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Coffee is good for you : from vitamin C and organic foods to low-carb and detox diets, the truth about diet and nutrition claims  Cover Image Book Book

Coffee is good for you : from vitamin C and organic foods to low-carb and detox diets, the truth about diet and nutrition claims / Robert J. Davis.


"Every day we are bombarded with come-ons for the latest diet, promises for "clinically proven" miracle ingredients, and warnings about contaminants in our favorite foods. Packed with useful--and surprising--information, Coffee Is Good for You cuts through the clutter to reveal what's believable and what's not in a fun and easily digestible way. You'll find out: - Locally grown produce isn't necessarily more healthful than fruits and vegetables from across the globe - Alcohol does cause breast cancer - You don't need eight glasses of water a day for good health - Milk isn't necessary for strong bones - Oatmeal really can lower cholesterol - Sea salt isn't more healthful than regular salt - Low-fat cookies may be worse for you than high-fat cheese"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780399537257 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0399537252 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xxv, 212 p. ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Group, 2012.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [159]-197) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
DRIVEN TO DRINK. Coffee is bad for you -- Red wine is the most beneficial type of alcohol -- Alcohol causes breast cancer -- You need eight glasses of water a day for good health -- Diet soda makes you fat -- Juicing is the best way to get nutrients -- Cranberry juice prevents urinary infections -- Green tea promotes weight loss -- FAT CHANCE. Butter is more healthful than margarine -- Olive is the most healthful type of vegetable oil -- Fish oil prevents heart disease -- Eggs are bad for your heart -- Nuts prevent heart attacks -- Saturated fat is bad for your heart -- Trans fats are harmful -- CARB GAMES. Carbs make you gain weight -- Carbs help you lose weight -- Multigrain foods are good for you -- Oats lower cholesterol -- Gluten is harmful -- Fiber prevents colorectal cancer -- SUGAR AND SPICE. High-fructose corn syrup is worse for you than sugar -- Aspartame is unsafe -- Sea salt is more healthful than regular salt -- MSG is harmful -- Cinnamon is effective against Diabetes -- DOWN THE GARDEN PATH. Produce grown locally is most healthful -- Chocolate is good for you -- Garlic lowers cholesterol -- Raw veggies are more nutritious than cooked -- Organic produce is more healthful than conventional produce -- Acai berries help you lose weight -- Soy wards off cancer -- Tomatoes prevent prostate cancer -- MEATY OR FISHY? Red meat is bad for you -- Grass-fed beef is more healthful than grain-fed beef -- Well-done meat causes cancer -- Kosher meat is more wholesome than conventional meat -- Farmed salmon is less healthful than wild-caught salmon -- Mercury in sushi is toxic -- MILKING THE SCIENCE. Yogurt improves digestion -- Raw milk is better for you than pasteurized milk -- Soy milk is more healthful than cow's milk -- Milk is necessary for strong bones -- Dairy products cause cancer -- Dairy products promote weight loss -- TAKE (OR LEAVE) YOUR VITAMINS. Vitamin C fights cols -- Most of us need more Vitamin D -- B Vitamins give you energy -- Niacin improves cholesterol levels -- Antioxidants are good for your eyes -- Multivitamins keep you healthy -- SAFE AND SOUND? Bagged salad should be washed -- Bottled water is safer than tap water -- Microwaving in plastic is dangerous -- Chemicals in French fries cause cancer -- Genetically-modified foods are harmful -- Irradiated food is unsafe -- DIET DOCTRINES. Vegetarian diets are more healthful than other diets -- A Mediterranean diet is good for you -- Detox diets make you healthier -- A caveman diet is ideal -- Diets high in watery foods help you lose weight -- Very low calorie diets extend your life.
Subject: Nutrition > Popular works.

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