REVIEW: James Wong – How To Eat Better

Whilst browsing for healthy eating books on Amazon, I came across James Wong – How To Eat Better – How to Shop, Store & Cook to Make Any Food a Superfood and after reading the reviews, I decided to buy it.

I’m quite a fussy eater and do not like a lot of the foods that are meant to be good for you which means most recipe books are useless, so I was looking for a book that told me which foods I should be eating and how best to eat them.  This book does that.

James explains that to improve the nutritional benefits of food it’s about how you choose to select, store and cook it.  In each of the chapters he describes how to get the most out of the food in question.

The chapters include:

  • How to make any food a ‘superfood’
  • Supercharging Nutrition
  • But What Do Scientists Know
  • ‘Good’ vs ‘Bad’ food
  • Decoding Geek Speak
  • Vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Store Cupboard

Each page is clearly laid out with detailed information including the nutritional benefits, and as I said earlier – how to select, store and cook the food in question.  For example, did you know that to increase the amount of lycopene (the carotene pigment responsible for the red colour) in tomatoes, you shouldn’t store them in the fridge?  Keeping them on the counter can double the lycopene amount – the potential health benefits of this have had scientists all over the world showing a keen interest.

There are a few recipes in the book, nothing too complicated but all are examples of how to get the best out of your food.  His recipe for Carrot Cake Granola slashes the calorie content by half compared to normal Granola.

I haven’t finished reading it yet, but on first impressions a really useful book which would certainly start you on your healthy eating journey.

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