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BOOK: What To Eat: A Real World Guide To Making Smart Choices

What To Eat is informative and fun reading.


The book Eat This, Not That (now available in a new 2010 edition) is a very helpful guide to making healthier and lower-calorie food choices—and losing weight in the process. The author is David Zinczenko, editor-in-chief of Men’s Health magazine.

Now, the experts on healthy eating from Cooking Light magazine have published an equally important guide, What To Eat: A Real World Guide To Making Smart Choices.

While Eat This, Not That focused on restaurant choices, What To Eat is the “complete grocery shopping companion.” But it’s much more than a guide to consult while walking down the aisles of the supermarket. It’s an enjoyable education about the foods we eat every day.

Yes, it points out the healthiest choices and warns you against the others. In the process, you learn interesting facts about your favorite foods. Think of it as “fun food facts”—a delightful read as well as an instructive one.

Sure, you’ll learn where to find the hidden sugar and salt and how to avoid them and which produce has the most pesticides (consider buying the organic versions).

But if you’re buying nuts—for snacking or for recipes—did you know that each of the choices provides a different benefit? Walnuts have the highest level of omega-3s, pecans have the most antioxidants, peanuts have the most protein and cashews and almonds have 4-5 times the amount of vitamin E as other nuts.

With 1,000 tips enlivened by more than 650 color photos and illustrations, this is a peach of a book for anyone who wants to learn more about food—from kids to parents to people who want to eat better and people who need to eat better.

Buy several copies—they make great gifts. You can find Cooking Light What To Eat at bookstores and at Amazon.

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