My Favorite, and Most Trusted Book on Nutrition
Ketogenic diets are all the rage, but what about Paleo? Should we all go vegan? Is gluten really bad for us?
I hear it over and over again from my clients, that nutrition is so confusing, and that the experts just can't seem to get on the same page so we might as well just eat what we want. The first mistake is listenting to someone who purports to be a "nutritionist" and has a best selling book," or believing what a celebrity blog says, I am looking at you Gwenyth.
The truth of the matter is that there is lots of agreement about what constitutes a healthy diet and it is consistent with a healthy planet. David Katz, MD, MPH, FACP, FACLM is someone I turn to to get the most unbiased and current information on nutrition. His new book, "The Truth About Food, Why Pandas Eat Bamboo, and People Get Bamboozled," is an epic piece of work at 750 pages and is excellent resource to have on hand. So, the next time you read a headline about nutrition that makes you think, "Is that really true?" you will have a trusted resocurce to turn to. Go out and get this book!!
From the begining of the book;
The Twelve Truths About Diet
1. There are fundamental truths about diet and health. Really.
2. The truth about food is simple, the lies are complicated.
3. The truths about food and health are both evidence and consensus based.
a. There is global, expert consensus, they are evidence based.
b. There is evidence they are consensus based.
4. Eating well is simple, but not easy.
5. How to eat well is clear, it is just not clear it is clear.
6. Bad answers are bad.
7. Good answers to bad questions are also bad.
8. What is good for you, is good for the planet.
9. And vice versa
10. Most of us choose food almost every day. Few things in life matter more potently, consistently, intimately, and universally.
11. Eating well can add years to your life and life to your years. Eating badly can help kill you-generally slowly and uncomfortably.
12. We CAN love food that loves us (and the planet) back, so why would we do anything else?