I was recently sent Rich Food Poor Food: The Ultimate Grocery Purchasing System (GPS) by Jayson and Mira Calton by my friends at Stonyfield Yogurt and it has quickly become one of my go-to references for healthy eating.
Anyone who cares about what they put into their body should have a copy of this book. I consider myself a health-conscious, label-reading, and informed consumer when it comes to food, but Rich Food, Poor Food really opened my eyes to several foods that I thought were healthful that really just aren’t.
For example, I don’t buy anything that has MSG (monosodium glutamate) in it. First, it causes an over-secretion of insulin (which can lead to blood sugar fluctations and diabetes), but for me personally it jacks up my stomach. Every.single.time. I thought I knew what to look for on labels: MSG, autolyzed yeast extract, and glutamate all indicate the presence of MSG. But I didn’t know that the ubiquitous “natural flavors” that is on SO many labels, can also mask the presence of MSG. Grrr.
Since I’ll be doing Brightspring’s 10-day Detox in April, I was really excited to get some specific information about what foods will fit with my detox plan. What’s great is that Rich Food, Poor Food gives lists with specific name brand products that fit their “Rich Food” criteria.
For example, when it comes to alternative milks, I learned that while the Almond Breeze Vanilla Flavored Almond Milk has GMO soy, carageenan (possible MSG source), and evaporated cane juice (added sugar), the Almond Breeze Unsweetened Original Almond Milk is safe of harmful additives.
Rich Food Poor Food: The Ultimate Grocery Purchasing System (GPS) is a book that I read cover to cover, and I’d love to share it! I’m giving away a copy of Rich Food Poor Food: The Ultimate Grocery Purchasing System (GPS) to one lucky Mindfully Frugal Mom reader! Plus, whoever wins will also get coupons for 3 FREE Stonyfield Greek Yogurt cups. Stonyfield Greek Yogurt is one of the 3 Greek yogurts recommended in the book.
Would you like to win Rich Food, Poor Food + Free Stonyfield coupons? All you need to do is check out my Cheap and Green series and tell me which of my Cheap & Green tips is your favorite. Leave me a comment below and I’ll choose a winner on Wednesday, March 27 at 8 pm EST!
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