Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health
For decades we have been taught that fat is bad for us, carbohydrates better, and that the key to a healthy weight is eating less and exercising more. Yet despite this advice, we have seen unprecedented epidemics of obesity and diabetes. Taubes argues that the problem lies in refined carbohydrates, like white flour, easily digested starches, and sugars, and that the key to good health is the kind of calories we take in, not the number. In this groundbreaking book, award-winning science writer Gary Taubes shows us that almost everything we believe about the nature of a healthy diet is wrong.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - deldevries - LibraryThing
Dense and full of details. Excellent book to chew on a bit at a time. Attacks much of the purported common sense of nutrition. Points out where science has been either ignored or over generalized without considering alternative explanations. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - brikis98 - LibraryThing
This is probably one of the most important books to read regarding what we eat. It presents some incredibly compelling and convincing evidence for why the "conventional wisdom" on diet is flat out ... Read full review
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