We are all bombarded with advice about what we should and shouldn’t eat, and new scientific discoveries are announced every day. Yet the more we are told about nutrition, the less we seem to understand.
Through his pioneering scientific research, Tim Spector has been shocked to discover how little good evidence there is for many of our most deep-rooted ideas about food. In a series of short, myth-busting chapters, Spoon-Fed reveals why almost everything we’ve been told about food is wrong. Spector explores the scandalous lack of good science behind many medical and government food recommendations, and how the food industry holds sway over these policies and our choices.
Spoon-Fed is a groundbreaking book that forces us to question every diet plan, official recommendation, miracle cure or food label we encounter, and encourages us to rethink our whole relationship with food.
Diet may be the most important medicine we all possess. We urgently need to learn how best to use it, not just for our health as individuals but for the future of the planet.
The nutrition revolution is well underway and Tim Spector is one of the visionaries leading the way. His writing is illuminating and so incredibly timely.
Sacred cows fall thick and fast in this slim but densely packed volume... Spector is great at explaining just why so much of what we believe about food and nutrition is at best debatable and at worst downright wrong... This survey of the 'known unknowns' of nutrition reads like a clarion call for change, as well as for better standards in science and its dissemination... This book should be available on prescription.
Spoon-Fed is a hugely enjoyable and critical look at common food myths, ranging from the claim that calories accurately measure how fattening a food is to the idea that all meat is bad for us. Professor Spector really delves into the science and delivers his conclusions is a clear and amusingly forthright way. It is a worthy successor to his previous best seller, The Diet Myth.