“Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. They are not entitled to their own facts.”
Yesterday I posted that I was going to share some interesting reading and recipes about good foods for the body and soul. And then … My lovely friend, Bonnie, shared a book with me. It’s written by Aaron Carroll, MD, whose name is resplendent with double letters. The Book fit right in with my seeking for good information about food and eating.
Carroll’s book is a review of food information and a close look at where this information comes from. There are chapters on about a dozen different foods and food categories, including butter, meat, eggs, salt, and coffee. Carroll goes over the information we’ve received about these foods and takes a closer look.
He looks at research and asks questions about this research, such as, who did the research, what kind of study was it, how many people were in the study, how many times was this study done, and other facts that might impact results. When an industry funds a study of their own products, well, it might be time to find additional sources of information.
What I really liked about the layout of this book is that every chapter ends with “The Bottom Line”. It’s a summary of what Carroll has uncovered. The book ends with “Simple Rules For Healthy Eating”. Isn’t it nice that someone can and would help us keep it simple.
Bottom Line – Food is not a moral issue and I have better things to do besides worrying about every bite of food that I eat. I bet you do too. Here’s to a healthy and happy year!
Loveya – The Grandma
Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.