This is a really useful book; it is a dictionary of nutritional terms. The world of nutrition is full of jargon and scientific terms that can make reading nutrition labels so confusing as to render them almost meaningless. What is the difference between “potassium sulphate” and “potassium sulphite”? Are they safe to consume? We’ve all heard of “prebiotics” and “probiotics” but what is the role of each?
In My Nutritionary, author Catherine Saxelby, well known culinary nutritionist, explains all such terms in plain English. She also rates various additives and ingredients as safe, limit use and beware.
Five stars from me!
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Do you know your MCTs from your LCTs? How about sterols from stanols? What’s the difference between glucose and dextrose? Or probiotics and prebiotics? Why do we need calcium? What additive is number 330? How safe is acesulfame K? If you find yourself confused by food labels and ads for healthy eating, Catherine Saxelby’s comprehensive guide My Nutritionary will help you cut through the jargon and put the power of her nutrition know-how in your hands. We live in a world with constantly changing nutrition advice – eat more of this, avoid that – but increasingly this information uses scientific terminology that few of us are familiar with. In My Nutritionary, Catherine gives you short easy answers in plain English, helping you navigate through the jargon so you know what you’re eating.