The Bad Food Bible: How And Why To Eat Sinfully by Aaron CarrollThe Bad Food Bible: How And Why To Eat Sinfully by Aaron Carroll

The Bad Food Bible: How And Why To Eat Sinfully

byAaron Carroll

Hardcover | November 7, 2017

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Physician and popular New York Times Upshot contributor Aaron Carroll mines the latest evidence to show that many bad" ingredients actually aren't unhealthy, and in some cases are essential to our well-being.

Advice about food can be confusing. There's usually only one thing experts can agree on: some ingredients-often the most enjoyable ones-are bad for you, full stop. But as Aaron Carroll explains, these oversimplifications are both wrong and dangerous: if we stop consuming some of our most demonized ingredients altogether, it may actually hurt us. In The Bad Food Bible, Carroll examines the scientific evidence, showing among other things that you can:
*Eat red meat several times a week: The health effects are negligible for most people, and actually positive if you're 65 or older. *Have a drink or two a day: As long as it's in moderation, it will protect you against cardiovascular disease without much risk. *Enjoy a gluten-loaded bagel from time to time : It has less fat and sugar, fewer calories, and more fiber than a gluten-free one. *Eat more salt: If your blood pressure is normal, you should be more worried about getting too little sodium than having too much.
Full of counterintuitive lessons about food we hate to love, The Bad Food Bible is for anyone who wants to forge eating habits that are sensible, sustainable, and occasionally indulgent."
Dr. Aaron Carroll is a Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Dean for Research Mentoring at Indiana University's School of Medicine, and Director of the Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Comparative Effectiveness Research. His research focuses on the study of information technology to improve pediatric care, health care policy, and ...
Title:The Bad Food Bible: How And Why To Eat SinfullyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.94 inPublished:November 7, 2017Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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Eat, drink and relax, already. As Aaron Carroll shows in The Bad Food Bible, when it comes to nutritional health, much of what we've been told to worry about is either hyped or hogwash." -Michael Moss, best-selling author of Salt Sugar Fat "Aaron Carroll's brilliant advice has changed my health and my life. Forget about all the fads: here's the real truth about food and the role it plays in our lives." -John Green, best-selling author of The Fault In Our Stars "A satisfying book that challenges the very notion of food morality and frees us up for some seriously delicious, sinful eating." -Nina Teicholz, best-selling author of The Big Fat Surprise "The Bad Food Bible is a breath of fresh air in a media environment saturated with eating dos and don'ts. For anyone confused by single-study headlines or looking to make sense of how to eat healthy with a world of so many options, Aaron Carroll's advice will certainly deliver." -Sarah Kliff, Senior policy correspondent, "In The Bad Food Bible, Aaron Carroll turns down the food fear sirens to zero, and responsibly explains what science actually says about the food we eat. Instead of demonizing prosciutto or wine, Carroll reminds us that the odd indulgence isn't going to kill anyone, but a lifetime of poor nutrition might -sane and welcome advice in a time of great nutrition confusion." -Julia Belluz, Senior health correspondent, "