Summary Of Real Food What To Eat And Why By Nina Planck

1660 Words 7 Pages
Nina Planck’s book, Real Food What To Eat And Why is a novel written with personal experience, outside sources, and scientific knowledge. Throughout the book she discusses which foods are real and which foods are not, such as real meat, real fat, real milk, butter and cheese, and even real fruits and vegetables. She also discusses the importance of each macronutrient such as protein, fat, and carbohydrates and how each of these play an important role in the human body. Nina has great care for foods that are beneficial to our bodies, and has great concern for the food industry that has corrupted our way of eating. She takes the reader back into history with a look at ancient cultures and tribes through the way they ate and the foods that greatly …show more content…
Traditional milk, which was what Nina grew up on, is far better for you than industrial milk. Milk is rich in protein, calcium, magnesium, vitamins C and B, and vitamin B12, which is only found in animal foods. However, whenever you combine pasteurization with raw milk, you lose all of those nutrients, including the enzyme lactase that is responsible for the breakdown of lactose. This is the result of industrial milk, which is full of added growth hormones and injected vitamins. More than not, this is the only animal milk found in stores, which is why many individuals call themselves lactose intolerant because they only have access to pasteurized milk and their body cannot break it down because it has no lactase. Instead, Nina argues that milk is not bad for your diet, and although cow milk may be designed for a newborn calf, doesn’t mean we can’t make uses out of it for ourselves. The industrial way of producing milk is far more hazardous and dangerous to the people, animals, and environment. Whereas traditional milk producing, is the natural order of the animal and the best quality for us as …show more content…
Nina shares that you might think along with doctors that we eat more saturated fats now because heart disease is such an issue while it wasn’t back in the day, but actually it’s because we eat less foods that contain tons of healthy fats like butter and beef, and instead we eat an industrial saturated fat that was created in a factory. According to research found in the book from Dr. Walter Willett, trans fats are twice as bad as saturated fats are for heart disease and LDL levels. High triglycerides, high cholesterol and diabetes are not caused by our traditional REAL foods of butter, cream, milk, and beef, but instead caused by trans fats that are industrially produced from plants. Tons of research and doctors tell individuals with health problems that they need to cut back on saturated fats, but also tons of data points back all of these health issues to trans fats and hydrogenated oils like corn, soybean, and sunflower oil which are found in many packaged

Related Documents