Real food : what to eat and why

Planck, Nina, 1971-
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  • Creator Nina Planck
  • Format Books
  • Publication Pbk edition . New York, NY : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2007.
  • Physical Details
    • 343 pages ; 21 cm
  • ISBNs 1596913428, 9781596913424
  • OCLC ocn144570473


  • Originally published: 2006.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [316]-321) and index.


  • Ch.1. I grow up on real food, lose my way and come home again : First I explain what real food is ; We become vegetable farmers in Virginia ; I am forced to eat homemade food ; My virtuous diet made me plump and grumpy ; In London I am rescued by farmers' markets ; I discover Weston Price and his odd notions ; Everywhere I go, people are afraid of real food -- Ch.2. Real milk, butter and cheese : I am nursed on the perfect food ; I remember milking Mabel the cow ; A short history of milk ; I reply to the milk critics ; Milk, butter, cholesterol and heart disease ; Traditional milk and industrial milk are different ; I describe the virtues of raw milk ; I learn to appreciate proper cheese -- Ch.3. Real meat : Why even vegetable farms need animals ; How factory farms wreck the natural order ; Why grass is best (and I don't mean for tennis) ; The virtues of beef, pork and poultry fat ; I try the Winston Churchill diet; I am skeptical that red meat causes cancer ; Buying and cooking real meat -- Ch.4. Real fish : How our brains grew fat on fish ; Life after salmon: obesity, diabetes, and heart disease ; Are you depressed? try eating more fish ; The truth about fish farming -- Ch.5. Real fruit and vegetables : Why I never rebelled against vegetables ; What is an industrial tomato? ; I learn how to answer the question: are you organic? ; How to eat more vegetables -- Ch.6. Real Fats : Some surprising facts about fats ; If you have only two minutes to learn about fats, read this ; How I stopped worrying and learned to love saturated fats ; Please butter your carrots ; Make mine extra virgin ; My opinion of the minor vegetable oils ; Coconut oil is good for you -- Ch.7. Industrial fats ; How the margarine makers outfoxed the dairy farmers ; How fake butter causes heart disease ; Why I don't eat corn, soybean, or sunflower oil ; I am not convinced by Canola -- Ch.8. Other real foods ; The abominable egg white omelet ; Whole grains and real bread ; Traditional and industrial soy are different ; I explain the difference between good salt and bad ; Chocolate: the darker the better -- Ch.9. Beyond cholesterol ; What is cholesterol? ; How cholesterol became the villain ; The cholesterol skeptics ; Diet first, then medication ; A disease of deficiency -- Ch.10. The omnivore's dilemma