Spoon-Fed: Why almost everything we've been told about food is wrong (Paperback)
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Spoon-Fed: Why almost everything we've been told about food is wrong (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 27/08/2020
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Taking a revelatory look at the misinformation about the food we eat, Spoon Fed busts myths and questions policies in short and accessible bite-sized chapters.  

*THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER*
*LONGLISTED FOR THE ANDRE SIMON FOOD AND DRINK BOOK AWARDS*

The groundbreaking new book from Tim Spector, bestselling author of The Diet Myth and creator of the COVID Symptom Study app.

'Illuminating and so incredibly timely.' Yotam Ottolenghi

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.


'One of the clearest and most accessible short nutrition books I have read: refreshingly open-minded, deeply informative and free of faddish diet rules.' Bee Wilson, Guardian

'This book should be available on prescription.' Felicity Cloake, Literary Review

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781787332294
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 287 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 135 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Dispelling decades of misinformation...Spoon-Fed is a fascinating read. -- Tony Turnbull * The Times *
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. -- Yotam Ottolenghi
Will actually help you decide what to add to your next grocery shop... This is one of the clearest and most accessible short nutrition books I have read: refreshingly open-minded, deeply informative and free of faddish diet rules. -- Bee Wilson * Guardian *
Sacred cows fall thick and fast in this slim but densely packed volume... A clarion call for change... This book should be available on prescription. -- Felicity Cloake * Literary Review *
A hugely enjoyable and critical look at common food myths... A worthy successor to his previous best seller, The Diet Myth. -- Michael Mosley
A remarkable book... It's a smoothie-dropping read. -- Michael Odell * The Times *
Spoon-Fed is the gastro-science literature flavour of the month. -- Niall Toner * Sunday Times *
The bestselling author of The Diet Myth, Tim Spector has built a reputation as a culinary demystifier. In his latest, Spoon-Fed...he dishes up a...correction to the nonsense routinely peddled by self-appointed diet gurus. -- Rachel Farrow * Express and Star *
There is much to savour in Spector's breezy demolition of the claims of both the greedy food corporations and the joyless "food police". -- Jonathan Prynn * Evening Standard *

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“What to believe!”

This is a well referenced analysis of current medical research and what it tells us about food. It is very readable and set out in clear chapters covering different topics. The conclusion is - eat more veg and a wider... More

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“A must have!”

Everybody should read this book! We could save the country millions if not billions of pounds if we all stopped buying poor quality food with very little nutritional value and started cooking our own. Buying less in... More

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“Fascinating”

To be honest I haven’t finished the book yet, but as I’ve been asked to review it, I thought I’d add my thoughts.
So far It’s actually confirmed a lot of my suspicions about, foods, fats and supplements, etc. It has... More

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