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Thursday, June 15, 2006

What To Eat: An Aisle-byAisle Guide to Savvy Food Choices and Good Eating

Posted on Thu, Jun 15, 2006 at 4:00 AM

What To Eat: An Aisle-byAisle Guide to Savvy Food Choices and Good Eating
Publishing House: North Point Press
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Is there anything more stressful in American life than shopping for food? First it was fat you had to watch out for. Then it was carbs. Then it was trans fats. Should we just give up and drown ourselves in aspartame-laced Diet Coke? Marion Nestle believes we haven't lost the battle yet. We simply have to shop better. This thick tome will tell you everything you need to know about how supermarkets work, from what it means when things are labeled 'freshâ?� (they spoil) to where to buy non-GMO papayas (Chinatown, in New York). Nestle says if you're serious about health, cut out those nondairy creamers and keep a skeptical eye on the USDA. In a way, this is as much a political book as it is a consumer guide. 'Food choices are not all that complicated,â?� Nestle writes. 'Eat less, move more, eat lots of fruits and vegetables, and go easy on the junk food.â?� Then she adds: 'You will just first have to recognize, and then deal with the hidden ways in which food companies promote the opposite.â?�

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