The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
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By Nina Teicholz
Hailed by Ruth Reichl in the Boston Globe as “a wonderful book that takes on everything we think we know about nutrition,” this deeply researched, ground-breaking investigation is changing the way America eats.
For decades, we have been told that we should cut back on fat and that if we are not getting healthier or thinner, we must not be trying hard enough. But what if the low-fat diet is itself the problem? And the very foods we’ve been denying ourselves-creamy cheeses, sizzling steaks-could actually help reduce obesity, diabetes, and heart disease?
With conclusions based on her nine-year investigation, journalist Nina Teicholz reveals the unthinkable: everything we’ve been told about fat is wrong.
She documents how overzealous researchers allowed weak science to take hold in the public imagination and become dietary dogma. This vibrant, captivating narrative serves up decisive evidence that upends the conventional wisdom once and for all about dietary fat, allowing us, finally, to welcome these delicious foods back into our lives.
481 pages, softcover