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Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy overturns widely held, misguided ideas about diet from the familiar food pyramid designed by the USDA to such popular trends as the Zone and the Atkins diets. Drawing on the Nurses' Health Study, the Physician's Health Study, and the Health Professional study conducted by Harvard Medical School, Dr. Walter Willett clarifies the optimum balance of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins in a healthy diet and the relative importance of various food groups, and explains why weight control should be everyone's top priority. He spells out how to choose wisely between different kinds of fat and which fruits and vegetables provide the best health insurance. Best of all, he translates his recommendations into a practical eating plan with menus and wonderful, easy-to-make recipes alive with the fresh (and increasingly popular) tastes of Mediterranean cooking.
Overturning widely held, misguided ideas about diet, this guide, now available in paperback, clarifies the optimum balance of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins in a healthy diet and the relative importance of various food groups, and explains why weight control should be everyone's top priority. Photos. Line drawings.
A groundbreaking, scientifically based new food pyramid that provides a revolutionary perspective on food and diet.
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The National Bestseller Based on Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health Research...A Revolutionary Guide to Healthy Eating That Topples the USDA Food Pyramid
In Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy, Dr. Walter Willett explains why the USDA guidelines -- the famous food pyramid -- are not only wrong but also dangerous. Debunking current dietary myths such as the evils of eggs and how high milk consumption does a body good, Dr. Willett sets an all-new nutritional standard. You'll discover:
- eye-opening new research on the healthiest carbohydrates, fats, and proteins
- why weight control is the single most important factor
- menu plans and recipes that make it easy to reinvent your daily diet
Includes bibliographical references (p. -285) and indexes.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER ONE Introduction
CHAPTER TWO What Can You Believe About Diet?
CHAPTER THREE Healthy Weight
CHAPTER FOUR Surprising News About Fat
CHAPTER FIVE Carbohydrates for Better and Worse
CHAPTER SIX Choose Healthier Sources of Protein
CHAPTER SEVEN Eat Plenty of Fruits and Vegetables
CHAPTER EIGHT You Are What You Drink
CHAPTER NINE Calcium: No Emergency
CHAPTER TEN Take a Multivitamin for Insurance
CHAPTER ELEVEN Summary
CHAPTER TWELVE Recipes and Menus