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By Nina Planck

Hailed because the “patron saint of farmers' markets” through the Guardian and referred to as one of many “great foodstuff activists” by means of Vanity Fair's David Kamp, Nina Planck was once at the leading edge of the genuine meals stream, and her first ebook is still a necessary and unique contribution to the new debate approximately what to devour and why.

In energetic, own chapters on produce, dairy, meat, fish, chocolate, and different actual meals, Nina explains how old meals like red meat and butter were falsely accused, whereas commercial meals like corn syrup and soybean oil have created a triple epidemic of weight problems, diabetes, and center affliction. The ny Times stated that Real Food “poses a resounding substitute to the present nutritional guidance, even these handled as gospel.”

A rebuttal to nutritional fads and a clarion demand the go back to out of date meals, Real Food now not turns out radical, if purely as the dialog has stuck as much as Nina Planck. certainly, it has turn into gospel in its personal correct.

This precise tenth-anniversary variation incorporates a foreword via Nina Teicholz (The substantial fats Surprise) and a brand new advent from the author.

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