Why should you give this tiny little book a read? Two reasons.
- It'll take you thirty minutes (max) to read it cover to cover.
- It contains a ton of stuff that you should already know - and if you don't, well, you should learn it. And if you knew this stuff already? You're only spending a mere half hour reminding yourself of things that should be reinforced once in awhile.
While a lot of stuff in it is great - a lot of it is pretty much common sense. It doesn't get too technical and it's extremely simple and sound advice for food habits. Since it's such a small book, I only had two favourite parts:
"The healthiest food in the supermarket - the fresh produce - doesn't boast about its healthfulness, because the growers don't have the budget or the packaging. Don't take the silence of the yams as a sign they have nothing valuable to say."
"Drink the spinach water. The water in which vegetables are cooked in is rich in vitamins and other healthful plant chemicals. Save it for soup or add it to sauces."
Obviously, I checked it out at the library because I'm thrifty - but you can also buy it here.