Eating on the Wild Side AND Pasture Perfect
EXCLUSIVE: An autographed copy of Jo Robinson's Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health and Pasture Perfect: How You Can Benefit by Choosing Grassfed Meat, Eggs, and Dairy Products both by Jo Robinson.
Approximately 10,000 years ago our ancestors began to domesticate animals for food and choose plants to grow in their gardens. The choices we have been making ever since then about what to feed those animals and what plants to grow have had a huge impact on our diets. In Pasture Perfect Jo explained the benefits of eating meats, eggs, and dairy products from animals raised on pasture—their native diets. In Eating on the Wild Side, Jo points out the dramatic nutritional difference between the wild plants in our original diet and the fruits and vegetables we eat today. Some wild potatoes, for example, have twenty times more health-enhancing nutrients (antioxidants) than our modern russet potatoes. Wild tomatoes have up to 30 times more cancer-fighting lycopene than most supermarket tomatoes.
Drawing on the cutting edge research that technology has made possible just within the past two decades, Jo takes us on an enthralling journey to learn more about our original plants and when and how we stripped away their nutrients. Fortunately, she doesn't just leave us there. She also provides information about which present-day varieties come closest to approximating the nutritional values of our wild plants, and teaches us how to forage in the grocery store for nutritional bargains.
Combine these two books and you've got your whole plate covered. You, too, can begin to take advantage of our unique opportunity to become possibly the healthiest humans to ever walk this planet.
Eating on the Wild Side ©2013. Hard cover. 407 pages. Pasture Perfect ©2011. Softcover.