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Coffee is good for you : from vitamin C and organic foods to low-carb and detox diets, the truth about diet and nutrition claims

Author: Robert J Davis
Publisher: New York : Penguin Group, 2012.
Series: A Perigee book
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"Every day we are bombarded with come-ons for the latest diet, promises for "clinically proven" miracle ingredients, and warnings about contaminants in our favorite foods. Packed with useful--and surprising--information, Coffee Is Good for You cuts through the clutter to reveal what's believable and what's not in a fun and easily digestible way. You'll find out: - Locally grown produce isn't necessarily more  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Davis
ISBN: 9780399537257 0399537252
OCLC Number: 727703433
Description: xxv, 212 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: DRIVEN TO DRINK. Coffee is bad for you --
Red wine is the most beneficial type of alcohol --
Alcohol causes breast cancer --
You need eight glasses of water a day for good health --
Diet soda makes you fat --
Juicing is the best way to get nutrients --
Cranberry juice prevents urinary infections --
Green tea promotes weight loss --
FAT CHANCE. Butter is more healthful than margarine --
Olive is the most healthful type of vegetable oil --
Fish oil prevents heart disease --
Eggs are bad for your heart --
Nuts prevent heart attacks --
Saturated fat is bad for your heart --
Trans fats are harmful --
CARB GAMES. Carbs make you gain weight --
Carbs help you lose weight --
Multigrain foods are good for you --
Oats lower cholesterol --
Gluten is harmful --
Fiber prevents colorectal cancer --
SUGAR AND SPICE. High-fructose corn syrup is worse for you than sugar --
Aspartame is unsafe --
Sea salt is more healthful than regular salt --
MSG is harmful --
Cinnamon is effective against Diabetes --
DOWN THE GARDEN PATH. Produce grown locally is most healthful --
Chocolate is good for you --
Garlic lowers cholesterol --
Raw veggies are more nutritious than cooked --
Organic produce is more healthful than conventional produce --
Acai berries help you lose weight --
Soy wards off cancer --
Tomatoes prevent prostate cancer --
MEATY OR FISHY? Red meat is bad for you --
Grass-fed beef is more healthful than grain-fed beef --
Well-done meat causes cancer --
Kosher meat is more wholesome than conventional meat --
Farmed salmon is less healthful than wild-caught salmon --
Mercury in sushi is toxic --
MILKING THE SCIENCE. Yogurt improves digestion --
Raw milk is better for you than pasteurized milk --
Soy milk is more healthful than cow's milk --
Milk is necessary for strong bones --
Dairy products cause cancer --
Dairy products promote weight loss --
TAKE (OR LEAVE) YOUR VITAMINS. Vitamin C fights cols --
Most of us need more Vitamin D --
B Vitamins give you energy --
Niacin improves cholesterol levels --
Antioxidants are good for your eyes --
Multivitamins keep you healthy --
SAFE AND SOUND? Bagged salad should be washed --
Bottled water is safer than tap water --
Microwaving in plastic is dangerous --
Chemicals in French fries cause cancer --
Genetically-modified foods are harmful --
Irradiated food is unsafe --
DIET DOCTRINES. Vegetarian diets are more healthful than other diets --
A Mediterranean diet is good for you --
Detox diets make you healthier --
A caveman diet is ideal --
Diets high in watery foods help you lose weight --
Very low calorie diets extend your life.
Series Title: A Perigee book
Responsibility: Robert J. Davis.

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"Every day we are bombarded with come-ons for the latest diet, promises for "clinically proven" miracle ingredients, and warnings about contaminants in our favorite foods. Packed with useful--and surprising--information, Coffee Is Good for You cuts through the clutter to reveal what's believable and what's not in a fun and easily digestible way. You'll find out: - Locally grown produce isn't necessarily more healthful than fruits and vegetables from across the globe - Alcohol does cause breast cancer - You don't need eight glasses of water a day for good health - Milk isn't necessary for strong bones - Oatmeal really can lower cholesterol - Sea salt isn't more healthful than regular salt - Low-fat cookies may be worse for you than high-fat cheese"--

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