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Is Butter a Carb?

Unpicking Fact from Fiction in the World of Nutrition
Narrated by: Olivia Dowd, Rosie Saunt
Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
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Summary

The ultimate myth-busting nutrition bible.

Registered dietitians Rosie Saunt and Helen West are the founders of The Rooted Project, set up to translate the latest research direct to your plate and make evidence-based nutrition accessible and engaging.

In this book, they explore everything from the danger of anecdotal evidence and unsubstantiated 'facts' about food to the real science behind the nutrients we consume every day. They explain why there's nothing to be feared from fat or carbs, or - for the vast majority of us - the much-maligned gluten, as well as probing the murky depths of the diet industry to explore the latest links between diet culture and weight stigma. They take a deep-dive into gut health, look at the emerging science of the connection between food and mood and examine differences between allergies and intolerances.

This book is both a reference guide and a narrative to relish: it debunks the myths that dominate the food and wellness industry and offers the right tools and knowledge to allow readers to take control of their own health. Evidence-based, body positive and practical, Is Butter a Carb? is the modern must-have nutrition book for everybody interested in food, health and pop science.

©2019 Rosie Saunt, Helen West (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

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Super informative

Excellent read. Would recommend to anyone into nutrition and myth busting those ridiculous facts.

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Exceptional

This is the best Fact Nutrition book I have read. I loved every moment of it and will put it into practise in daily life.

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Just the right level for for everyone

Well narrated. This book presents the info at a level that is easily understood by those with no nutritional knowledge, yet in depth enough for those studying it. Solid information, plenty of studies to reference, and all with a bit of humour.

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Brilliant

Really insightful and interesting. A great way of breaking up everything you hear about nutrition, enabling you to make an informed decision when it comes to eating.

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Great unbiased introduction to nutrition

Touches upon a broad spectrum of topics, even including things like eating for sustainability and food packaging labels.

A good entry level book for somebody who doesn't have a strong background in nutrition, and I would recommend it to anyone who is struggling to decide what to eat based on all the information they're bombarded with. Whilst the authors make recommendations for food choices, it also covers a number of other popular health trends and outlines what evidence (if any) backs them as a healthy choice.

Will also give some tools for analysing future health trends that will no doubt crop up and be promoted by influencers.

Favourite out of context quote "more unicorns = better"

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What we’ve been waiting for

Such a refreshing read. Great for the average joe and well as nutrition professionals, this book cuts through the science to explain complex subjects in a really relaxed and digestible way. Thoroughly enjoying.

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A must read before going on a diet.

A very informative book. NO bull shit! I feel empowered to a more whole life approach to eating and exercise.