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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What’s the conclusion of it all? Aug 10, Borna Safai rated it really liked it Shelves: For instance, in one study, rats were fed an artificial sweetener, and they developed bladder cancer.

Substances Leaching from Plastics — this chapter was very informative. Soft drinks expose us to this chemical, but there are other sources Artificial sweeteners won’t kill or harm you, no matter what internet BS you read.

The one issue I had with the book is wpple it can get repetitive. Eat your fruits and vegetables, for starters.

It’s all in who you believe! Please try again later. 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. Scgwarcz book is a wonderfully clear, wide-ranging and balanced guide to that research, and to what it really tells us about eating wisely and well. The author presents both sides of a nutritional issue in an objective matter, which doesn’t happen often in these types of books.


Some chapters more interesting than others. The first is about raw food products fruts, vegetables, grains, appls, etc.

An Apple a Day

Apr 03, Maarja rated it it was amazing. Schwarcz has received numerous awards for teaching and deciphering science for the public. Sometimes the supplements are beneficial in specific populations—usually in patients with a condition to begin with, not qn patients seeking preventive medicine.

He does acknowledge when the issues are hazy, however. The last page of every chapter has the info you really want to know. Jul 22, Jenna rated it liked it. The second part deals with artificial substances and genetic modifications. If a substance can be found to cause cancer in any animal, at any dose, however large, it’s a carcinogen.

He is the author of six books, including Let Them Eat Flax. The pesticides will give you cancer. And the fourth is for just plain nonsense.

Other than that if you’re already convinced you schwacz to eat right fruits and vegetables and greens and healthy oils more than any I have mixed feelings about his one.

He examines the amounts of various substances found in foods and compares which are better sources of vitamins and nutrients.

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Joe far more than most internet sites or fear-mongers. Jan 13, Pages.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Forget your dinner jacket and put on your lab coat: The book is easy to follow and written in a conversational and personable tone. Skip this and read Food Matters. May 14, Brooke rated it really liked it Shelves: Inspired by Your Browsing History. This is a very informative book. Each chapter of An Apple a Day schwsrcz Joe Schwarcz looks at some xpple, supplement or molecule and the truth behind it.

And the fourth and shortest part—surprising, given the title—attacks spurious health and nutrition claims. Books by Joe Schwarcz. Visit him at www.

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

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 aplle, sensationalistic headlines be damned. With my interest in nutrition, pharmacology, toxicology, and communicating science to the public, I found this book enthralling. The tone is somewhat lighthearted, but not consistently.