What to Eat
What to Eat is a classic—"the perfect guidebook to help navigate through the confusion of which foods are good for us" (USA Today).
Since its publication in 2006, Marion Nestle's What to Eat has become the definitive guide to making healthy and informed choices about food. Praised as "radiant with maxims to live by" in The New York Times Book Review and "accessible, reliable and comprehensive" in The Washington Post, What to Eat is an indispensable resource, packed with important information and useful advice from the acclaimed nutritionist who "has become to the food industry what . . . Ralph Nader [was] to the automobile industry" (St. Louis Post-Dispatch).
How we choose which foods to eat is growing more complicated by the day, and the straightforward, practical approach of What to Eat has been praised as welcome relief. As Nestle takes us through each supermarket section—produce, dairy, meat, fish—she explains the issues, cutting through foodie jargon and complicated nutrition labels, and debunking the misleading health claims made by big food companies. With Nestle as our guide, we are shown how to make wise food choices—and are inspired to eat sensibly and nutritiously.
According to nutritionist Nestle (Food Politics), the increasing confusion among the general public about what to eat comes from two sources: experts who fail to create a holistic view by isolating food components and health issues, and a food industry that markets items on the basis of profits alone. She suggests that, often, research findings are deliberately obscure to placate special interests. Nestle says that simple, common-sense guidelines available decades ago still hold true: consume fewer calories, exercise more, eat more fruits and vegetables and, for today's consumers, less junk food. The key to eating well, Nestle advises, is to learn to navigate through the aisles (and thousands of items) in large supermarkets. To that end, she gives readers a virtual tour, highlighting the main concerns of each food group, including baby, health and prepared foods, and supplements. Nestle's prose is informative and entertaining; she takes on the role of detective, searching for clues to the puzzle of healthy and satisfying nutrition. Her intelligent and reassuring approach will likely make readers venture more confidently through the jungle of today's super-sized stores.
Buy the print version!!!
I bought this book for my university's nutrition class, as it was required. I didn't feel like paying an extra $7 at the bookstore, so I bought it on my iPad. The content is good--there's a lot of good information, however it sometimes feels repetitive and dry. It covers pretty much every aspect of food (from politics to nutrition content and everything in between). HOWEVER, there are TONS of errors in the book, you know, those little pink boxes that say that an error has occurred on the page. Unfortunately, they're everywhere throughout the book and it makes some pages and some entire sections/chapters absent, even when the table of contents lists those sections. I find it very frustrating because I need to know this info for my class. Not to mention, sometimes, the words from one page to another don't even match up! The book skips a whole page and just jumps right to the next. If you want to get your money's worth, buy the paperback or hardcover version. I don't know if it's Apple's fault or if there's a bug in the iBooks application, but go to your bookstore instead!!!
Don't Eat Without It.
Highly informative. Expansive and detailed information.
Full of good info