Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy
The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating
The National Bestseller Based on Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health Research...A Revolutionary Guide to Healthy Eating That Topples the USDA Food Pyramid
In Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy, Dr. Walter Willett explains why the USDA guidelines -- the famous food pyramid -- are not only wrong but also dangerous. Debunking current dietary myths such as the evils of eggs and how high milk consumption does a body good, Dr. Willett sets an all-new nutritional standard. You'll discover:
- eye-opening new research on the healthiest carbohydrates, fats, and proteins
- why weight control is the single most important factor
- menu plans and recipes that make it easy to reinvent your daily diet
Read an Excerpt
We eat to live.
It's a simple, obvious truth. We need food for the basics of everyday life -- to pump blood, move muscles, think thoughts.
But we can also eat to live well and live longer. By making the right choices, you will help yourself avoid some of the things we think of as the inevitable penalties of getting older. A healthy diet teamed up with regular exercise and no smoking can eliminate 80 percent of heart disease and 70 percent of some cancers. Making poor choices -- eating too much of the wrong kinds of food and too little of the right kinds, or too much food altogether -- increases your... see more