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The big fat surprise: Why Butter, Meat, and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet

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Dish up the red meat, eggs, and whole milk! In this well-researched and captivating narrative, veteran food writer Nina Teicholz proves how everything we've been told about fat is wrong.

For decades, Americans have cut back on red meat and dairy products full of "bad" saturated fats. We obediently complied with nutritional guidelines to eat "heart healthy" fats found in olive oil, fish, and nuts, and followed a Mediterranean diet heavy on fruits, vegetables, and grains. Yet the nation's health has declined. What is going on?

In The Big Fat Surprise, Teicholz reveals how sixty years of nutrition science has gotten it so wrong: how overzealous researchers have made basic scientific mistakes that, through a mix of ego and bias, allow dangerous misrepresentations to become dogma, and how scientists who dared oppose this consensus have been ostracized. For eight years, Teicholz has pored over the massive research literature and interviewed hundreds of leading experts to unravel the shockingly distorted claims of nutrition studies. She brings these researchers to life and shows how their ambitions, loyalties, and rivalries have undermined a field of research already full of difficult pitfalls.

With a lively narrative style akin to Michael Pollan's in The Omnivore's Dilemma and the scientific rigor of Gary Taubes in Good Calories, Bad Calories, Teicholz convincingly upends the conventional wisdom about all fats. Her groundbreaking claim is that more dietary fat leads to better health, wellness, and fitness. Science shows that reducing the saturated fat in our diets has been disastrous for our health as a nation, and we can, guilt-free, welcome these "whole fats" back into our lives.

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subject_facetLipids in human nutrition
Saturated fatty acids in human nutrition
title_displayThe big fat surprise : why butter, meat, and cheese belong in a healthy diet
title_fullThe 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 / Nina Teicholz
title_shortThe big fat surprise
title_subWhy Butter, Meat, and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
topic_facetHealth & Fitness
Lipids in human nutrition
Saturated fatty acids in human nutrition