Tuesday, June 27, 2006

What to Eat?

We've been talking about food a lot on this blog lately, and there's a good reason for it: all of us think about food, both eating and buying it!

All the information out there might be confusing and contradictory. Well, I can't promise to help straighten it out, but there are two new books on the topic. These experts might help you wade through the information:

Marion Nestle's new book, What to Eat, takes an aisle by aisle look at what's out there and why. It also helps to decipher nuritional labels and whether or not you can trust an organic label (she says yes!).

In The Way We Eat, the ethicist Peter Singer and animal rights activist Jim Mason discuss different eating habits and what is better for you, the environment, and for the animals. This book may help you decide whether eating a plant-based diet makes sense for you.

This summer reading that might change the way you think about food!

1 comment:

liz said...


A little while back I blogged about this post on ThisNext.com (check it out at http://blog.thisnext.com/blog/eat-up.html). ThisNext recently started a month-long private beta and I'd love to invite you to come to the site and make a list of your favorite fitness and health products (and any other products you love).

Clicking this link will get you into your account: http://www.thisnext.com/invitation/0496-4011-4132. It’s a one-time URL that’s only for you, so it can’t be shared.

Once you sign up, you can get started on making a list of your favorite products and telling everybody why you love them – just like Hans Rey has done here: http://www.thisnext.com/list/B3415DD3/How-I-Gear-Up. After your list is made, you can see what other likeminded members are recommending for you. It’s a perfect way to great product recommendations from a community of people whose interests, tastes, and values are in sync with your own.

ThisNext will also help you attract more traffic, since your list will link to your blog.

One small favor: We’re asking the bloggers that we invite to please NOT post about the project until our public launch in August. We’ll let you know when.

Hope to see you around the ThisNext neighborhood. Please let us know how the site’s working for you - we’re still working on it!


P.S. Don’t hesitate to email me any questions! (lizbarker77@gmail.com)