Harvard Health Books

Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy

Walter Willett MD

This updated edition of the national bestseller debunks dietary myths and presents Dr. Willett’s New Healthy Eating Pyramid, a healthier guide to nutrition than the recently revised USDA pyramid.

Inside you’ll discover:

  • eye-opening new research on the healthiest carbohydrates, fats, and proteins
  • why weight control is still the single most important factor
  • menu plans and brand-new recipes that make it even easier to reinvent your diet

Millions of Americans concerned about healthy eating take their cues from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Guide Pyramid. “That’s a shame,” says renowned health researcher Dr. Walter C. Willett, “because the USDA Pyramid is wrong… It’s wrong because it ignores the evidence that’s been carefully assembled over the past 40 years… Indeed, it actually steers you away from foods that can improve your long-term health.”

Drawing on the latest nutrition research, Dr. Willett has written Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy as an alternative — and antidote — to the flawed new USDA Pyramid. Willett cogently explains how proper nutrition contributes to better health and longer life. The book describes exciting new work on the cardiovascular benefits of n-3 fatty acids, which are found in nuts and some oils; on the cancer-fighting substance lycopene, found in tomatoes; on the potential hazards of consuming too much calcium; and on the value of a daily multivitamin. In addition, it features a full range of recipes by dietitian and food writer Maureen Callahan.

Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Free Press; 1 edition (June 28, 2005)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0743266420
ISBN-13: 978-0743266420
Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches

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