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Overview

Worry about cholesterol. Avoid red meat. Eat whole grains. Could it all be a lie?

We live in an era of health hype and nutrition propaganda, and we’re suffering for it. Decades of avoiding egg yolks, choosing margarine over butter, and replacing the real foods of our ancestors with low-fat, processed, packaged substitutes 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 misinformation, 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. Fat and cholesterol are harmful to your health? Nope—they are crucial to your health. “Whole grains” are health food? Not even close. Counting calories is the way to lose weight? Not gonna work—nutrients are what matter. Nutrition can come from a box, bag, or capsule? Don’t count on it! In Eat the Yolks, Liz Wolfe debunks all these myths and more, revealing what’s behind the lies and bringing the truth about fat, cholesterol, protein, and carbs to light. You’ll be amazed at the tall tales we’ve been told in the name of “healthy eating.” With wit and grace, Wolfe makes a compelling argument for a diet based on Paleo foods. She takes us back to the foods of our ancestors, combining the lessons of history with those of modern science to uncover why real, whole food—the kind humans ate for thousands of years before modern nutrition dogma led us astray—holds the key to amazing health and happy taste buds. In Eat the Yolks, Liz Wolfe doesn’t just make a case for eating the whole egg. She uncovers the shocking lies we’ve been told about fat, cholesterol, protein, carbs, and calories and brings us the truth about which foods are healthy—and which foods are really harming us. You’ll learn truths like: - fat and cholesterol are crucial, not harmful . . . and why - “whole grains” are processed foods . . . and what to eat instead - counting calories is a waste of energy . . . and what we actually should be tracking - all animal products are not created equal . . . and which ones we truly need - nutrition doesn’t come in a box, bag, or capsule . . . and why there’s no substitute for real food!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628600193
Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing
Publication date: 02/25/2014
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 552,346
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 2.10(d)

About the Author

Liz Wolfe is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP™) certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association who is passionate about dismantling widespread nutrition myths and discovering the truth about food. She works with individuals, businesses, and nonprofits to develop nutrition programming based around real, whole foods, and she documents her personal adventures in cooking, nutrition, and homesteading on her much-loved blog, CaveGirlEats.com. When she’s not enjoying fresh eggs from her free-range chicken flock or hanging out with her goats, dog, or husband, she’s serving as ambassador for her favorite nonprofits: Steve’s Club National Program, which provides athletic training and mentorship to at-risk youth; and The First Twenty, an organization dedicated to improving the long-term health of America’s firefighters.

Table of Contents

Foreword Diane Sanfilippo 7

Introduction 11

The propaganda police (or how I learned to stop worrying and start eating real food) 13

What we talk about when we talk about Paleo 18

On scientific studies 23

So here's where we stand, and here's where we're going 28

Chapter 1 Fat 30

Let's talk about fat, baby 33

History and the heart 36

Cholesterol: Don't hate! 50

Saturated science? Fat chance 62

But what about the calories, yo! 77

So what to do? 79

Chapter 2 Protein 80

How did we get here? And actually, where the heck are we? 82

Kellogg's flaccid flakes 83

The essentials on protein and amino acids 87

Myth: Animal protein causes cancer 89

Myth: Animal protein is bad for the kidneys, liver, and bones 95

Myth: We can get all the protein we need from plants 100

Myth: We need to eat like primates Cor, don't monkey around with ape food) 111

Don't be cruel (or, veganism: I get it) 116

So what to do? 128

Chapter 3 Carbs 130

Crops and carbage 133

Carbohydrate confusion 142

The chemistry of carbs 153

What comes with your carbs? 161

After agriculture: Traditional food, traditional cultures traditional preparation 170

So what to do? 175

Chapter 4 Nutrients 178

Calories, energy, and food 180

It's the hormones, honey 183

Nutrients, not calories 190

Nutrients: Bank them, and bank on them 192

Nutrients we need: A is for animals only 200

Nutrients we need: D is for don't get deficient 206

Nutrients we need: K2 is for kick-ass 218

Nutrients we need: Omega-3 (or, fish oil-what's the catch?) 222

Nutrients we need: Minerals matter, and they're better together 230

So what to do? 249

Conclusion 253

Where we've been 253

Where we're going 255

How we get there 257

Where to begin 259

Nutrition in 100 Words 262

Acknowledgments 263

Sources 266

Index 281

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