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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Then you get the health issues: There is a lot of scientific content in here, but it is presented in a way that non-nutrition majors can understand. And he takes a studied look at the science of calories and weighs in on popular diets. Read it Forward Read it first. And he takes a studied look at the science of calories and weighs in on popular diets.

For people who have to handle the pesticides, yes. Some chapters more interesting than others.

An Apple a Day

Feb 28, Cory rated it it was amazing Shelves: Schwarcz has received numerous awards for teaching and deciphering science for the public.

So, what are you likely to get out of this book?

An Apple a Day by Joe Schwarcz. May 02, Alexis rated it it was amazing. For those who enjoy the book or subject, he hosts an excellent radio program every Sunday afternoon and can be heard at CJAD.

Please try again later. Looking for More Great Reads? The result is both an entertaining scwarcz of the miracles scchwarcz 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.


Aug 10, Borna Safai rated it really liked it Shelves: She thought the book was good The pesticides will give you cancer.

Jul 25, Kara rated it really liked it. A bit boring and technical to read cover to cover. An Apple A Day. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Joe Schwarcz, the expert in connecting chemistry to everyday life. The pesticides will scnwarcz you cancer. I read the whole thing cover to cover though I did not agree with a lot of the stuff he said.

An Apple a Day by Joe Schwarcz

Readers will want to have a jow at hand to make a shopping list of miracle ingredients, from olive oil to blueberries to turmeric. 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.

I heard about this book from a blog whose author is the wife of a doctor. Some of these carcinogens schwagcz have to be ingested in quantities that humans are unlikely to ever encounter. Substances Leaching from Plastics — this chapter was very informative. Yes, the Dairy Association looks out for milk producers Oct 18, Lara rated it liked it.

Visit him at www. Joe has scanned the peer-reviewed schwarz which could be a bit of a snoozer for us laypeople, never mind that we dqy couldn’t interpret it well anyway and puts together the info in a rollicking fashion. Looking first at how food affects our health, Dr. I thought each nutritional issue was covered well enough in an appropriate amount of pages to give the reader a general sense of the topic. So grateful to the great Joe Schwarcz for this compendium of knowledge. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


There are so wonder foods which I’m glad it addressed. Stay in Touch Sign up. Anyone who follows the news knows how nutritional headlines are often basic or sensational, but by the Reading this book is like groggily veering your automobile onto the rumble strip along the dya.

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

Each chapter of pages takes on subjects such artificial sweeteners,hormones in food,PCB’s and a myriad of other subjects. He also looks at a whole bunch of these dietary recommendations and suggestions, and dispels a bunch of myths on what we should and shouldn’t eat.

An Apple a Day: Still, when all exposures are added up, we are well below the levels that have been linked with leukemia.

Joe far more than most internet sites or fear-mongers. The first and longest part deals with natural substances found in the foods we eat. You can choose either side to believe. But the underlying information is interesting enough, and presented well enough, that I maintained interest throughout. Books by Joe Schwarcz. He is a chemist “debunking” every health food claim.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It’s very informative and I believe that you should ah 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.

It all depends on who you listen to.