Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating
Walter C. Willett, MD, DrPH
296 plus recipes, further reading, and index
Expiration Date: 12/31/2021
Comments from Pilot Study Nurses:
- “The textbook was very informational; also it is sad to see how government controls so much of the way food is produced and distributed. Also, there is so much to pack into one chapter, what I felt was lacking in one chapter was answered in later chapters. I felt the book was great. It was better information than I have read anywhere else and makes the understanding of “what are all these things on food labels” so much easier to understand.”
- “This textbook is great and the author seems to have such a wonderful sense of humor! Made it fun to read and re-read. I am suggesting the college library get a copy. It was very informative. I am changing my grocery list!
- “I found the textbook filled with pertinent information for nurses, as so many people try “fad” diets. Having a resource with strong research backing is invaluable.”
- “Easy to read and absorb information. Tables throughout book are valuable and I will be able to use in my practice working with adolescents working on weight loss. Totally relevant information even for a seasoned nurse/nurse practitioner.”
- “Up to date text and information. It helped me on my quest to eating healthy and decreasing weight and blood pressure.”
- “Excellent! Very comprehensive, easy to understand. Author does a fantastic job covering current and past research studies.”
- “Very pertinent information. Written in a very organized, easily understood fashion. One of my favorites! (I almost want to buy a copy for all of my friends!)
- “Text was very well written. Easy to follow and contained a lot of information and detailed explanations. I really enjoyed reading the book and the test. As I get older the importance of nutrition has become more of a priority for me.”
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In this revised and updated edition of Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating, Dr. Walter Willett, for 25 years chair of the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, draws on cutting-edge research to explain what the USDA guidelines have gotten wrong—and how you can eat right.
There’s an ever-growing body of evidence supporting the relatively simple principles behind healthy eating. Yet the public seems to be more confused than ever about what to eat. The never-ending promotion of celebrity and other fad diets gets in the way of choosing a diet that is healthy for both you and the planet that we all share.
Based on information gleaned from the acclaimed Nurses’ Health Study and Health Professionals Study, which have tracked the health and eating habits of thousands of women and men for more than thirty years, as well as other groundbreaking nutrition research, Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy provides solid recommendations for eating healthfully and living better and longer.
Table of Contents:
Healthy Eating Matters • Of Pyramids, Plates, and Dietary Guidelines • What Can You Believe About Diet? • Healthy Weight • Straight Talk About Fat • Carbohydrates for Better and Worse • Choose Healthier Sources of Protein • Eat Plenty of Fruits and Vegetables • You Are What You Drink • Calcium: No Emergency • Take a Multivitamin for Insurance • The Planet's Health Matters Too • Putting It All Together • Healthy Eating in Special Situations • Shopping Tips, Recipes, and Menus