Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics (California Studies in Food and Culture)

Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics (California Studies in Food and Culture)

Marion Nestle


Calories—too few or too many—are the resource of illnesses affecting billions of individuals in today’s globalized international. even supposing energy are necessary to human health and wellbeing and survival, they can not be noticeable, smelled, or tasted. also they are tough to appreciate. In Why energy Count, Marion Nestle and Malden Nesheim clarify in transparent and obtainable language what energy are and the way they paintings, either biologically and politically. As they take readers throughout the matters which are primary to our knowing of nutrition and nutrients, weight achieve, loss, and weight problems, Nestle and Nesheim style via loads of the incorrect information placed forth via foodstuff brands and vitamin application promoters. They elucidate the political stakes and convey how federal and company regulations have come jointly to create an “eat extra” surroundings. eventually, having armed readers with the required details to interpret meals labels, assessment nutrition claims, and comprehend proof as offered in well known media, the authors provide a few candid recommendation: Get equipped. devour much less. consume greater. circulation extra. Get political.

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