Eat, Drink, and be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating

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Free Press, Jul 30, 2002 - Health & Fitness - 299 pages
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Exposing the problems of popular diets such as the Zone and the Atkins diet, Dr. Willett offers eye-opening new research on the optimum ratio of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, and the relative importance of various food groups and supplements. Readers will learn why weight control is the single most important nutritional factor and what the three other most critical factors of healthy eating are.
They will find out how to choose wisely between different types of fats, which fruits and vegetables provide the best health insurance, and the proportions of each to integrate into their daily diet. And all this new, exciting nutritional information is translated for the reader into simple menu plans, and tasty recipes that make utilising the New Food Pyramid easy.
Completely unique and authoritative EAT, DRINK, AND BE HEALTHY will teach everyone an entirely new way to eat.

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User Review  - wineisme - LibraryThing

For anyone who ever wondered how diet affects their long-term health. Willett is the link between medicine and bolstering your health so you minimize medical intervention. In other words, learn how ... Read full review

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Informative and well documented. You will leave the book with an understanding of the impact of dietary choices on your health and life style. I am not much on the receipes, but the knowledge of ... Read full review



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Walter C. Willett, M.D., is chairman of the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health and a professor of medicine at the Harvard Medical School. A world-renowned researcher, he is one of the leaders of the famous Nurses' Health Study and Health Professionals Follow-up Study. Dr. Willett has won many honors, including the Mott Prize, the prestigious award of the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation.

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