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Nutrition Zombies: Top 10 Myths That Refuse to Die

(And How to Keep Them From Sabotaging Your Diet)

Monica Reinagel

St. Martin's Griffin

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 cancer, or your spinning instructor starts explaining the importance of a regular "cleanse," or your co-worker claims that today's fruits and vegetables are completely devoid of nutrients, you'll be armed with the actual facts.  
 
Eating healthy isn't as difficult (or as joyless) as you've been led to believe. In this brief but fact-filled book, Monica sifts through the science and the silliness, separates food fact from food fiction, and offers her unique spin on the art of eating well.


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NUTRITION ZOMBIES (Chapter 1)

Caffeine Is Bad for You

Ever notice that smug look people get when they tell you they don't "do" caffeine?

Well, I'm here to tell you, there's no need to feel sheepish about enjoying coffee or tea. In fact, the caffeinated may have the last laugh. Both coffee and caffeine have a lot of positive health benefits and many of the harmful effects attributed to caffeine are actually myths. Here are some of the most common ones:

Myth #1: Coffee or caffeine increases breast pain or tenderness, causes benign breast lumps, or even increases your risk for

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  • Monica Reinagel

  • Monica Reinagel, MS, LN, CNS, is a board-certified, licensed nutritionist and a professionally-trained chef.  Her #1-ranked Nutrition Diva podcast on the Quick and Dirty Tips network and her Nutrition Over Easy blog have helped millions to eat and feel better. Her expert advice is regularly featured on countless media outlets (NBC, FOX, WebMD, Washington Post, Epicurious, etc.). Monica is also the creator of the IF Rating system, a scientific method of estimating the inflammatory and anti-inflammatory potential of foods, and the author of four books, including The Inflammation Free Diet Plan and Nutrition Diva's Secrets for A Healthy Diet: What to Eat, What to Avoid, and What to Stop Worrying About.  Her professional affiliations include the American Dietetic Association, the International Association of Culinary Professionals, the American College of Nutrition, and the Association of Health Care Journalists.  In a parallel universe, Monica is also a professionally trained opera singer.

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Nutrition Zombies: Top 10 Myths That Refuse to Die

(And How to Keep Them From Sabotaging Your Diet)

Monica Reinagel

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St. Martin's Griffin

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