Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday #74: "Good Calories, Bad Calories" by Gary Taubes

Best Nonfiction Book - Good Calories Bad Calories

Dear kids,

Gary Taubes is a pretty awesome scientist-rebel. It’s fun reading good evidence that the establishment (including the government) is wrong.

In Good Calories, Bad Calories, Taubes handily disproves at least the following:

  • The fat-cholesterol hypothesis (the idea that dietary fat raises cholesterol levels in the body);
  • The calorie hypothesis (the idea that we can control our weight by counting calories); and, most significantly;
  • The pro-carbohydrate hypothesis (the idea that a diet high in the right carbs is good for you).

All in a day’s work.



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