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    Marion Nestle is a nutritionist and professor What to Eat is a nicely segmented book of nutrition advice A lot of the heady political issues are ones I ve read before in Fast Food Nation, The Omnivore s Dilemma and others Nestle has simple overall advice eat less, move , eat lots of fruits and vegetables, go easy on junk foods Some other neat bits I picked up from the book avoid farm raised fish 7 eggs a week is pretty much the max frozen vegetables are good homogenizing milk is a weird process Driscoll s pretty much owns the berry market people marketed milk as a weight loss food margarine s cheap, but pretty much awful soy is in everything, but it s so bitter that Americans find it unpalatable Almost most all oil made of vegetable oil is made of soy organic meat is really hard to find salmonella in eggs only really became an issue in 1980 nutrition labels don t have a daily requirement for protein THIS MAKES NO SENSE 12 ounces of juice is really all you should have in a day the government considers juice concentrate a sugar I wish our food labels showed glycemic indexes cold cereal is pretty worthless I love it anyway don t believe health claims and endorsements olive and canola oils are probably the ones you should use bottled water, especially Coke and Pepsi s brands, aren t any better Sweet Low really shouldn t be on the market look for bread with the fewest number of ingredients the size of your plate and closeness food is to you physically will affect how much you eat.

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    I must admit I didn t read all of this book I tried to read all of it, but I gave up.This book would be good for people who are starting their journey into healthy eating Nestle basically walks readers through the supermarket aisle by aisle detailing her research on what the average consumer can expect to find.I did learn some ancillary facts about food topics, but I already have read so much about good eating that there wasn t a lot new to me in this book Plus, I patronize an alternative supermarket Berkeley Bowl , my local farmers markets, and a butcher I am not dependent on chain supermarkets to obtain my food.I was disappointed by Nestle s wishy washy stance on food She is not a food activist She is a food educator She mostly offers enough facts to let people make up their own minds about food issues Her book really isn t a guide on what to eat despite its title.In a few instances where she actually offered opinions I disagreed I am a raw, organic milk drinker, and I found her chapter on milk weak She wrote off raw milk because she never drank any because she couldn t visit any raw milk farms to inspect them personally Instead she sides with industrial organic milk.If you are a foodie and you want to read this book, I would recommend borrowing it from the library like I did.

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    If a low fat, high carb and low calorie diet makes you feel good and helps you maintain a healthy weight and you just want to refine your regime a tiny bit, then this might be the book for you It tells you about some of the benefits of eating organic and choosing healthier meats although it does also give terrible advice about taking vitamins and supplements.If aiming for a low fat, high carb and low calorie diet makes you feel awful, hungry and ill as it does for many of us and has impeded your attempts to maintain a healthy weight, this book has little to offer and there are so many better books out there for you.This book says low fat or no fat dairy foods are the best type to get, that adequate protein can easily be gotten from beans, fluoride is safe and good for your teeth and should not be removed from drinking water, soy formulas for infants are completely safe, vegetarian diets are the healthiest, junk food is fine so long as your portions are small and not too high calorie, to lose weight you just need to eat less and move all of which I would strongly disagree with based on information and research in lots of far better researched books.The section on supplements is unspeakably bad and it is very clear the author has done very little research in this area There is a grain of truth in what she says I would very much agree that a Centrum multivitamin or other low quality mutivitamin is going to do very little good to anyone, but so would every nutritional medicine expert there is The information given here is beyond skewed and extremely selective, not to mention based on flawed studies which do not at all reflect what nutritional experts are actually recommending It is not at all the reasonable and educated overview of this topic that it claims to be For example, negative studies using the synthetic form of vitamin E in isolation are not relevant to the use of natural vitamin E in all the 8 forms and as part of a complete nutritional program No nutrient works well in isolation or at a dose far lower than what is typically used by nutritional medicine experts These study flaws are very well documented, even in quite old books such as Live Longer and Feel Better by Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling Dr Abram Hoffer explains that we need about 45 different nutrients in optimal quantities He also explains that no nutrient works alone, and that an enzyme reaction that needs three different nutrients to take place, requires all three nutrients and so no one nutrient should be considered important than the other.Some nutrients can be obtained in reasonable amounts in food, while others will sometimes or always require the use of supplements to ensure optimal levels It is not true as some claim that the optimum levels of all nutrients can be obtained through diet alone.Supplements are necessary, for the following reasons The soils used to grow our food are often very depleted The levels and types of toxic pollution and toxic chemicals we are exposed to are vastly higher now than they were in the past which requires far higher levels of nutrients than were necessary in the past, to deal with them Many nutrients in food are fragile and only remain fully intact when food is picked and then eaten immediately Storing foods for long times and heavily processing foods can dramatically lower nutrient levels in the food and may destroy some nutrients entirely for example, oranges have been found to contain between 100 mg of vitamin C and 0 mg of vitamin C, each The high levels of sugar in the diet of many people is also problematic as sugar is an anti nutrient.Supplements are necessary and eating well is also important As Dr Sherry Rogers writes, What you eat has power over disease than any medication your doctor can prescribe Food is awesomely powerful It is also important to be aware that the ill you are, and the stress your body is under the higher your nutritional needs will be A person can need many times vitamin C when ill than they need when they are well, and these higher doses just cannot be gotten from food.More helpful information on intelligent supplementation is included in books such as Detoxify or Die, Orthomolecular Medicine for Everyone Megavitamin Therapeutics for Families and Physicians, Primal Body, Primal Mind Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and a Longer Life among others.Other bizarre claims in this book include that no doctors disagree on the role of cholesterol causing heart disease or the need to avoid saturated fats to cut down heart disease risk This is just not true See books such as Ignore the Awkward How the Cholesterol Myths Are Kept Alive and The Great Cholesterol Con The Truth About What Really Causes Heart Disease and How to Avoid It for example Even bizarre it is claimed that the idea that eggs are good for you is just propaganda by the egg industry This book reinforces the following myths 1 Eating fat makes you fat2 There is no such thing as good and bad foods3 A calorie is a calorie and whether calories come form protein fat or carbs doesn t matter when it comes to weight loss4 Junk food in moderation wont hurt anyone5 The best diet for health and weight loss is a low fat and high carb dietReading this book felt a bit like reading the health and beauty liftouts in the weekend papers Each topic was dealt with so lightly There was no real depth of discussion or research, or the necessary intelligent and impassioned challenging of the status quo that would make putting a book out worthwhile Far better books than this one which set out a diet that is all about health and disease prevention and treatment as well as weight management, and are far better researched and well written include Eat Fat, Lose Fat The Healthy Alternative to Trans Fats, Primal Body, Primal Mind Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and a Longer Life, Deep Nutrition Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food, Perfect Health Diet Four Steps to Renewed Health, Youthful Vitality, and Long Life, The Primal Blueprint Reprogram your genes for effortless weight loss, vibrant health, and boundless energy and others.Many of us have got fat and ill eating exactly the way this book recommends Low fat and low calorie diets which include some junk foods and lots of highly processed foods just don t work for so many of us If it works for the author and some others that is great, each to their own, but for many of us this is not helpful advice and is incorrect Luckily there are lots of really wonderful diet and nutrition books available today.Jodi Bassett, The Hummingbirds Foundation for M.E HFME

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    I tried I really did 150ish pages worth Her politics were pretty clear when I opened the library edition and smelled the patchouli tinged pages but I just held my breath and read on I m used to it Lots of numbers and studies Most chapters ending in the same basic way The information about this food is inconclusive at this time Great I mean, I m glad she doesn t try to hide that the studies are mostly inconclusive but surely she can say it with fewer numbers and words The writing style is not particularly engaging It is like the world s crankiest text book only you re CHOOSING to read it That makes you annoyed with the book and angry with yourself Unpleasant.When I got to the part of the book that bashed George Bush and extolled the virtues of Al Gore, I rode my bike to the library and turned it in I just want to know what to eat and how to stay thin and healthy I can figure out how to vote by listening to attractive celebrities just like everyone else does I gave it one star because even though it was a HUGE book it was rather light I was always pleasantly surprised when I lifted it.

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    The mixture of common sense, logic, nutritional science, and hard data make WHAT TO EAT an eye opening one time read as well as a handy reference volume Even the introduction an easily digestible 15 pages serves as a wake up call about the state of food choices in America and should be required reading for every consumer before taking another trip to the supermarket I had quite a bit of fun with this book and found it to be whimsical and interactive than I had expected A number of paragraphs had me running to check food labels on items in my pantry and find out what I was really eating The book is divided by food type into a number of different sections The sections flow well from topic to topic and are generally self contained, making it easy for the reader to skip around and focus on topics of particular interest The title WHAT TO EAT is somewhat of a misnomer, and the author admits to this early in the book Rather than authoritatively commanding Eat A, B, and C, but never eat X, Y, and Z , this book provides the reader with detailed information about possible food options, thus enabling the reader to make their own choices about what they eat When laying out the array of choices, Nestle includes both quantitative tables of data and qualitative personal considerations to aid the reader in rumination Those who read this book hoping to uncover the Holy Grail of diets may find the title misleading personally I found the approach to be informative, engaging, and empowering Nestle s writing is never demanding or heavy handed, instead letting food choices speak for themselves For example, if your 2 options are organic milk produced in your own state versus hormone and antibiotic laced milk from cows halfway across the country , it becomes difficult to imagine what informed consumer would choose the latter All that being said, the gist of WHAT TO EAT can really be boiled down into two words information choice Unfortunately, as Nestle astutely explains, there are a number of interested parties who strive to disseminate dubious information and exert undue influence over the choices we make I don t get the impression that Nestle set out to write a political book, but in her endeavor to delve into food culture she is forced to confront a simple fact that much of what we eat is influenced heavily by the American political system The governmental bodies namely the FDA, the USDA, and the US Congress that oversee what we eat owe their livelihood via political contributions to lobbying firms which represent food, pesticide, and drug producers With lobbyists in control of our decision making bodies, the government provides corporations with subsidies, tax breaks, free advertising, and favorable research findings In the end, these corrupts bargains leave consumers stranded in a market where they can buy a jumbo sized bag of chemically processed Cheeze Doodles for 99 cents, but a red pepper costs 4 dollars WHAT TO EAT is never bitter or preachy about this situation, but quietly alerts its readers that a change of national food priorities is desperately needed.

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    What to Eat is the antidote to Animal, Vegetable, Miracle Where AVM screeched and keened about how eating certain foods makes us horrible people, What to Eat is an unemotional guide to making informed food choices I would call this a crash course in nutrition, but crash is not the best word to use It is a robust, honest to goodness course in all things food, with its narrative structured according to the shelves and sections you d find in a supermarket When I picked up this book, I was at first dismayed by its size and thought that maybe I d end up flipping through it and reading brief selections, but no I read the whole thing straight through It was that interesting and informative.Marion Nestle that s the author s name, and she has no relation to the food company believes that you shouldn t tell people what to eat and expect them to do it blindly she is a fan of the informed choice, and that makes all the difference If you are informed about the ingredients and manufacturing process that goes into an Oreo, and you still want to eat it, that s ok She even admits that she personally prefers the Oreo recipe from before they eliminated the trans fats But armed with the facts, you can make a better decision about how many Oreos you should eat, and how often you should eat them That is my kind of nutritionist There is also plenty of insight into food issues such as why it was ok for you to eat raw cookie dough when you were a kid but why you shouldn t let your own children do that today.I was also impressed to notice that many of the issues Nestle raises in this book, which was published in 2006 trans fats, organics, country of origin labeling, HFCS, etc have really hit the spotlight in recent years What to Eat is almost prescient in that respect.I am so glad I read this book, and one change I m planning on making in my family s food consumption habit is to look closely at the labels of boxed cereals I didn t realize how many cereals that I considered NON sugar cereals like Rice Krispies , actually have sugar as one of their main ingredients.

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    Loved this book It s essentially a reference guide to shopping and eating that s been broken down by food category, so when I got it in the mail and saw how HUGE it is 600 pages I thought I d just end up reading the chapters on food topics that interest me I ended up reading the entire thing even the sections on foods that I don t eat or care about two chapters just about margarine Nestle is an academic and a nutritionist, but also thankfully a great writer She writes intelligently but accessibly about a wide range of topics, starting with the nutritional components value of each food but also covering relevant issues surrounding its industry s history, regulation by the USDA or FDA, marketing strategies, etc I learned so much about what is in our food supply and WHY, in addition to getting plenty of common sense advice about which products to buy and eat and which to avoid Nestle is very sensible she isn t into food fads, diets, or miracle foods, but does voice her opinions freely and shares her own buying eating practices concerning each food she writes about In short, I think I found WHAT TO EAT so valuable because it is so difficult nowadays to find honest, informed information about food we are bombarded with health claims Green tea prevents cancer and warnings Aspartame will kill you , but this overload of information is usually manipulative spin generated by someone wanting to make a buck off of us I found myself trusting Nestle and wanting to hear what she had to say about salmon farming, yogurt, children s cereals, fair trade coffee, organic chicken, vitamin water, infant formula, and dozens of other topics In the end though, her advice is simple inform yourself about the food that s available to you and make sensible choices Eat what you like, but not too much and if you like fake foods or junk foods, eat them sparingly Highly recommended reading

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    I think that this was just the wrong kind of food book for me to read I am of a live to eat type person and this is definitely a eat to live kind of book Each chapter in this book covers a different food bottled water, seafood, baby food, etc and the author talks about the environmental and health benefits drawbacks I found the coverage spotty and the organization confusing some information is repeated over and over while some stuff is never mentioned For example the chapter on bottled water doesn t mention the environmental impact of all those plastic bottles Also, I found some of the author s editorializing obnoxious Clearly a rich person living in Manhattan who assumes all of her readers are in the same boat Some of her suggestions just aren t realistic only buy bread baked by hand in artisan bakeries Really There was some useful information though especially about things like which seafood is safe to eat I read this book because I kind of felt like I should I think next I ll need some MFK Fisher to detox now THAT s my kind of food writing.

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    I read selected chapters of this book There is quite a bit of good information in here This is not a food fad book Marion Nestle seems to be fairy traditional about what is good for you and what is bad for you in other words, stay on a low fat diet, but I know there s been recent research on that topic that states otherwise There is so much conflicting information about food out there in books and on the web I ve been trying to navigate my way around all of this information so I can make reasonable choices as to what I eat Personally, I think eggs are good for you and eat a lot of them than she recommends But I did like the chapter on eggs Looking at some of the other reviews, I realize that since I only read chapters on the topics that interested me eggs, oils, etc I totally missed the political aspect of her book So I can t comment on that, but now I m thinking I should go skim this book again and see what got some people riled up.

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    Marion Nestle inadvertently falls victim to the same reductionist philosophy common in the food industries she criticizes Michael Pollan calls this nutritionism and it s the idea that modern food scientists can reduce what is healthy to some sort of formula Sorry folks, nutrition science has a long way to go If you follow the actual scientific literature of nutrition science, you ll find meandering shiftlessness as one year a food or nutrient is bad and the next they find it has no effect on your health at all The idea that you can only have a certain number of eggs a week is based on outdated science, but I m sure if you ask Marion about it she can find several papers to show how bad eggs are But that s OK, I can find several that say how great they are In the end I m going to have to go with Joan Gussow, who wisely said I trust cows than chemists As an ag economist, I appreciate Marion s policy know how, but I can t follow her nutritionism.

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What to Eat summary pdf What to Eat, summary chapter 2 What to Eat, sparknotes What to Eat, What to Eat 8df2036 Since Its Publication In Hardcover Last Year, 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 DispatchHow We Choose Which Foods To Eat Is Growing 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 NutritiouslyNow In Paperback, What To Eat Is Already A Classic The Perfect Guidebook To Help Navigate Through The Confusion Of Which Foods Are Good For Us USA Today

  • Paperback
  • 624 pages
  • What to Eat
  • Marion Nestle
  • 13 April 2018
  • 9780865477384

About the Author: Marion Nestle

Marion Nestle, Ph.D, M.P.H., is the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University She is also a professor of Sociology at NYU and a visiting professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University.Nestle received her BA from UC Berkeley, Phi Beta Kappa, after attending school there from 1954 1959 Her degrees include a Ph.D in molecula