Real Food – What to Eat and Why

Last month, I read the book called Real Food – What to Eat and Why by Nina Planck. Wow! I LOVE this book! I wish I had found it when it came out in 2006. One of the things I love about it is that she cites all of the studies she consulted.

I am definitely rethinking what I eat based on this book. We already switched to pasture-raised eggs about 3 weeks ago, and the next step is to buy *local* pasture-raised eggs. I am also seeking out as many local sources of food as possible – starting with grass-fed beef. We had already switched to grass-fed beef (thanks to watching Food Inc.) when I started eating meat again last April. I was surprised how easy it was to find a local source. Utah Natural Meats is 30 minutes from where we live near downtown Salt Lake City. I had NO idea I could buy any beef that close to home, let alone grass-fed beef. Doesn’t beef come from Montana or Wyoming or Nebraska or something? I really had no idea. And their prices are mostly less than what we’ve been paying at Whole Foods. What a bonus!

I started sharing all of this information with my friends and they were just as surprised as I was. As I spoke with them, and they commented on how much I’ve had to learn about how food affects us because of my digestive disorder, I came up with the idea to share this information more broadly and help others eat healthier.

As a result, I’ve created this food blog, and I’m looking for ways to get more involved with organizations that promote eating local and eating real food.

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