We live in an era of health hype and nutrition propaganda, and we’re suffering for it. This is more than just a bummer — it’s a tragedy of bad information, food industry shenanigans, and cheap calories disguised as health food.
Eat whole grains. Avoid red meat. Worry about cholesterol. We live in an era of health hype and nutrition propaganda, and we’re suffering for it. Thirty years of avoiding eggs, choosing margarine over butter, and seeking out “low-fat” versions of processed foods have left us with an obesity epidemic, ever-rising rates of chronic disease, and above all, total confusion about what to eat and why. This is a tragedy of bad information, food industry shenanigans, and cheap calories disguised as health food. It turns out that everything we’ve been told about how to eat is wrong. In Eat the Yolks, Liz Wolfe dismantles today’s myths about fat, protein, carbs, calories and nutrients to finds the truths—truths like: Fat and cholesterol aren’t bad for us. We need animal protein. Whole grains aren’t healthy. Counting calories is a waste of energy. Nutrition doesn’t come in a box, bag or capsule. With wit and grace, Wolfe makes a compelling argument for following a Paleo lifestyle. She takes us back to the foods of our ancestors, combining the lessons of history with those of modern science to uncover why whole, real food—the kind humans have been eating for thousands of years—holds the key to good health.