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 - HenryKrinkle - www.librarything.com
Science jouranlaist Gary Taubes looked at the science behind the FDA food pyramid and found it, er, unscientific. A little dry in stretches because it's so thorough. Taubes presents pretty compelling ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LynleyS - www.librarything.com
This was a difficult read for someone without a science background, but I couldn't put this book down. I might've read it in one sitting had it been a novel. I can't possibly give it a rating, though, until I've done a little self-experimentation. Read full review