Joe Schwarcz In An Apple a Day, he’s taken his thorough knowledge of food chemistry, applied it to today’s top food fears, trends, and. Praise. Publishers Weekly “Readers will not need a PhD in chemistry to follow along; Schwarcz wisely limits technical terms to the minimum while adequately. The Hardcover of the An Apple a Day: The Myths, Misconceptions, and Truths about the Foods We Eat by Joe Schwarcz at Barnes & Noble.
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And that pretty much all artificial sweeteners were discovered by accident? By which I mean to say that although each chapter addresses a different nutrient, or additive, or vitamin, or food product, certain things all start to sound the same. We rarely hear about food-related trials and what the results actually meanonly what the media spews out. Books by Joe Schwarcz. Schwarcz ref “Eat this.
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He covers topics that you often hear about, but don’t know exactly what to believe — vitamin supplementation, fluoride treatment of water, trans fats and HNE, nitrites, goji juice, alkaline diets, detox diets, milk consumption and cancer, etc.
It’s scientific, but a really easy read. Ever get frustrated by the news reports that will tell you one day that chocolate is good for dwy and the next day that it’s bad?
Joe Schwarcz, a chemist and food lover who knows more about current research in food and health than most doctors. Like did you know that spinach actually has very low iron content, and the reason the creator of Popeye schwarzc spinach was high in iron was because in the eighteen hundreds, researchers screwed up a decimal and the result was propagated for decades?
Account Options Sign in. Soft drinks expose us to this chemical, but there are other sources Highly Recommended for those who failed to notice their every day mistakes on selecting the right things to eat,and Right diets to follow! I read the whole thing cover to cover though I did not agree with a lot of the stuff he said.
Forget shwarcz dinner jacket xpple put on your lab coat: Like farmed salmon – horrible for the environment. He points out numerous times that claims of a substance’s benefit or harm are frequently made based on results in animal trials. Even though I obviously knew I should eat more fruits qpple vegetables and oats and fish and whatnot, it really helps to know whyspecifically.
He discusses specific nutrients and beneficial chemicals lycopene, anthocyanins, carotenoids they contain that are best ingested along with the hundreds of other chemicals the foods contain. Schwarcz takes an implicitly pro-industry stance here, though he backs up most of his arguments with solid evidence.
Great studies in this book, good tackling of myths and misconceptions, and a nice education on real food science.
LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. I learned a lot, and I was especially interested to read about the results of all the trials.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. Open Preview See a Problem? There are four parts to this book: The book is easy to follow and written in a conversational and personable tone. Eating an apple once every couple weeks isn’t the same as eating one a day.
An Apple a Day by Joe Schwarcz
Sep 28, Derya rated it it was ok Shelves: As he says frequently, there are natural “toxins” and pesticides in the fruits and vegetables we eat already, and no one seems to get up in arms about those. Language is easy to digest for people without scientific backgrounds and chapters are written in a modular way so that you can pick any shwarcz and begin reading the corresponding chapter immediately.
I didn’t read far, but the time I spent on this was a waste. His informative and entertaining public lectures range from nutritional controversies to the chemistry of love. Of course — ray you need to know.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Schwarcz is a chemist, he focuses on the actual chemical substances that have effects dat our bodies. The result is both an entertaining revelation of the miracles of science happening in our bodies every time we bite into a morsel of food, and a telling exploration of the myths, claims and misconceptions surrounding our obsession with diets, nutrition and weight.
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An Apple a Day: The Myths, Misconceptions and Truths About the Foods We Eat
The result is both an entertaining revelation of the miracles of science happening in our bodies every time we bite into a morsel of food, and a telling exploration of the myths, claims, and misconceptions surrounding our obsession with diets, nutrition, and weight.
He examines the amounts of various substances found in foods and compares which are better sources of vitamins and nutrients. I took it straight back to the library when Mr. The result is both an entertaining revelation of the miracles of science happening in our bodies every time we bite into a morsel of food, and a telling exploration of the myths, claims, and misconceptions surrounding our obsession with diets, nutrition, and weight.
Oct 13, Beckett rated it it was ok. Jan 19, Ed rated it liked it Shelves: It did make me think more about what I eat. Refresh and try again.
I thought it was pretty good, but not as amazing and enlightening as I was hoping for from the title. I also felt that, aple the chapters were meant to stand alone, there wasn’t a consistent sense of structure or organization throughout.