It’s hard for many people to navigate grocery store shelves. They may read labels for nutrition information such as fat and calories but don’t think to check out the ingredients. And if they do look at the ingredients, they often have no idea what they are, and when you are a busy mom, it’s really hard to take the time to learn what exactly it is that you are eating and what it does to your body.
A new book called Unjunk Your Junk Food can help you wade through the supermarket shelves and learn why and what you should be eating by providing healthy alternatives to traditional snacks.
I LOVE THIS BOOK.
Crammed into this tiny book is a wealth of invaluable information. It is presented in a colorful, interesting way and it does more than give you alternatives, it tells you why. It breaks down ingredient lists and tells you exactly what you are eating. Full color pages, catchy graphics and solid, useful information – this book is a home run, especially for people who are confused and challenged by food labels. But even those of us who are nutrition savvy will find it a great resource to refer back to.
If you know me, don’t be surprised when you get this book from me as a gift – I like it that much!
About the book:
Note: I received an evaluation copy of the product shown for review.
UNJUNK YOUR JUNK FOOD: HEALTHY ALTERNATIVES TO CONVENTIONAL SNACKS (January 2012, Simon and Schuster, $17.99) is a handy, fun-to-read masterpiece that takes ALL the guesswork out of health-conscious snacking and shows consumers exactly what to watch out for on food labels. You can download sample pages from the book and learn more here: http://www.naturallysavvy.com/book/unjunk-your-junk-food The authors, Andrea Donsky and Randy Boyer, are also the Co-Founders of NaturallySavvy.com.
Donsky and Boyer, with nutritionist Lisa Tsakos, spent two years of rigorous taste-testing and research to bring the very best clean ingredient, natural and organic alternatives to every salty, chocolate-y, sweet and creamy craving under the sun. They break it all down chapter by chapter categorized by type of snack. The colorful layout is chock-full of excellent information, tidbits on food and health, and expert advice.
Most importantly, the book uncovers in great detail the WORST ingredients widespread in conventional snacks today, including so-called ‘healthy’ treats. It’s packed with enlightening info on what these chemical ingredients are, why manufacturers use them, and the toxic way they effect our bodies and our children! Including TBHQ, Sulfur Dioxide, Polysorbate 80, BHT, Sodium Benzoate, Titanium Dioxide, Neotame, Aspartame, HFCS, Blue 1, Red 40, Yellow 6, etc, etc, etc!).
Tear out the purse and pocket friendly “Worst Ingredients Pull-Out Chart” and it take along grocery shopping. The authors included this so consumers can save time scratching their heads evaluating food labels in the grocer aisle. With this guide, you’ll know exactly which ingredients to “red flag” and avoid at all costs for better health.
50% of consumers do not understand how to read food labels – yet 1/3 of the American diet is made up of junk food. Not a good mix! Conventional junk food is LOADED with toxic ingredients that are dangerous to the long and short term health of you and your children. These nasty, chemical ingredients are a huge contributor to weight gain, too, because our bodies do not process chemical ingredients properly. No need to give up the sweets though! Simply de-junk the snacks you and your family buy and eat regularly! This fantastic book will show you how.