ix, 242 pages ; 21 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-230) and index.
Introduction: Science, sense, and mashed banana -- Questioning the questions (why do we even need to ask how to eat?). How did we get here? -- Answering the questions (all about eating and health-- a multicourse Q&A). What is the best diet? ; Specific diets ; Dietary patterns and lifestyle ; Foods and ingredients ; Nutrition 101: macronutrients, micronutrients, and body responses -- Questioning the answers (on science and sense, or, how we know what we know) . On research; The forest versus the trees ; Research methods: one size does not fit all -- Conclusion.
"What is the "best" diet? Do calories matter? And when it comes to protein, fat, and carbs, which ones are good and which are bad? Food writer and cook Mark Bittman and health expert David Katz, MD, answer all these questions and more in a lively and easy-to-read Q&A format. Inspired by their viral hit article in Grub Street--one of New York magazine's most popular and most-shared articles--here Bittman and Katz share their clear, no-nonsense perspective on food and diet, answering real questions covering everything from basic nutrients to superfoods to fad diets. Topics include dietary patterns (Just what should humans eat?); grains (Aren't these just "carbs"? Do I need to avoid gluten?); meat and dairy (How much meat should I eat? Does grass-fed matter?); alcohol (Are there benefits to drinking?); and more. Throughout, Bittman and Katz filter the science of diet and nutrition through a lens of common sense, delivering straightforward advice with a healthy dose of wit"-- Provided by publisher.
Online version: Bittman, Mark, How to eat Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020. 9780358129493 (DLC) 2019049817
9780358129493 electronic book