Help with your New Year's Resolutions

January 12, 2018 | Cathy

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Like my colleague Reagan, I did not make any New Year's Resolutions this year. But just in case you made resolutions or if you are looking for some interesting science books, check out the following:

The Bad Food Bible: How and Why to Eat Sinfully

Ever wonder why the latest nutrition research seems to contradict the findings of other studies? In The Bad Food Bible: How and Why to Eat Sinfully, author Dr. Aaron Carroll gives a quick primer on science literacy: different types of research, causation vs correlation. Then he focuses on a different food group or topic in each chapter, discussing the history research for that food and ending with recommendations based on the latest and best research. In the last chapter, Dr. Carroll provides a synopsis of all of the chapters. For example, don't eat too much red meat when you are young, but it is beneficial for seniors to eat more meat. And best of all, it's okay to have a drink or two a day!

How We Eat With Our Eyes and Think With Our StomachHow We Eat With Our Eyes and Think With Our Stomach: The Hidden Influences That Shape Your Eating Habits is a quick and fun read on how everything from sound and smell to restaurant menus can influence how we eat. If you are trying to eat less, use red plates.


Behave the biology of humans at our best and worstBehave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst  is not a step by step guide on how to change your behaviour, but is an interesting read for those interested in learning more about why we behave the way we do.