Spoon-Fed
Tim Spector

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Narrated By: Leighton Pugh

Duration: 8 hours and 1 minute

What to expect

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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.

©Tim Spector 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

Genre

Cultural studies: food & society, Diets & dieting, Dietetics & nutrition, Popular science, Pollution & threats to the environment, Social impact of environmental issues

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A hugely enjoyable and critical look at common food myths... A worthy successor to his previous best seller, The Diet Myth.

Michael Mosley

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.

Guardian

Dispelling decades of misinformation...Spoon-Fed is a fascinating read.

The Times

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.