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le 30 mai 2014
The book starts by answering the question "Is USDA food pyramid healthy ?" Spoiler in the title : it isn't. There are some extremely interesting testimonies from nutritionists who designed the first pyramid, and were horrified by how the government changed it to favorize wheat consumption due to the cereal lobby - the recommandations went from 2-3 servings a day to the 6-11 in the pyramid we know, with all the damage it had caused in the last decades.
While this first part is very informative, the rest of the book is even better : if food pyramid isn't healthy, then what is ? Thus starts a long journey where "common" knowledge meets scientific studies, empirical lifestyles meet fad diets, all with their pros and cons analyzed by Denise Minger in a remarkable example of objectivity. Extremely solid from a logical point of view, entertaining to read with light-hearted humor, I strongly recommend this book.