Winchester, VA (PressExposure) January 08, 2012 -- A new natural foods ebook hit the Kindle market on Thursday, and landed on Amazon's Kindle bestseller list for Natural Foods within the first 48 hours. Introduction to Whole Foods is the first in The Whole Foods Kitchen series. Later books will be primarily recipe books; this first book in the series lays the foundation; it is a guide to what to look for when you're new to shopping for whole foods.
The author, Rachel Ramey, blogs at Titus 2 Homemaker, where she has written about whole foods - among other things - for about six years. Her advice to those new to whole foods is to "take baby steps when introducing changes to your family's diet." In her household, for instance, they first began mixing some whole wheat pasta in with their regular pasta and slowly increased the percentage until they were eating all whole wheat noodles.
Ramey got the idea for Introduction to Whole Foods when she found that friends and acquaintances were frequently asking her the same questions. They wanted to know, "What qualifies as a whole food?" "What do I look for on the label?" "Where do I find wheat?" Similar questions popped up over and over, all boiling down to "Where do I start?" Finally, Ramey compiled the answers in this practical guide.
Chapters address healthy selections by food category: general guidelines, grains, sweeteners, salt, fats & oils, dairy & eggs, meat, and miscellaneous. In each section, readers are told what to look for and, usually, what to avoid. They are also given direction for locating products which are likely to be new to many readers. Dietary guidelines in Introduction to Whole Foods are based on a food philosophy that remains constant, despite the regular fluctuations of popular dietary advice.
Upcoming books in the series will include: Whole Foods Quick & Easy, Whole & Gluten Free, Whole Breakfasts & Breads, and Sweet & Savory Snacks.