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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