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A Conversation about Healthy Eating

Lesica, N; (2017) A Conversation about Healthy Eating. [Book]. UCL Press: London. Green open access

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Abstract

What constitutes a healthy diet? Mainstream media and advertisers would like you to think that the answer to this question is complicated and controversial. But science, fortunately, tells us otherwise. A Conversation about Healthy Eating brings together all the relevant science about healthy eating in one place, and it’s exactly that – a conversation; an informal discussion between a scientist and a friend about their eating habits, keeping the science firmly rooted in everyday life. The conversation moves from topics such as metabolism and digestion to gut bacteria, hormones, neuroscience and the immune system. All of these concepts are explained in accessible terms to help you understand the roles they play in maintaining a healthy diet. The conversation leads to the conclusion that staying lean and healthy simply requires avoiding the overconsumption of processed foods. While this is, of course, easier said than done, science also provides clear recommendations for how you can adapt your environment and lifestyle to make it possible. Rather than simply presenting you with the principles of healthy eating, this book will help you to develop a comprehensive understanding of the science behind the principles, including the evolutionary facts that affect the way we eat today. This understanding will allow you to ignore the noise in the media and to move forward with a healthy lifestyle that work for you.

Type: Book
Title: A Conversation about Healthy Eating
ISBN-13: 9781911576754
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.14324/111.9781911576754
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.14324/111.9781911576754
Language: English
Additional information: This book is published under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Non-derivative 4.0 International license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). This license allows you to share, copy, distribute and transmit the work for personal and non-commercial use providing author and publisher attribution is clearly stated. Attribution should include the following information: Nicholas A. Lesica, A Conversation about Healthy Eating. London, UCL Press, 2017. https://doi.org/10.14324/111.9781911576754 Further details about CC BY licenses are available at http://creativecommons.org/ licenses/
Keywords: Diet, Eating, Food, Neuroscience
UCL classification: UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1560465
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