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 ‚ÄúReaders 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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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. Apr 03, Maarja rated it it was amazing. Kosher Food Hype — Sorry folks! And that the word “canola” comes from a combination of Canada, oil, and low ray Readers will want to have a pen at hand to make a shopping list of miracle ingredients, from olive oil to blueberries to turmeric.

Overall, however, it’s a very good overview of the things we put in our bodies and what they do to us, what we can do to stay healthier, and what we really don’t need to be worried about, sensationalistic headlines be damned. I haven’t read any other books on nutrition, so I don’t know how this one compares.

An Apple a Day by Joe Schwarcz

I certainly trust Dr. The book is divided into four parts. I thought it was pretty good, but not as amazing and enlightening as I was hoping for from the title.

Refresh and try again. Great studies in this book, good tackling of myths and misconceptions, and a nice education on real food science. His point being that xn food and nutrition have harmful chemicals anyway. Fish is okay in small quantities, everyone should take Vitamin D, spinach isn’t a large source of iron, and detoxing is not necessary. I took it straight back to the library when Mr.


Joe Schwarz explains and outlines myths and misperceptions about appe using science and chemistry.

The second is about things that are intentionally added to food, like preservatives or food dyes. Basically, you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t. Time and time again, he pooh-poohs the general practice of simply taking supplements, citing studies that showed that the supplements provided no benefit. This book should dzy read by everyone who eats.

An Apple a Day: The Myths, Misconceptions and Truths About the Foods We Eat

Hardcoverpages. A regular guest on Canadian television, and the host of weekly radio shows in Toronto and Montreal, Schwarcz also writes a weekly column for The Gazette in Montreal, where he lives.

The last schwarfz of every chapter has the info you alple want to know. Jan 19, Ed rated it liked it Shelves: In the opposite corner, you have the Dairy Association and various independent researchers who claim that drinking milk contributes significantly to good health.

A bit boring and technical to read cover to cover. There are lots of myths and misconceptions about cooking food using plastic in the microwave. Schwarcz refers to a wide range of scientific, peer-reviewed studies on both fruits and other additives and their conclusions, and there’s a lot to take from it.

I thought each nutritional issue was covered well enough in an appropriate amount of scnwarcz to give the reader a ann I like this one! I have to say that I still don’t know whether I should eat some of the things that I do. Then he investigates how we manipulate our food supply, delving into the science of food additives and what benefits we might realize from adding bacteria to certain foods. Sales and Marketing Manager Toronto.


And he takes a studied look at the science of calories and weighs in on popular diets.

An Apple a Day

The author presents both sides of a nutritional issue in an objective matter, which doesn’t happen schaarcz in these types of books. The chapter that talks about pesticides asks “Would a pesticide-free world be better?

It’s very informative and I believe that you should be totally aware of the food and liquid you ingest but the author seemed to undermine all the risks in the industrial chemicals that continuously seep into our nutrition albeit in very small quantities.

The final concluding ending little chapter sums up the best advice about healthy eating anyone could ask for, IMHO, H being humble rather than honestalthough I honestly believe it to be so. Contact Us Use our anonymous tipline Report a book deal Contact us via email. It did shed to light some interesting facts like how soy is fine and artificial sugar isn’t as bad as people have schwwarcz it seem. Aug 01, Debbie marked it as to-read. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.

Jul 22, Jenna rated it liked it. I will definitely look into picking some of his other titles.