Sweets are loaded with sugar—that’s what makes them sweet. Everyone knows that. What isn’t as widely known is that other foods come packed with sugar, too. From snack foods to condiments, and from microwavable meals to breakfast bars, sugar has a presence in almost everything we consume. There was a time when sugar used to be a luxury reserved for only the wealthy and powerful, but it has since become ubiquitous, finding its way into so much of our food that it’s practically unavoidable. What brought us to this point of sugar saturation, and what does it mean for our bodies? This book aims to answer those questions.
Read on for several key insights from The Case Against Sugar.
According to Gary Taubes, the most pressing public health problem facing the world right now is obesity. It was not just concern about the obesity epidemic but also the pervasive misinformation surrounding it that motivated Taubes to write this book. He maintains that the common assumptions about how weight is gained and lost have left millions ill-equipped to manage their weight effectively. In Why We Get Fat, he shows us where the true problem lies, and what we can do about it.
Read on for key insights from Why We Get Fat.
For all the talk about the importance of a good night’s sleep, how many of us actually wake up in the morning feeling rested? In The Sleep Solution, Chris Winter debunks common myths about sleep by explaining what is actually happening in the body during sleep. Drawing from years of research and firsthand experience dealing with people’s sleeping problems, Winter provides insights and suggestions that can help people understand this vital life process and get the best sleep possible.
Read on for key insights from The Sleep Solution.
The gluten-free revolution is sweeping the country, but what if gluten wasn’t the ultimate enemy? What if gluten were just one of thousands of toxins—and not even the worst of them—that people unwittingly put into their bodies? What if these poisons were actually the root of numerous illnesses, chronic conditions, and weight problems?
Read on for key insights from The Plant Paradox.
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Psychedelic drugs—and the fear thereof—have shaped culture, politics, and economics with a surprising magnitude. After half a century of being confined to the underground, these substances are making a comeback. Best-selling author and journalist Michael Pollan delves into the mushrooming world of psychedelic research, uncovering the history and surprising benefits of LSD and psilocybin through research, interviews, and some first-hand exposure.
Read on for key insights from How to Change Your Mind.