Sunday, April 29, 2012

Unjunk Your Junk Food by Avoiding Chemical Additives [Review]

Every time that I receive the Naturally Savvy newsletter, I am learning something new. Therefore, I was delighted to read and review the book, Unjunk Your Junk Food - Healthy Alternatives to Conventional Snacks. Whether you are a greenie or looking to make a few eco-friendly changes in your life, this book is perfect for you! Unjunk Your Junk Food will help you understand labels and ingredients and make better and healthier food choices when you are grocery shopping.

Unjunk Your Junk Food                         $12.32 (sources)
Rating: total green check marks out of 5.

The Good
The Not So Good
Quick reference guide


Colorful and easy to understand

Unjunk Your Junk Food would be perfect for the person who does not know where to start. You can look up your favorite junk food and quickly find a healthier alternative. One of my favorite parts was the Worst Ingredients List. I loved the explanations of different "nasty" ingredients and fillers. I finally understood why some of the "nasty" ingredients are actually nasty. Another favorite part were the colorful pages in the middle that depict bad and good choices for snacks. For example, Oreos are greatly loved by my extended family, but the ingredients include High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) and Artificial Flavors (nasty stuff!). Unjunk Your Junk Food recommends buying County Choice Organics Sandwich Cremes Chocolate Cookies.

Instead of telling your spouse, family member, or friend that they are making bad food choices, hand them Unjunk Your Junk Food and tell them to read a few pages from the book. I was even surprised by some of the discoveries I made (and I eat very cleanly). If you are confused by the ingredients and claims on food labels, flip through a few pages of this book and you will immediately understand exactly what you should and should not eat. Your body and health will thank you for avoiding chemical additives. 

Disclosure: I received the sample from the company in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my personal experiences. This review is objective and completely honest.


Lisa Brown said...

This book sounds awesome! We're getting healthier little by little here. I'll have to check out this book, for sure!

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies said...

I want to check this book out--I know what to avoid, but I also don't really know WHY I should be avoiding it!

Kim said...

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All Natural Katie said...

@Ladies - thank you for stopping by to read the review!

Warner Carter said...

But when we eat these foods, or provide them to children, we’re also exposing ourselves to a range of chemicals that have come to pervade our food supply. there are some cool paints here

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