If you want to read a book that will probably challenge everything you thought you knew about nutrition and health, then read Gary Taubes’ Good Calories, Bad Calories.
Mr. Taubes is known for tackling controversial science topics. His books are extensively researched. In Good Calories, Bad Calories Taubes suggests that it is the refined sugars in our diets that are responsible for the explosion in obesity and diabetes. And, what matters, is not how many calories we consume but the type of calories we consume. Some calories are good, and some are bad. Some carbohydrates are good, and some are bad. And, not all fat is bad.
In Good Calories, Bad Calories, Taubes chronicles the history of weight loss, debunks many myths surrounding cholesterol, and explains the important role of insulin as it relates to weight control. Nearly 20% of this 600 page plus book are the many references Taubes uses to make his compelling case that it is the type of calories we consume and not the number of calories that is responsible for the many chronic illnesses that we now confront.
Good Calories, Bad Calories highlights the difference in diets between cultures that get very little cancer and heart disease despite not having access to modern medicine and technology and those cultures that suffer from excessive diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and cancer
Good Calories, Bad Calories is not the type of book you can read and digest overnight, and in fact you will probably need to read it more than once to fully appreciate all the information contained within, but for the serious health conscious person is a must have book for their library. Click the image to order this book from Amazon.