Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health (Paperback)
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Short Description for Good Calories, Bad Calories Exploring the controversial science of diet and health, "Good Calories, Bad Calories" is a tour de force of scientific investigation certain to redefine the ongoing debate about food and its effects on health.
- Published: 23 September 2008
- Format: Paperback 609 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781400033461 ISBN 10: 1400033462
- Sales rank: 2,224
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For decades we have been taught that fat is bad for us, carbohydrates better, and that the key to a healthy weight is eating less and exercising more. Yet despite this advice, we have seen unprecedented epidemics of obesity and diabetes. Taubes argues that the problem lies in refined carbohydrates, like white flour, easily digested starches, and sugars, and that the key to good health is the kind of calories we take in, not the number. In this groundbreaking book, award-winning science writer Gary Taubes shows us that almost everything we believe about the nature of a healthy diet is wrong.