexler is an accomplished medical writer, clinician, researcher, and educator. She is a graduate of the Yale University College of Medicine, School of Epidemiology and Public Health.