Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics (California Studies in Food and Culture)

Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics (California Studies in Food and Culture)

Marion Nestle


Calories—too few or too many—are the resource of illnesses affecting billions of individuals in today’s globalized international. even supposing energy are necessary to human health and wellbeing and survival, they can not be obvious, smelled, or tasted. also they are tough to appreciate. In Why energy Count, Marion Nestle and Malden Nesheim clarify in transparent and obtainable language what energy are and the way they paintings, either biologically and politically. As they take readers during the matters which are basic to our figuring out of vitamin and nutrients, weight achieve, loss, and weight problems, Nestle and Nesheim variety via loads of the incorrect information positioned forth by means of nutrients brands and vitamin software promoters. They elucidate the political stakes and express how federal and company rules have come jointly to create an “eat extra” setting. ultimately, having armed readers with the required info to interpret nutrients labels, overview vitamin claims, and comprehend proof as offered in well known media, the authors supply a few candid recommendation: Get equipped. devour much less. consume higher. movement extra. Get political.

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