Product review for The Pantry Principle: how to read the label and understand what’s really in your food
From the days of hunter-gathers to modern shoppers attempting to decipher the complexity of products on food shelves today, the way we procure our food has changed dramatically. But our need for proper nourishment remains the same. Processed food, fast food, adulterated, and chemically enhanced foods make navigating the stocking of our pantries with healthy foods a truly mystifying chore. Many of us don’t know where this food comes from, and we don’t know what’s really in it. Most people who walk into a grocery store think that all of the edible-appearing products on the shelves are food. The truth is that many of them are not! Many of these items contain ingredients that have the potential to be harmful. Even though legislation generally protects us against illegal food substances, evidence is showing many items to be either unsafe or at the very least not nutritious or healthful food options. We are seduced by the pretty pictures on the box or the marketing claims by the manufacturer. We don't really know what’s in our food, trusting that if they are selling it we can eat it. This book will help you take back control of your pantry and your food source. You will discover those items that are not contributing nutrition value and perhaps detracting from your health and that of your loved ones. You will learn how to stock your pantry with the healthiest choices available.