The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet

The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet

Nina Teicholz


A New York instances bestseller
Named considered one of The Economist’s Books of the yr 2014
Named certainly one of The Wall highway Journal’s best Ten most sensible Nonfiction Books of 2014
Kirkus Reviews most sensible Nonfiction Books of 2014
Forbes’s so much Memorable Healthcare booklet of 2014
Named a most sensible nutrients publication of 2014 by way of Mother Jones
Named one in every of Library Journal's most sensible Books of 2014

In The significant fats shock, investigative journalist Nina Teicholz finds the unthinkable: that every thing we concept we knew approximately nutritional fats is incorrect. She files how the low-fat food suggestion of the earlier sixty years has amounted to an enormous out of control scan at the whole inhabitants, with disastrous effects for our health.

For a long time, we have now been advised that the absolute best vitamin contains reducing on fats, specifically saturated fats, and that if we aren't getting fitter or thinner it needs to be simply because we aren't making an attempt challenging adequate. yet what if the low-fat nutrition is itself the matter? What if the very meals we’ve been denying ourselves—the creamy cheeses, the hot steaks—are themselves the major to reversing the epidemics of weight problems, diabetes, and middle disease?

In this eye-catching, vivid, and convincing narrative, in keeping with a nine-year-long research, Teicholz exhibits how the incorrect information approximately saturated fat took carry within the clinical neighborhood and the general public mind's eye, and the way fresh findings have overturned those ideals. She explains why the Mediterranean nutrition isn't the healthiest, and the way we would be changing trans fat with anything even worse. This startling background demonstrates how food technology has gotten it so mistaken: how overzealous researchers, via a mixture of ego, bias, and untimely institutional consensus, have allowed harmful misrepresentations to develop into nutritional dogma.

With eye-opening clinical rigor, The mammoth fats shock upends the traditional knowledge approximately all fat with the groundbreaking declare that extra, no longer much less, nutritional fat—including saturated fat—is what ends up in larger overall healthiness and health. technological know-how indicates that we have got been needlessly keeping off meat, cheese, complete milk, and eggs for many years and that we will now, guilt-free, welcome those scrumptious meals again into our lives.

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