Monday, August 17, 2009

Eat This, Not That!

EAT THIS, NOT THAT!: The Best (& Worst!) Foods in America!
David Zinczenko w/ Matt Goulding
Rodale, c2009. 420 p. Non-Fiction

The latest compact book in this popular series offers enjoyable, readable text in bite-sized packets of information. Easy on the brain’s digestive system and with its claim to save you up to 30 pounds a year or more, what’s not to love? I learned that eating popcorn right before bedtime helps your slumber (I knew it!) and that the Hostess Chocolate Pudding Pie is the absolute worst pastry on the planet—go figure. All the best ‘stealth health’ and superfoods included.

But shock, dismay and gastrointestinal disorder are only some of the effects you’ll feel after reading this tasty little volume. You might find out your preferred restaurant and/or favorite treat is propelling you towards an early grave. Calorie, fat, and sodium counts given for beloved menu items at all the big mainstream chains. And lots of grocery store items are examined too. But, the bonus is in the food swaps section--you’ll learn which is the better burger to buy at your favorite, local joint. A useful guide to keep in the car.

Great for foodies, it's not a volume to read before dinner. This little guy is replete with delectable color photos of all the ‘worst’ foods and your brain might not win out against your stomach in a war with impending starvation.


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