Without a scientific background it is almost impossible to know the truth behind the media hype surrounding food, one minute we are urged to eat some expensive berry, other times we are urged to avoid a foodstuff like the plague – where is the truth? One place you’ll find it is here, where food science is made comprehensible, the fads deflated and the truth established. I found it indispensible both to read immediately and to keep as a reference, some much needed sanity in establishing what exactly we should be eating and drinking.
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The media is full of advice about what we should eat and warnings about what we shouldn't. Sometimes the same food makes it onto both lists. What should you believe - and how much of what you hear can you trust? In An Apple a Day , bestselling author and chemistry professor, Joseph Schwarcz dispels the confusion and applies his knowledge of food chemistry to today's top food trends. With a healthy dose of humour, he also looks at the real science behind losing weight and cuts through the misconceptions that surround many popular fad diets.
Publication date: 01/02/2010
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
|Publication date:||1st February 2010|
|Categories:||Popular science, Fitness & diet,|
Dr Joseph Schwarcz is director of McGill University’s Office for Science and Society, Canada. He is the only non-American to win the American Chemical Society’s prestigious Grady-Stack Award. Schwarcz is the author of six books and regularly appears on television and radio on both sides of the Atlantic. He is a columnist for The Gazette (Montreal).More About Joseph Schwarcz