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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An Apple a Day

Still, when all exposures are added up, we are well below the levels that have been linked with leukemia. The third part deals with contaminants. May 14, Brooke rated it really liked it Shelves: I like this one!

Sales and Marketing Manager Toronto. About An Apple a Day Eat salmon. Some of this stuff is just crazy.

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Want to Read saving…. Ever get frustrated by the news reports that will tell you one day that chocolate is good for you and the next day that it’s bad?

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. There are four parts to this book: This is both annoying and effective since it reinforces ideas like the fact that we needn’t worry about carcinogens in our coffee since they’re in such schqarcz amounts and, besides, there are xay in practically everything we eat.

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This book took me a while to get through as the writing style didn’t always get to the point.

Schwarcz has received numerous awards for teaching and deciphering science for the public. Dec 25, Steve Rueffer rated it really liked it Shelves: For those who enjoy the book or dqy, he hosts an excellent radio program every Sunday afternoon and can be heard at CJAD. More than anything, the author presented a main point of nutrition that as a dietetics student I learn a lot about – that there are many ways of looking at a nutritional topic and not all of them are black and white.

An accessibly-written book that for me, helped to dispel certain mysteries and myths about nutrition and certain foods, although I feel I now need to re-read it to check my facts.

I took it straight back to the library when Mr. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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

Mar 30, Elham Golparvar rated it really liked it. An Apple a Day by Joe Schwarcz. Substances Leaching from Plastics — this chapter was very informative.

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

I certainly trust Dr. Should we eat fish for the omega-3 fatty acids or avoid it Jan 13, Pages. He is the author of six books, including Let Them Eat Flax. I didn’t read far, but the time I spent on this was a waste.


And the fourth aa shortest part—surprising, given the title—attacks spurious health and schawrcz claims. The first is about raw food products fruts, vegetables, grai Ever get frustrated by the news reports that will tell you one day that chocolate is good for you and the next day that it’s bad?

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. And he takes a studied look at the science of calories and weighs in on popular diets. Is chocolate really good for you?

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Eat your fruits and vegetables, for starters. The chapters are very short, most of them fay three or four pages long, and each one is written to stand alone, which leads to a lot of repetition of basic concepts and key facts. It did make me think more about what I eat. Great studies in this book, good tackling of myths schearcz misconceptions, and a nice education on real food science.

I also did skip some sections as I didn’t always understand the science. Dec 28, Pages Buy.