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An apple a day : the myths, misconceptions, and truths about the foods we eat, Joe Schwarcz

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An apple a day : the myths, misconceptions, and truths about the foods we eat
Title
An apple a day
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the myths, misconceptions, and truths about the foods we eat
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Joe Schwarcz
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Eat salmon. It's full of good omega-3 fats. Don't eat salmon. It's full of PCBs and mercury. Eat more veggies. They're full of good antioxidants. Don't eat more veggies. The pesticides will give you cancer. Forget your dinner jacket and put on your lab coat: you have to be a nutritional scientist these days before you sit down to eat-which is why we need Dr. Joe Schwarcz, the expert in connecting chemistry to everyday life. In this, he's taken his thorough knowledge of food chemistry, applied it to today's top food fears, trends, and questions, and leavened it with his trademark lighthearted approach. 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. Looking first at how food affects our health, Dr. Joe examines what's in tomatoes, soy, and broccoli that can keep us healthy and how the hundreds of compounds in a single food react when they hit our bodies
  • 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. He clears up the confusion about contaminants, examining everything from pesticide residues, remnants of antibiotics, the dreaded trans fats, and chemicals that may leach from cookware. And he takes a studied look at the science of calories and weighs in on popular diets
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233773
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Schwarcz, Joe
Dewey number
363.8
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Nutrition
  • Food
  • Food additives
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the myths, misconceptions, and truths about the foods we eat
Label
An apple a day : the myths, misconceptions, and truths about the foods we eat, Joe Schwarcz
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Publication
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  • Originally published: Toronto : HarperCollins, c2007
  • Includes index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 354 pages
Isbn
9781590513118
Isbn Type
(trade)
Lccn
2008021638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn226357578
  • OCoLC
Label
An apple a day : the myths, misconceptions, and truths about the foods we eat, Joe Schwarcz
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: Toronto : HarperCollins, c2007
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 354 pages
Isbn
9781590513118
Isbn Type
(trade)
Lccn
2008021638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn226357578
  • OCoLC

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