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
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.