Oooh, a new book for my library!

August 31, 2010 at 1:13 pm 2 comments

A new book has come out that I’m dying to get my hands on.  It’s called Read It Before You Eat It: How to Decode Food Labels and Make the Healthiest Choice Every Time.

Ever realize how hard it is to decipher a food label. I’m sure you look at calories, perhaps fat, protein and sugar. But what does that all mean in terms of your body? Admittedly, I get confused as well. Ever try buying a loaf of bread? Man, that is hard!

And what about those flashy, catchy words on the front of packaged goods like “Lowers cholesterol” and “Heart healthy!” What does that even mean?

Well, I’m gonna read the book and give you some better answers. Until then, 2 things you can do:

1. Read this post from Fooducate, one of my most favorite blogs, and read an interview with the author.

2. When in doubt, stick to natural, wholesome foods. That means foods with super short ingredient lists, fruits, veggies, and whole grains. When in the supermarket, shop the perimeter…that’s where all the good stuff is. Skip those middle junky aisles.


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Tina  |  September 2, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    Sounds like a great book. I’ve really tried to start focusing on the ingredient list on labels first to know I’m making the best decisions.

  • 2. Simply Life  |  September 6, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    I haven’t seen that book before- thanks for sharing!


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