What To Eat–Really!

By Martin Brown

Want to be a smart eater and a smart shopper?

I have an easy way to do it. Buy a copy or a download of Marion Nestle’s wonderfully informative, honest, and insightful book, What to Eat.

Nestle is a national treasurer. She is a New York University Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, who first burst on the national scene in 2002 with her bestselling book, Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health.

Nestle walks up to America’s biggest food companies, Kraft, General Mills, Pepsico, and many others and pokes them right in their collective noses. Nestle is a one-woman truth squad and a wonderful mix of scientist, concerned citizen, and savvy shopper.

Reading her reminds you of why it’s so important to know what we’re putting into our bodies. In What to Eat she answers every question I can imagine anyone asking about what are the wise choices, not so wise choices, and truly bad choices, we all make whenever we go grocery or supplement shopping.

This is a masterwork giving you the inside scoop on everything from frozen dinner entrees, to processed foods, sugared and artificially sweetened drinks, breakfast cereals, fresh fish, poultry, and meat, and much more.

I have lived with these questions for many years and Nestle handles all these topics with the precision of a guided missile. She understands what her readers want to know about making wise and healthy choices and she packs every page of this big book with an abundance of actionable information.

With politicians holding their hands out for huge campaign donations we can no longer depend on regulatory agencies like the Food and Drug Administration to tell us what’s safe and a smart choice for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And when it comes to those supplements, the government withdrew from that area back in 1994. Today, minus regulation, supplements are sold regularly that contain few if any of the ingredients they promised. But Nestle gives us the straight answers. And this is why, in addition to her entertaining style of writing, that when Nestle writes about food choices it’s a page- turner.

If you believe that being fit is important to you, What to Eat is a must read!


Martin Brown is the Heath Channel Editor for SingleMindedWomen.com, and co-author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Finding Mr. Right.

His latest book is Fit in 50 Days.