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Nutrition Zombies: Top 10 Myths That Refuse to Die: (And How to Keep Them From Sabotaging Your Diet)

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In Nutrition Zombies, licensed nutritionist and dedicated myth-buster, Monica Reinagel (aka the Nutrition Diva), drives a stake through the heart of 10 persistent nutrition myths -- so that you can get on with the business of eating well and feeling fabulous.

Next time you get one of those emails from your mother warning that drinking ice water with meals causes stomach can...more
ebook, 50 pages
Published January 24th 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Joseph R.
Being a fan of many of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcasts, I found out about this Kindle book from several of them. Since the title talks about zombies and it is fairly cheap ($2.99), I thought I would try it out.

The introduction lays out her basic approach: after careful research, she writes about ten popular misconceptions about nutrition. Getting rid of outdated and incorrect information is important, so she encourages a healthy skepticism about "conventional wisdom" when it comes to food. In...more
Very quick, interesting "read" (did the audio book). It was all of one track long, in which I learned that:

* Caffeine isn't bad for you--might even be good for you (hooray!)
* microwaving doesn't destroy nutrients (but should be done in plastic containers, even if they say they're microwave safe
* we're not as dehydrated as people say we are (but drinking water's still a pretty good thing)
* juice isn't good for kids (or anyone else)--it's almost as bad as pop
* whole grains are only marginally bett...more
Feb 24, 2012 Vince rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Dieters
Monica Reinagel's nutrition explanations and myth-busting always cut right to the point. Quick, enjoyable, informative.
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I’m a licensed nutritionist with a Master’s of Science in Human Nutrition. I also went to culinary school. But long before all of that, I went to music school and studied to be an opera singer–which is what I spent the first half of my professional life doing. (Hence my alter-ego, The Nutrition Diva)

These days, I spend most of my time writing and speaking about food and nutrition. In addition to t...more
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