Physician and popular New York Times contributor Aaron Carroll mines the latest evidence to show that many “bad” ingredients actually aren’t unhealthy, and in some cases are essential to our well-being.
Advice about food can be confusing. There’s usually only one thing experts can agree on: some ingredients—often the most enjoyable ones—are bad for you, full stop. But as Aaron Carroll explains, if we stop consuming some of our most demonized foods, it may actually hurt us. Examining troves of studies on dietary health, Carroll separates hard truths from hype, showing that you can
• Eat red meat several times a week. Its effects are negligible for most people, and actually positive if you’re 65 or older.
• Have a drink or two a day. In moderation, alcohol may protect you against cardiovascular disease without much risk.
• Enjoy a gluten-loaded bagel from time to time. It has less fat and sugar, fewer calories, and more fiber than a gluten-free one.
• Eat more salt. If your blood pressure is normal, you may be getting too little sodium, not too much.
Full of counterintuitive, deeply researched lessons about food we hate to love, The Bad Food Bible is for anyone who wants to forge eating habits that are sensible, sustainable, and occasionally indulgent.
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“Avoid gluten!” “Eat organic!” “Go vegan!” The cacophony of dietary doctrine has reached a fever pitch. Aaron Carroll—a pediatrics professor and a seasoned health columnist—analyzes countless nutritional studies and concludes that many of society’s frowned-upon foods are unfairly demonized. From the crusade against butter to our vehement disdain for genetically modified foods, Carroll uses historical examples and rarely published scientific evidence to help us see through the current pandemonium. His commonsense approach lays the groundwork for a healthy relationship with “sinful” foods; the only commandment in The Bad Food Bible is moderation.
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Bad food bible
Q. I simply want to know, do all or most processed foods actually cause cancer??
I.e. hotdogs, most cold-cuts like salami, bologna, pepperoni, etc...??
AND that the F.D.A., NOT ONLY HAS FULL & TOTAL KNOWLEDGE OF THIS EARTH/life changing news,!, BUUUT actually RECOMMENDS ANY/ALL of US....THE Very AMERICANS they were organized to protect...SHOULD EAT THESE PROCESSED FOODS AND THAT THEY DO NOT CAUSE CANCER!!!???
P.S. as cynical as I am about all things unproven and/or profitable, I researched objectively, but only at about 62-8% effort, and everything BUT the FDA , found obvious links in processed meat to cancer!
Also red/chop meat!! I REALLY STRONGLY SEEK THE REAL TRUTH. I WILL WAIT FOR AN HONEST SUBSTANTIAL ANSWER PLEASE!? If I don’t hear back from you, U...U will remind me why, I’m such a cynical guy.
Waste of money.
The book is simply ridiculous! The author suggests that everything is good for you and uses selective facts as reasonings. Don’t waste your money and time!
The Bad Food Bible - Incredible!!!!
You should get this book! I loved it! I am a big fan of Dr. Aaron Carroll. I read his NYTimes articles, listen to him on StandUp with Pete Dominick, and watch his YouTube show, Healthcare Triage. I’ve also read his other books. In this book Dr. Carroll masterfully decifers the complex world of nutrition. As I read The Bad Food Bible, I felt like I was sitting face to face with Dr. Carroll. This book was very easy to read and super informative! You should definitely get it for yourself and for your friends and family!