Are you someone who would like to eat more healthy food but feel like you don’t have time to make everything yourself? Or you feel overwhelmed when you look at labels of products in the store? Love “junk food”? Then Unjunk Your Junk Food from the creators of Naturally Savvy is the book for you!
The book is incredibly simple to use – find a food you like, and get recommendations on similar products that are better for you. They not only tell you what is unhealthy about the “junk” you’re trying to replace, but also tell you why the healthier version is better for you.
I love it’s convenient, easy to take with you size and sturdy pages. Since I’m actually not much of a junk food eater, my favorite thing is probably the tear-out sheet with the “Scary Seven”:
HFCS: High-Fructose Corn Syrup (AKA glucose-fructose in Canada)
TRANS-FATS: Anything listed as ‘partially hydrogenated’ or ‘hydrogenated’ (includes vegetable shortening);
MSG: Monosodium glutamate;
ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS: Any artificial flavoring;
ARTIFICIAL COLORS: Any type of artificial dyes
ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS: Chemical sweeteners including Aspartame, Splenda (sucralose), Ace-K (Acesulfame Potassium), Saccharine, etc.
PRESERVATIVES: Polysorbate 60, 65 & 80, TBHQ, Sodium Benzoate, BHA, BHT Sulfur Dioxide (sulfites)
It’s amazing the places you can find these ingredients – even in foods you thought weren’t bad for you!
If want to try eliminating the ‘Scary Seven’ and other harmful ingredients from your food without giving up the foods you love, here’s how:
The Edible (R)evolution is a 4 step process:
Step 1: Take the ‘Worst Ingredients’ chart along with your shopping list on your next trip to the grocery store
Step 2: Before you blindly toss a food product into your cart, read its entire list of ingredients (even before you read the nutrition panel)
Step 3: Refer to the ‘Worst Ingredients’ chart as well as the glossary in Unjunk Your Junk Food to make sure you understand the meaning of EVERY single ingredient listed on the label
Step 4: Decide whether or not the ingredients in the product you’re holding are what you want to purchase and put into your body. If not, use Unjunk Your Junk Food to help guide you to comparable products with cleaner ingredients
Repeat steps 1 to 4.
I think this book is perfect for someone who is just getting started making over their eating choices, and anyone can learn from this book!
BUY IT: Unjunk Your Junk Food can be purchased at Amazon.