Alexander Morentin, author of Better Living With Whole Foods, sent me his book one day and it took me a while to get around to reading it. Being preggers and all, I was putting off everything. After the nausea of the first trimester, I finally got around to reading it. (You have to understand that reading is a luxury for me and I don't get around to reading very often.) But I wish I had read this book before I got pregnant. It's one of those "must haves" for moms.
Better Living With Whole Foods answers every question I ever had about organic food, processed food and and everything in between. Here are some of the questions I had that were answered: (1) What is the prevalence of hormones in meat and dairy and how do they affect my body?, (2) What does organic produce mean and why am I really buying it? (3) What's up with white bread and why is it bad for me? (4) So why are processed and packaged foods so bad for my body? and (5) What do I specifically need to buy to improve my health? In this book, Alex does a great job of answering all my questions and then some.
I come from a family that has a great deal of cancer, and I've always wondered about the food that I eat everyday and how it's different from what my grandma ate on the farm during the Great Depression in the Dustbowl. Alex answered all my questions and now I keep his book around as a reference in my kitchen because it's easy to read.
If you have children, this is a great book to have around so that you are well educated with what you feed your family. And if you are pregnant, all the more to understand more about the chemicals you are putting into your body.
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