You push your grocery cart down the aisles, loading up on all the stuff you’ve been told for years is good for you. After all, you know a thing or two about proper nutrition. You wouldn’t be caught dead reaching for a loaf of white bread or a liter of soda, thankyouverymuch. In goes the soy milk, the yogurt, the whole-grain bread, the agave-sweetened something or other. Then it’s time to check out and take your nutritious edibles home.
It sure feels great knowing what’s up, doesn’t it? Or it least it would, if you did. Unfortunately, you’ve just unpacked an ecofriendly shopping tote full of faux-healthy groceries. Don’t feel bad—you’re not alone. Conventional health policy has convinced vast majorities of us that up is down and down is up and foods that do nothing to promote health are somehow, well, healthy, when, in fact, they’re anything but.
None of us wants to hear our food choices criticized, but in this wittily informative stroll through the aisles of the modern American health food store, author and chef Patrick Earvolino proves himself up to the challenge. Turning conventional nutritional wisdom on its head, Earvolino exposes the truth behind the top ten most fraudulent “health” foods you’ve been putting in your cart.
Read A Terrible Ten: Health Foods That Ain’t. The next time you go grocery shopping, you’ll really know what’s up.