I was browsing my local Target store and found this great book, Eat This Not That Supermarket Survival Guide. This book compares food brands found at any supermarket and tells you which ones are better for you and why. What first attracted me to the book were the pictures of the food packaging and the book's simple, easy-to understand layout that makes it easy to find the foods you want and to avoid the ones you don't want.
The book presents straight forward information without any preaching. It also presents a lot of interesting fact about the health benefits of herbs and spices, vegetables and fruit. The explanations of free range and other terms are also useful.
Fun facts are also included. What is the worst yogurt? Stonyfield Farm Whole Milk Chocolate Underground. Worst drink? AriZona Kiwi Strawberry. Worst frozen pizza? DiGiorno for One Garlic Bread Crust Pizza. The book includes lots of other interesting facts.
So who are the authors of this book? From the book's back cover,
David Zinczenko is the editor-in-chief of Men's Health and editorial director of Women's Health and Best Life. He is a regular contributor to the Today show and has appeared on Oprah, 20/20, and Primetime Live.
Matt Goulding is the food and nutrition editor of Men's Health. He has cooked and eaten his way around the world and now lives in Pennsylvania.
I definitely recommend this book. There are many food philosophies and diets on the market. There are also many foods that claim to be healthy and have interesting labels and buzzwords attached to their packaging. Whatever you choose to eat, that is your business. This book will provide you interesting information that you will find useful while food shopping.
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