Aaron Carroll’s ‘Bad Food Bible’

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Guest: Aaron Carroll

Is salt good or bad for you? What about saturated fat or eggs? Should I eat gluten? Do coffee and alcohol cause cancer? And, will chocolate and blueberries really extend my life? It’s hard to keep up with nutrition advice these days. It changes so often that it can lead to consumer whiplash. So we thought we’d get some much needed, sensible guidance from AARON CARROLL, a professor of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine. He’s made a point of explaining the important takeaways of scientific studies in his columns for New York Times. Carroll’s new book is, The Bad Food Bible: How and Why to Eat Sinfully, which challenges some of the latest guidelines around fat, salt, alcohol, bread and meat.

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