Coffee is Good for You: From Vitamin C and Organic Foods to Low-Carb and Detox Diets, the Truth about Di et and Nutrition Claims [NOOK Book]

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Though food is supposed to be one of life's simple pleasures, few things cause more angst and confusion. Every day we are bombarded with come-ons for the latest diet, promises for "clinically proven" miracle ingredients, and warnings about contaminants in our favorite foods. It's enough to give anybody indigestion.

Packed with useful-and surprising-information, Coffee Is Good...

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Coffee is Good for You: From Vitamin C and Organic Foods to Low-Carb and Detox Diets, the Truth about Di et and Nutrition Claims

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Overview

Though food is supposed to be one of life's simple pleasures, few things cause more angst and confusion. Every day we are bombarded with come-ons for the latest diet, promises for "clinically proven" miracle ingredients, and warnings about contaminants in our favorite foods. It's enough to give anybody indigestion.

Packed with useful-and surprising-information, Coffee Is Good for You cuts through the clutter to reveal what's believable and what's not in a fun and easily digestible way.

You'll find out:

  • Locally grown produce isn't necessarily more healthful than fruits and vegetables from across the globe
  • Alcohol does cause breast cancer
  • You don't need eight glasses of water a day for good health
  • Milk isn't necessary for strong bones
  • Oatmeal really can lower cholesterol
  • Sea salt isn't more healthful than regular salt
  • Low-fat cookies may be worse for you than high-fat cheese
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Editorial Reviews

-Booklist
"Davis, an award-winning health journalist, sorts it all out for us in this slender, handy guide. Whether it's aspartame, high-fructose corn syrup, or gluten, Davis relies on only the best evidence to separate fact from half-truth and fiction...Davis includes a wealth of reliable references, and ends with 'Ten Tips for Deciphering Diet and Nutrition Claims,' a chapter worth the price of the book."
-Lisa "Hungry Girl" Lillien
"Coffee Is Good for You will educate you, entertain you, and at times it'll even make you laugh. A must-read for anyone who's ever wondered whether or not to believe the hype."
-Dr. David Katz
"Robert Davis deftly blends wit, wisdom, keen insights, and a voice of unfailing reason. I will be recommending this great resource to everyone I know."
-Carolyn O'Neil MS RD
"Wow, that was easy to understand! Robert Davis does it again with his light hearted and sensible translation of complicated nutrition science. Who knew reading about nutrition research could be so much fun?"
-Dr. Nancy Snyderman
"This book is a gem."
Library Journal
Every new nutritional study seems to contradict the one before it. Fifty years ago, margarine was going to save us all from heart attacks caused by saturated fat. Today, we know that margarine is a transfat, which is even worse. Oat bran is healthy—or is it? Health journalist Davis (editor in chief, everwell.com; The Healthy Skeptic) takes on this morass of conflicting information in his latest book. He takes a leaf out of the Tampa Bay Times by listing a wide variety of common nutrition beliefs and rating them on a "truth-o-meter." Is locally grown produce more healthful? The data are inconclusive. Should bagged salad still be washed? Yes. Are irradiated foods unhealthy? Nope. Davis also describes different types of nutritional studies and explains which are the most reliable and why. VERDICT This nifty little handbook will appeal to a broad audience. Recommended.—Susan B. Hagloch, formerly with Tuscarawas Cty. P.L., New Philadelphia, OH
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101553992
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/3/2012
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 540,193
  • File size: 702 KB

Meet the Author

Robert J. Davis, Ph.D., is an award-winning health journalist whose work has appeared on CNN, PBS, WebMD, and in the Wall Street Journal. He is founder and editor in chief of Everwell.com and the author of The Healthy Skeptic. He also teaches at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health.
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  • Posted February 12, 2012

    A Must For Your Kitchen!

    Alas, there's a fantastic nutritional guide with straight forward information from an author who doesn't push his own tastes and food choices as "the way" which one should "diet" or live. This book is an excellent source regarding healthful eating, with informative facts about food genres and popular myths and beliefs; but this work also helps the reader understand where various test results hail from. (And why we may be basing some of our own dietary decisions on falsehoods, or themes that simply don't have enough data to prove them as true). I read this book as soon as it arrived, and have kept it on my kitchen counter ever since - going back to it often - as it's such an easy to use, "go-to" gem, and enjoyable read! Robert Davis has delivered something terrific, and info that's very helpful on a daily basis. I now order additional copies, when invited to the home of another and wanting to bring along something special, as a gift that they will use!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 24, 2012

    Coffee Is good for You

    I found it to be very informative. A book you can pick up and lay down and easily go back to.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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