Saturday, July 20, 2013

The Truth About Food by Jill Fullerton-Smith

This is going to be sort of a mini-review because I don't have a lot to say about this book, but I enjoyed it.

I liked this book for its accessibility. It explained a lot of the important science jargon in the food industry and nutritional studies. It was fun to read about the popular myths and whether or not they're true. The book also discussed some of the ways you can boost levels of important nutrients like omega-3s through the things you eat. It had a good, practical approach to actually help people figure out the best diet for them based on modern nutrition research.

The book was based on a show in which they did mini studies on certain research, so they included accounts of the small studies in the book; however, I think these studies were probably more suited to a TV show than a book. Most of the studies involved so few people that the results could not possibly be conclusive. I preferred to read about the real, published studies that actually made a difference.

However, this was still a good, fun book to read about food and nutrition.

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