On the heels of all this diet talk, well, I figured why not?
What I like best: This is actually the first nutrition I ever read. It set the domino effect for what would end up being permanently changed eating habits and I can't not applaud the first "domino." In a nutshell this book sums up pretty much everything you need to know about general nutrition. It deconstructs myths like the food pyramid, what you think you know about fats, carbs, and sugar, and why you can probably still drink/eat what you enjoy. Asking questions like what is the best time to eat fruits? vegetables? Why are some fats good or bad? Why is some protein better than others? Dr. Willett remains surface level for those who just want key takeaways but gives enough content to allow you to dive in and get granular if you desire. Above everything else this is a reputable resource that uses 20 years of Harvard Medical School based research to support and provide nutrition facts. In an industry with so many "pretenders" this isn't always easy to find. Bottom line if you want to improve your nutrition IQ then this a good, reliable place to start.
Best Quote: "Coffee is a remarkably safe beverage...it is low on the totem pole of health risks and even has a number of benefits."
It's hard for me not to love that quote, yes, I am a slave to coffee. I love you coffee.