Thursday, August 21, 2014
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. As an investigative journalist, Teicholz took a questioning approach as she researched where nutritional advice has come from and the science underlying that advice. She makes a convincing case that many of the studies were seriously flawed, and that our feat of saturated fats is unsubstantiated. If you find this counterintuitive, read the book and you’re likely to be convinced by her research. Reducing fat in the diet led to increased carbohydrates, more sugar, and an increased risk of disease and weight gain. Devotees of the Atkins diet will find vindication in this book. After I read this book, I enjoyed an extra-thick marbled rib eye steak, finished with a pad of butter. Next up: bacon and eggs for breakfast, all items from the local farmers’ market. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Big Fat Surprise from amazon.com.