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Read It Before You Eat It How to Decode Food Labels and Make the Healthiest Choice Every Time

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ISBN-10: 0452296439

ISBN-13: 9780452296435

Edition: 2010

Authors: Bonnie Taub-Dix

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A nationally recognized nutrition expert tells shoppers exactly what should be going into their carts. The whole foods movement explained how to shop healthfully at the farmers market, but how can families shop smart at Wal-Mart? There is a wealth of information on labels, but most people have no idea that products labeled "trans-fat free" can contain trans-fats or that "all natural" is a meaningless phrase. Readers can bring this handy guide to the supermarket to help them interpret labels like a pro. How much sodium is too much? Are all carbs the kiss of death? And what does "organic" really mean? Renowned nutritionist Bonnie Taub-Dix clears up the confusion by showing readers how to make…    
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/31/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.58" wide x 8.40" long x 0.58" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Introduction: Why You Need This Supermarket Shopping Companion
The Meaning Behind the Words on the Label...and Why You Should Care
The History of Labeling
Where We Began and Where We're Going
Ready, Set, Shop
Gathering the Guidelines
Label Lingo
What Else Is on Your Label?
Organic Food
Is It Worth It?
The Claim Game
Separating Fact from Fiction
Tricky Terms
The Most Manipulative Maneuvers Food Manufacturers Use to Get You to Buy Their Food
Nutrient Profiling Systems
The Method Behind the Madness
Deciphering the Diseases
Navigating the Aisles: How to Shop for the Best Foods
Finding Fruits and Visiting Vegetables
The Produce Aisle
Power-Packed Protein
Lean Meat, Poultry, Fish, Eggs, Beans/Legumes, Soy Products, and Nuts
Utterly Delicious
The Dairy Aisle
Going with the Grain
Breads, Cereals, and Starches
Just the Fats, Ma'am
Oils, Butter, Spreads, and Sprays
Delightful or Destructive
Snacks and Desserts
Drink to Your Health
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