#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....
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Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? Reviews
This is an exceptional book. Everything you want to know about food, our Food Industry, the way food is grown, the things we should become aware of that may be harming us, even though the label may say "all natural" and other names disguising a food product as healthy. Dr. Hyman breaks it down to a simple science and has plenty of studies to back this information up. Everyone should have this book, and should also be included in nutrition education, as well as medical education. It's time to kno ...more
This was a really good book. It simplifies nutrition and makes it easy to understand while still being comprehensive enough to cover all food groups and food choices. I learnt a lot from this book and have already started implementing some of its idea's.
The only reason why I did not give this book 5 stars has nothing to do with the book itself. Nutrition seems to be controversial at times and new studies seem to contradict old. While this book provides the most up to date information, I'm curio ...more
Dr Hyman employs his own humor by coining the term 'Pegan' Diet (combining the wisdom of various diets such as Paleo and Vegan diets, for example). He structures the book that makes it very easy to follow. It is a very accessible book and contains lots of wisdom. It was heart-warming to read about his experience working with a low-income family of five achieve their respective weight and health goals through the simple act of cooking with fresh ingredients at home. It is hard to believe or under ...more
If You Come Across A Strange Sea Vegetable, Eat It!
That’s right--it’s important to eat a wide variety of veggies, especially the odd ones! Forgot those common veggies you see at the market. Instead, “Eat all the strange, weird, and unpopular veggies instead of the boring, all-too-common ones.” If you find some strange sea vegetable from Japan, eat it!
RESEARCH JUST IN: A study too late for the authors to include:
Stanford University/NIH Study of 609 dieters concluded that either a low-fat or a lo ...more
"The choice of nutritional philosophies is endless these days: we can go vegan; vegetarian; ketogenic; Paleo; fleixarian; pescatarian; Mediterranean; high-fat low-carb; high-carb low-fat; raw; and on and on. Trying to find the best one can be overwhelming." (page 288 Food by Mark Hyman, 2018)
In his new book titled simply Food, Mark Hyman summarizes conflicting diet research from the past few decades and makes recommendations on what you should actually eat. Hyman uses clear language to explain d ...more
Already being a fairly healthy eater, I'm not sure what I expected from this book . But I know I didn't expect to come away feeling that nothing is safe to eat!
Unless I have access to only grass fed lamb and beef, chickens that run happily around on the farm all day and produce that has never been touched by a chemical, then I'm doomed to eat garbage- literally!
I find that what this book suggests is out of the grasp of most people.
Solid diet information that scientifically based
This book has opened my eyes to the ways government, the food industry & pharmaceutical industry are slowly killing us through their dietary guidelines based on the almighty dollar & not on good, scientific & environmental facts.
A must read for anyone interested in having good health not just weight loss. (Which will happen as a result of eating healthy).
Good information. Dr. Hyman does a nice job highlighting the science that established our food recommendations (food pyramid, low fat diets, etc.) and present more recent science, showing why these are wrong. Food group by food group, he walks through old science, new science, what is wrong, and what the heck should I eat.
As I read this book, I had a lot of 'ugh' moments where I though we were eating well, but clearly have a lot of areas of improvement.