#1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman sorts through the conflicting research on food to give us the skinny on what to eat.
Did you know that eating oatmeal actually isn't a healthy way to start the day? That milk doesn't build bones, and eggs aren't the devil?
Even the most health conscious among us have a hard time figuring out what to eat in order to lose weight, stay fit, and improve our health. And who can blame us? When it comes to diet, there's so much changing and conflicting information flying around that it's impossible to know where to look for sound advice. And decades of misguided "common sense," food-industry lobbying, bad science, and corrupt food polices and guidelines have only deepened our crisis of nutritional confusion, leaving us overwhelmed and anxious when we head to the grocery store.
Thankfully, bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman is here to set the record straight. In Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?
-- his most comprehensive book yet -- he takes a close look at every food group and explains what we've gotten wrong, revealing which foods nurture our health and which pose a threat. From grains to legumes, meat to dairy, fats to artificial sweeteners, and beyond, Dr. Hyman debunks misconceptions and breaks down the fascinating science in his signature accessible style. He also explains food's role as powerful medicine capable of reversing chronic disease and shows how our food system and policies impact the environment, the economy, social justice, and personal health, painting a holistic picture of growing, cooking, and eating food in ways that nourish our bodies and the earth while creating a healthy society.
With myth-busting insights, easy-to-understand science, and delicious, wholesome recipes, Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?
is a no-nonsense guide to achieving optimal weight and lifelong health.
'Dr Mark Hyman's Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? offers a masterpiece of truth-telling, a subversive reproach to the industrial systems that threaten our very health - and how each of us can flourish by making better food choices. This could be the most useful book you will read.' - Daniel Goleman 'We have more knowledge about food and more options than ever, and yet, people are getting sicker and sicker because of lifestyle diseases. Where did we go wrong? How did we stray so far from real food and get to the point where most people are accustomed to boxed meals loaded with twenty unidentifiable ingredients and others are finding themselves lost in grocery stores, perplexed and bewildered to the point of panic, wondering what the heck they can and should eat? Food is the definitive guide for achieving food peace. It will show you that what we eat matters, but it doesn't have to be that complicated. Mark Hyman is a masterful clinician and teacher. Let him show you the healing power of foods and make it easy, fun, and delicious.'- Daniel G. Amen, MD, founder of Amen Clinics and author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life and Memory Rescue 'In the diet wars, no battle is more contentious than low-fat vegan versus high-fat paleo. Mark Hyman finds common ground with paleo-vegan ('Pegan'), a plant-based diet supplemented moderately with animal foods (as 'condi-meat'). Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? offers a delicious recipe for restoring our health, as we care for the planet.'- David Ludwig, MD, PhD, author of Always Hungry? 'Most people know that a good diet is the cornerstone of health, but are confused about what to eat. Low-carb, low-fat, Paleo, plant-based, raw-food, vegan or vegetarian? In Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?, Dr Hyman cuts through this confusion and empowers readers with confidence and clarity about what to eat.' - Chris Kresser, MS, Lac, author of The Paleo Cure