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Good morning everyone,
I wanted to draw your attention to a New book that has only been available from this week. It is called How to Eat Better by James Wong. James Wong is a botonist or as he calls himself a plant scientist, who has taken eating well to another level. We all know the benefits of eating lots of vegetables, fruits and whole grains but this book looks at different fruits, vegetable and grain types and explains by choosing one variety over another you can increase its nutrirional value several fold so in essence making every food a 'Super food'. For example did you know that baby plum tomatoes have much higher levels of phytonutrients than the beef tomato or the cherry tomato or that a Braeburn apple contains 475mgs per 100grms of polyphenols as oppossed to a Fuji apple which has much less. So the message in the book is to buy specific types of food from any one group and this will increase the health benefits of that food enormously enormously.
The book is bright and colourful and very well illustrated with lots of pictures and recipes to support what he is saying. The first part of the book focuses on what the benefits are of vegetables and fruits and then the bulk of the book looks and different varieties with recipes attached to each to illustrate how they can be used.
It is not a complicated book and if you really are interested in getting the most from your fruits, vegetables and grains nutritionally then it is really worth getting.