Spoon-Fed: Why Almost Everything We’ve Been Told About Food is Wrong (Paperback)

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*THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER*

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

'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

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.

About the Author


Tim Spector is a professor of genetic epidemiology at King's College London and honorary consultant physician at Guy's and St Thomas’ Hospitals. He is a multi-award-winning expert in personalised medicine and the gut microbiome, and the author of four books, including the bestselling The Diet Myth. He appears regularly on TV and radio around the world, and has written for the Guardian, BMJ, and many other publications. He is the lead researcher behind the world’s biggest citizen science health project, the COVID Symptom Study app.

Praise For…


"Illuminating and so incredibly timely." —Yotam Ottolenghi
 

"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

"A remarkable book... It's a smoothie-dropping read. First [Spector] chucks your clean-eating, vegan, ketogenic lunch out of the window. Then he scrapes your high-fat, low-carb, Palaeolithic, gluten-free and lectin-free menus into the bin." —The Times
Product Details
ISBN: 9781787332294
ISBN-10: 1787332292
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Publication Date: January 1st, 2021
Pages: 288
Language: English