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The Real Food Revolution

Tim Ryan

Empowerment, Family & Parenting, Health & Healing

978-1-4019-4638-8

Today a buck gets you a quick burger (or two), but what's the real cost of that meal? The rates of chronic disease-specifically diseases like diabetes, caused by our lifestyles-have grown exponentiall... More

Mar 22, 2015 nutritiongirl
This is a great book that contains fascinating information about our current food system. The majority of individuals in American live on a high amount of processed foods: Potato chips, quick cook oats, boxed cereal, frozen meals, hamburger helper, crackers etc. The list continues on and on. The main problem with these processed foods is all of the added ingredients that big name food companies use to keep the price low and to keep us coming back for more and more. If you are truly interested in improving your health and feeling better then you must read this book and start eating healthier. The main focus of this book is knowing how your food was grown or raised and the importance of purchasing food as close to the originator as possible. If you by your produce from a local farmer’s market then the food is fresher and is ripened on the vine or tree and was not subjected to various chemicals to prolong their life or encourage the fruits / vegetables to ripen faster. It is more than buying organic products it is about improving our world and us in the process.
Tim Ryan hits on some great topics such as cattle feed lots and chicken farms. If you were to visit either facility, you would probably turn into a vegan. The animals are not kept in healthy environments and they are not treated humanely. However, there is hope; Tim Ryan gives the reader many great websites and books for more information and how small farmers and ranchers are trying to improve the quality of our food. I try to eat only organic, but it is hard to find everything you want and I also try to buy meat that is grass feed and eggs from chickens that are able to roam. However, if you do not know the farm or ranch that the food is coming from it is difficult to truly know the quality of the items that you are purchasing. Great read and it is inspirational and leaves you wanting to get more involved.

I received The Real Food Revolution by Tim Ryan for free from Hay House Publishing for review purposes. I was not financially compensated for this post. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
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