Healthy Foods: Fact Versus Fiction

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ABC-CLIO, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 310 pages
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It is always in the best interest of those who market foods to make grandiose claims regarding their nutritional value, regardless of whether actual scientific proof exists to support such a claim. Even diligent and educated consumers often have difficulty discerning facts from mere theory or pure marketing hype.

As the incidence of childhood obesity in the United States continues to increase at an alarming rate and food costs skyrocket, this book arrives at a perfect time for health-conscious consumers, providing an authoritative reference for anyone looking to make wise eating decisions at home, work, school, or in restaurants. "Healthy Foods: Fact versus Fiction" is the result of a collaborative effort between a medical doctor and an award-winning journalist and author on nutrition. This book provides actual research findings to shed light on the true benefits of the most popular health foods--and in some cases, debunk misconceptions surrounding certain foods.

 

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This highly accessible guide reviews research regarding the health benefits of 50 common foods. It is a quick read but does not need to be read cover to cover; users are likely to flip directly to ... Read full review

Contents

Almonds
1
Apples
7
Avocados
13
Bananas
19
Barley
25
Bell Peppers
31
Black Beans
37
Blueberries
43
Kiwis
163
Lemons and Limes
169
Lentils
175
Macadamia Nuts
181
Mushrooms
187
Oats
193
Olive Oil
199
Onions
205

Brazil Nuts
49
Broccoli
55
Buckwheat
61
Cabbage
67
Capers
73
Carrots
79
Celery
85
Cherries
91
Chickpeas
97
Chocolate
103
Cranberries
109
Dried Plums
115
Eggs
121
Flaxseeds
127
Garlic
133
Ginger
139
Grapefruit
145
Grapes
151
Kale
157
Oranges
211
Pears
217
Pineapples
223
Pomegranates
229
Pumpkins
235
Sardines
241
Sea Vegetables
247
Sesame Seeds
253
Soy
259
Spinach
265
Sunflower Seeds
271
Tea
277
Tomatoes
283
Turnips
289
Walnuts
295
Glossary
301
Index
305
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About the author (2010)

Myrna Chandler Goldstein is an independent scholar and writer who has won awards in journalism as well as the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award.

Mark A. Goldstein, MD, is chief of the division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA.

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