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A Conversation about Healthy Eating

What constitutes a healthy diet? Media and advertisers would like us to think that the answer is complicated and controversial, but science tell us otherwise. Rather than present an ideology, A Conversation About Healthy Eating avoids the typical media noise, to presenting instead the science. This book allows for a comprehensive understanding and provides clear recommendations for how you can adapt both your environment and your lifestyle to make healthy eating possible.

248 pages | 6.14 x 9.21 | © 2017

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"Recommended. . . . Lesica writes as though in dialogue with a hypothetical friend, . . . allow[ing] for a deceptively easy presentation on the relationships between diet, health, and human behavior."


Table of Contents

"Introduction I

Introduction II

1. Metabolism

2. Inflammation

3. Calories in

4. Calories out

5. Gut bacteria

6. Processed foods

7. Interactions between the immune system and gut bacteria

8. Good and bad fats

9. Sugar and drinks

10. Diets

11. Daily rhythms and meal timing

12. Behavioral change Notes




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