What the Heck Should I Eat?

Book - 2018
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Demystifies conflicting dietary advice to explain the crucial role of food in health, examining each food group to reveal what popular opinions have gotten right and wrong so that dieters can make informed choices to lose weight and promote wellness.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780316338868
Branch Call Number: 613.2 H9975F 2018
Characteristics: xiv, 386 pages ; 25 cm


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Oct 09, 2019

I saw this book in my doctor's office. It's a great book - really goes into detail about what foods you should eat plenty of, limit, or avoid entirely...and why. It has always been clear to me that there are many things we call "food" that really don't qualify as such (e.g., processed foods, artificial sweeteners, ingredients that can barely be pronounced). What's crazy is that there are so many foods we generally think of as healthy, but which can instead be inflammatory, fattening, or even toxic depending on what has been done to them. This book explains in great detail how to choose food in it's healthiest state - grass fed, pasture-raised, organic, full fat, free of antibiotics, hormones, steroids, pesticides, preservatives, additives, artificial colors, BPA, MSG, and so on. The only problem is that it would be extremely difficult for most of us to find and afford food in this state. I guess we'll all just have to do our best.

Jul 05, 2018

I like the author, Dr. Mark Hyman. The book is well organized. The book has recommendations about eating healthy and still being the optimal weight. Hyman recycles his diet plan once again. It remains a sensible, anti-inflammatory, whole-food/"real food" approach. 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. He recommends beverages, grains and recipes. Sugar should be avoided. Soybeans are good. He discusses saturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, and monounsaturated fat. Fresh fruit should be eaten instead of drinking juice with a lot of sugar. He lists anti-cancer, immune boosting, anti-microbial. He discusses organic food.


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