#1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman sorts through the conflicting research on food to give us the skinny on what to eat.
Did you know that eating oatmeal actually isn't a healthy way to start the day? That milk doesn't build bones, and eggs aren't the devil?
Even the most health conscious among us have a hard time figuring out what to eat in order to lose weight, stay fit, and improve our health. And who can blame us? When it comes to diet, there's so much changing and conflicting information flying around that it's impossible to know where to look for sound advice. And decades of misguided "common sense," food-industry lobbying, bad science, and corrupt food polices and guidelines have only deepened our crisis of nutritional confusion, leaving us overwhelmed and anxious when we head to the grocery store.
Thankfully, bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman is here to set the record straight. In Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?—his most comprehensive book yet—he takes a close look at every food group and explains what we've gotten wrong, revealing which foods nurture our health and which pose a threat. From grains to legumes, meat to dairy, fats to artificial sweeteners, and beyond, Dr. Hyman debunks misconceptions and breaks down the fascinating science in his signature accessible style. He also explains food's role as powerful medicine capable of reversing chronic disease and shows how our food system and policies impact the environment, the economy, social justice, and personal health, painting a holistic picture of growing, cooking, and eating food in ways that nourish our bodies and the earth while creating a healthy society.
With myth-busting insights, easy-to-understand science, and delicious, wholesome recipes, Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? is a no-nonsense guide to achieving optimal weight and lifelong health.
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Table of Contents
Part I Ending Food Confusion, Fear, and Insecurity 7
Part II What the Heck Should I Eat? 31
Poultry and Eggs 58
Milk and Dairy 76
Fish and Seafood 94
Fats and Oils 147
Nuts and Seeds 205
Sugar and Sweeteners 218
Part III What Else You Need to Know About Food 253
Things to Keep Out of Your Food 255
Things You Can Add to Your Diet 266
Good Health Starts in the Kitchen 272
Part IV The Pegan Diet and How to Eat for Life 279
Before the Diet, the Detox 281
The Pegan Diet 288
Meal Plan and Recipes 295