Real Food

Real Food

What to Eat and Why

eBook - 2016
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Hailed as the "patron saint of farmers' markets" by the Guardian and called one of the "great food activists" by Vanity Fair's David Kamp, Nina Planck was on the vanguard of the real food movement, and her first book remains a vital and original contribution to the hot debate about what to eat and why.In lively, personal chapters on produce, dairy, meat, fish, chocolate, and other real foods, Nina explains how ancient foods like beef and butter have been falsely accused, while industrial foods like corn syrup and soybean oil have created a triple epidemic of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. The New York Times said that Real Food "poses a convincing alternative to the prevailing dietary guidelines, even those treated as gospel."A rebuttal to dietary fads and a clarion call for the return to old-fashioned foods, Real Food no longer seems radical, if only because the conversation has caught up to Nina Planck. Indeed, it has become gospel in its own right. This special tenth-anniversary edition includes a foreword by Nina Teicholz (The Big Fat Surprise) and a new introduction from the author.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2016
Branch Call Number: Overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9781632865700


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Feb 17, 2016

This is a fabulous book to use as an eating guide, especially if you have been brainwashed and believe fats are all bad. If you are in poor health and overweight, like so many North Americans, here is the solution: a good diet!
It is very readable. I'll be referring to it many times for a long time to come, and will recommend it to friends.

Sep 10, 2012

This book will be repetitive for those who've already read items like "This ain't normal." Due to the reduced proselytizing, the approachable language and writing style, this is a much easier read, and more informative read for those who are interested in holistic, traditional eating and in learning why are bodies have evolved to eat this way. Found it really good series of chapters on cholesterol. For those who want to learn more, you should consider reading "Selling sickness."


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