Eating on the Wild Side

The Missing Link to Optimum Health

Robinson, Jo

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Eating on the Wild Side
Starting with the wild plants that were central to our original diet, investigative journalist Robinson reveals the nutritional history of our fruits and vegetables, describing how 400 generations of farmers have unwittingly squandered a host of essential fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Co.,, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316227940
Branch Call Number: 641.303 Ro
Characteristics: viii, 407 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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Mar 14, 2015
  • newdog rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Very, very informative! Although the book does contain information found in many other books, this one far more comprehensive and interestingly informative than many others. I just love a book that has new things for me to learn!

Nov 10, 2014

I found this work very informative. Although I know which foods are considered healthy, I didn't realize the best ways to choose fruits and vegetables at the store. It is humbling to see that how my purchases are stored and cooked have such a huge impact on the retention of nutrients. I will be making efforts to incorporate the ideas into my food preparation from now on. Thanks.

Jul 01, 2014
  • BD_EN_Kids rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Ever wonder if you should be storing those beautiful apples you just bought on the counter or in the fridge? You are not alone! Robinson is here to answer that question and many others so that you get the most nutrition from your fruit and veggies. In addition, she discusses the fascinating history of different fruits and vegetables as well as how to choose the best produce in the supermarket, where and how to store it when you get home (not all produce should go in the crisper drawer!), and prepare it when you're ready to eat so that optimal nutrition levels are maintained.

This book is a must for anyone concerned about nutrition and getting the most out of the produce you're putting into your body.


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