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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I have mixed feelings about his one. He noe points out that you only get the benefit of these nutrients if you make them a regular part of your diet. I heard about this book from a blog whose author is the wife of a doctor. And the fourth and shortest part—surprising, given the title—attacks spurious health and nutrition claims.

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It’s ideal for bathroom reading as you can easily finish a section in one sitting. 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 dxy lives.

Now I know what actual health benefits I can reap from diversifying my diet! An interesting read but not a must read. Namely, this study shows this, but this study shows that, so consume in moderation, and all is well. You’ll either be comforted that things are not as bad as news reports can make them seem, or get paranoid because you’ll feel like you can’t trust anything. The first and longest part deals with natural substances found in the foods we eat.

Great studies in this book, good tackling of myths and misconceptions, and a nice education on real food science. I took it straight back to the library when Mr.


Is chocolate really good for you? Yes, the Dairy Association looks out for milk producers It was a long and slow read, but worth it. And in these trials, the animals are often given doses hundreds or even thousands greater than are actually found in the foods themselves, making the claims relatively meaningless.

An Apple a Day

The pesticides will give you cancer. Reading this book is like groggily veering your automobile onto the rumble strip along the interstate. He takes a look at many of today’s food headlines and breaks them down using chemistry. The author presents both sides of a nutritional issue in an objective matter, which doesn’t happen often in these types of books.

I put myself schsarcz the very last category. Cay is the author of six books, including Let Them Eat Flax. Sales and Marketing Manager Toronto. For instance, in one study, rats were fed an artificial sweetener, and they developed bladder cancer.

Other than that if you’re already convinced you need to eat right fruits and vegetables and greens and healthy oils more than anything to reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease, then the book won The book is divided into four parts. Qpple does this mean for humans? It was scharcz interesting though when it came down to it -especially the myth section.

May 02, Alexis rated it it was amazing. Basically, you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t.

The second part deals with artificial substances and genetic modifications. The pesticides will give you cancer.

His informative and entertaining public lectures range from nutritional controversies jor the chemistry of love. While I wish there had been a bit more analysis on the recommendations and what could be done it’s just the last chapterthere’s still a lot to take away from it.

He also looks at some more questionable suggestions by people with some questionable backgrounds and credentials, and although dxy gets to be a bit of badmouthing at times, it’s still some good debunking of what they’re proclaiming as the latest miracle drug or cure. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I get so confused with all the news about how some things are bad then later not While the anti-milk groups use their issue to further their animal rights and vegetarian agendas.


We are not mice or rats; stop using them as a comparison. In the first and longest section, he provides highly valuable and fascinating information about the health dsy of dozens of naturally occurring substances in food, such as antioxidants in apples, which attack free radicals in the body; docosahexaenoic acid in fatty dxy, which has been shown to ward off depression; and indolecarbinol in cabbage, which stimulates cancer-fighting enzymes.

Books by Joe Schwarcz. And how much of it is really true? So, what are you likely to get out of this book? Nov 25, Omar rated it it was amazing. Jan 13, Pages. It’s all in who you believe! Account Options Sign in. So much depends on what you bring to it. Overall, however, it’s a very good overview of the things we put in our a;ple 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 have to say that I still don’t know whether I should eat some of the things that I do. I also felt that, since the chapters apple meant to stand alone, there wasn’t a consistent sense of structure or organization throughout.

As he says frequently, there are natural “toxins” aplle pesticides in the fruits and vegetables we eat already, and no one seems to get up in arms about those.