Real Food What to Eat and Why

ISBN-10: 1596913428
ISBN-13: 9781596913424
Edition: N/A
Authors: Nina Planck
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Description: 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 is single-handedly changing the way we view "real food." A vital and original contribution to  More...

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List price: $17.00
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 6/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

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 is single-handedly changing the way we view "real food." A vital and original contribution to the hot debate about what to eat and why, "Real" "Food" is a thoroughly researched rebuttal to dietary fads and a clarion call for the return to old-fashioned foods. 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," and that "radical" as Nina's ideas may be, the case she makes for them is "eminently sensible."

I Grow Up on Real Food, Lose My Way, and Come Home Again
First I Explain What Real Food Is
We Become Vegetable Farmers in Virginia
I Am Forced to Eat Homemade Food
My Virtuous Diet Makes Me Plump and Grumpy
In London I Am Rescued by Farmers' Markets
I Discover Weston Price and His Odd Notions
Everywhere I Go, People Are Afraid of Real Food
Real Milk, Butter, and Cheese
I Am Nursed on the Perfect Food
I Remember Milking Mabel the Cow
A Short History of Milk
I Reply to the Milk Critics
Milk, Butter, Cholesterol, and Heart Disease
Traditional and Industrial Milk Are Different
I Describe the Virtues of Raw Milk
I Learn to Appreciate Proper Cheese
Real Meat
Why Even Vegetable Farms Need Animals
How Factory Farms Wreck the Natural Order
Why Grass Is Best (and I Don't Mean for Tennis)
The Virtues of Beef, Pork, and Poultry Fat
I Try the Winston Churchill Diet
I Am Skeptical That Red Meat Causes Cancer
Buying and Cooking Real Meat
Real Fish
How Our Brains Grew Fat on Fish
Life After Salmon: Obesity, Diabetes, and Heart Disease
Are You Depressed? Try Eating More Fish
The Truth About Fish Farming
Real Fruit and Vegetables
Why I Never Rebelled Against Vegetables
What Is an Industrial Tomato?
I Learn How to Answer the Question: Are You Organic?
How to Eat More Vegetables
Real Fats
Some Surprising Facts About Fats
If You Have Only Two Minutes to Learn About Fats, Read This
How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Saturated Fats
Please Butter Your Carrots
Make Mine Extra-Virgin
My Opinion of the Minor Vegetable Oils
Coconut Oil Is Good for You
Industrial Fats
How the Margarine Makers Outfoxed the Dairy Farmers
How Fake Butter Causes Heart Disease
Why I Don't Eat Corn, Soybean, or Sunflower Oil
I Am Not Convinced by Canola
Other Real Foods
The Abominable Egg White Omelet
Whole Grains and Real Bread
Traditional and Industrial Soy Are Different
I Explain the Difference Between Good Salt and Bad
Chocolate: The Darker the Better
Beyond Cholesterol
What Is Cholesterol?
How Cholesterol Became the Villain
The Cholesterol Skeptics
Diet First, Then Medication
A Disease of Deficiency
The Omnivore's Dilemma
Where to Find Real Food
Further Reading and Resources
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Appreciation
Index

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