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
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.54(w) x 8.32(h) x 0.62(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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!
I found it to be very informative. A book you can pick up and lay down and easily go back to.