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From Beer to Sex, the Surprising Truth About what's Actually Good for You

Much of the health advice we receive today tells us that in order to be healthy, we must consume a Spartan diet, exercise with the intensity of an Olympic athlete and take a drug for every ailment. We constantly worry about the foods we should or shouldn't be eating and the medical tests we have neglected to take. And all that worry costs us dearly - financially, emotionally and physically.

In THE GOOD VICES, prominent naturopathic physician, Dr. Harry Ofgang and health journalist, Erik Ofgang tear down decades of myth and prejudice to reveal how some of our guilty pleasures are, not only okay, but, actually, good for our health. For example:

· Like wine, moderate beer and spirit consumption raises our bodies' level
of good cholesterol, which protects against heart disease. Compounds in
hops may decrease cognitive decline.
· The cholesterol in eggs is not associated with high blood cholesterol
levels or heart disease. Rather, egg yolks are an excellent source of
important fat-soluble vitamins.
· Research suggests that moderate exercisers can be at least as healthy as,
and, sometimes, even healthier than, those who exercise excessively.

The secret to many good vices is enjoying them in moderation. And perhaps the very best thing you can do when you're busy and stressed is to set aside time for your favourite good vice.

More Information
  • Published : 04/06/2019
  • ISBN : 9780143131960
  • Format : Paperback
  • Imprint : TarcherPerigee
  • Size (mm): 140 x 210
  • Category: Health
  • Pages : 208
  • Edition :