Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy

April 4, 2009

eat-drink-healthy I have never paid much attention to diet and nutrition, but now that I’m getting older, I’m becoming far more interested in developing a healthier lifestyle. I don’t want to incur greater risks of heart disease or similar problems by continuing to eat like a 20-year-old college student (surviving on pizza and beer), so I have to start making significant changes. A book like Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy can help put me on the right path.

Written by Walter C. Willett, MD, Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy aims to change our age-old perceptions about eating. Specifically, Dr. Willett, who is head of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard Medical, dismantles the traditional USDA food pyramid that most of us learned about as kids, and presents alternative suggestions about how many servings of the different food groups we need for optimal health. Among the topics he discusses are: choosing healthier sources of protein, the truth about fat, weight, and even the role that nutritional health supplements should play in your overall diet.

Best of all, Willett also provides recipes and menus to help get readers started on their new eating habits.

I know that it will take a lot more than reading a book to make a difference in my life, but at least this is a step in the right direction. I recommend this book to anyone looking to make similar changes!

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