skip to content
A grain of salt : the science and pseudoscience of what we eat Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

A grain of salt : the science and pseudoscience of what we eat

Author: Joe Schwarcz
Publisher: Toronto [Ontario] : ECW Press, Ottawa, Ontario : Canadian Electronic Library, 2019. 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Eating has become a confusing experience. Should we follow a keto diet? Is sugar the next tobacco? Does fermented cabbage juice cure disease? Are lectins toxic? Is drinking poppy seed tea risky? What's with probiotics? Can packaging contaminate food? Should our nuts be activated? What is cockroach milk? We all have questions, and Dr. Joe Schwarcz has the answers, some of which will astonish you. Guaranteed to  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
Electronic books
Popular works
Miscellanea
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Schwarcz
ISBN: 9781773053868 1773053868
OCLC Number: 1132228836
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (303 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
Fruits of the internet --
What's for dinner? --
Chrono nutritiion --
Advice about food is sometimes half-baked --
Dining on liquid gold --
Some beefs with beef --
Count your way to good health --
Beating the odds with beets --
Swallowing blueberries, apples, and hype --
Fiber and graham --
Keto surprises --
The much-maligned egg --
Putrid intestinal buck? --
Microbes in the gut --
A culture lesson --
The pros of probiotic questioned --
Eat like the hadza --
The food of the gods --
Pond scum for health? --
Cockroach milk --
Hot dog follies --
About that French paradox --
Sugar's effects are not so sweet --
Taxing sugar --
Sugar and the brain --
How splendid is Splenda? --
Tom Brady's alkaline twaddle --
Silly jilly --
The dirt on clean eating --
Medical medium --
Spare me the wheatgrass enzymes --
Raw water nonsense --
Soured on lemon juice --
Matcha and maca --
The saga of kosher Coke --
FCKD up is gone. good riddance. --
Poppy seed tea --
Activated nuts --
Are lectins nutritional criminals? --
Weight loss supplements --
Antioxidant hoopla --
Mystery of the green bread --
Butchering science --
Food wraps --
It's in the can! --
Moscow mule --
Tilapia and the poop connection --
Jellyfish protein and brain function --
Hawking brain supplements --
Advanced glycation end products --
Sniffing for fenugreek effects --
Questioning phosphates --
A tale of two cantaloupes Confrontation with E. coli is a nasty business --
Smoked meat --
The secret life of bagels --
Oh, that gluten! --
An ode to the oat --
I'm a bread and propionates man --
Agitate for ice cream --
Turkish ice cream is bad news for orchids --
Say "cheese" --
Chew on this --
Thinking about coconut oil --
What's in a vitamin name? --
Man cannot live on corn alone --
Lessons from popeye --
Dietary supplements: to take or not to take? --
The cold facts about vitamin C --
Free radicals bad, antioxidants good: is that so? --
To label or not to label, that is the question! --
Scientists smell a rat in French GMO rat study --
From twitching worms to non-browning apples --
The saga of golden rice --
An antidote to the poisonous tomato legend --
Organic agriculture --
Pesticide problems --
The evolution of herbicides --
Science by petition --
A grain of salt --
The no conclusion conclusion.
Responsibility: Dr. Joe Schwarcz.
More information:

Abstract:

Eating has become a confusing experience. Should we follow a keto diet? Is sugar the next tobacco? Does fermented cabbage juice cure disease? Are lectins toxic? Is drinking poppy seed tea risky? What's with probiotics? Can packaging contaminate food? Should our nuts be activated? What is cockroach milk? We all have questions, and Dr. Joe Schwarcz has the answers, some of which will astonish you. Guaranteed to satisfy your hunger for palatable and relevant scientific information, bestselling author Dr. Joe Schwarcz separates fact from fiction in this collection of new and updated articles about what to eat, what not to eat, and how to recognize the scientific basis of food chemistry.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


\n\n

Primary Entity<\/h3>\n
<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/1132228836<\/a>> # A grain of salt : the science and pseudoscience of what we eat<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Book<\/a>, schema:CreativeWork<\/a>, schema:MediaObject<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nlibrary:oclcnum<\/a> \"1132228836<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nlibrary:placeOfPublication<\/a> <http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/vocabulary\/countries\/onc<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/dewey.info\/class\/641.3002\/e23\/<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/9083803614#Topic\/diet<\/a>> ; # Diet<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/9083803614#Topic\/food<\/a>> ; # Food<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/9083803614#Topic\/food_habits<\/a>> ; # Food habits<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:author<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/9083803614#Person\/schwarcz_joe<\/a>> ; # Joe Schwarcz<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:bookFormat<\/a> schema:EBook<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:datePublished<\/a> \"2019<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:description<\/a> \"Introduction -- Fruits of the internet -- What\'s for dinner? -- Chrono nutritiion -- Advice about food is sometimes half-baked -- Dining on liquid gold -- Some beefs with beef -- Count your way to good health -- Beating the odds with beets -- Swallowing blueberries, apples, and hype -- Fiber and graham -- Keto surprises -- The much-maligned egg -- Putrid intestinal buck? -- Microbes in the gut -- A culture lesson -- The pros of probiotic questioned -- Eat like the hadza -- The food of the gods -- Pond scum for health? -- Cockroach milk -- Hot dog follies -- About that French paradox -- Sugar\'s effects are not so sweet -- Taxing sugar -- Sugar and the brain -- How splendid is Splenda? -- Tom Brady\'s alkaline twaddle -- Silly jilly -- The dirt on clean eating -- Medical medium -- Spare me the wheatgrass enzymes -- Raw water nonsense -- Soured on lemon juice -- Matcha and maca -- The saga of kosher Coke -- FCKD up is gone. good riddance. -- Poppy seed tea -- Activated nuts -- Are lectins nutritional criminals? -- Weight loss supplements -- Antioxidant hoopla -- Mystery of the green bread -- Butchering science -- Food wraps -- It\'s in the can! -- Moscow mule -- Tilapia and the poop connection -- Jellyfish protein and brain function -- Hawking brain supplements -- Advanced glycation end products -- Sniffing for fenugreek effects -- Questioning phosphates -- A tale of two cantaloupes Confrontation with E. coli is a nasty business -- Smoked meat -- The secret life of bagels -- Oh, that gluten! -- An ode to the oat -- I\'m a bread and propionates man -- Agitate for ice cream -- Turkish ice cream is bad news for orchids -- Say \"cheese\" -- Chew on this -- Thinking about coconut oil -- What\'s in a vitamin name? -- Man cannot live on corn alone -- Lessons from popeye -- Dietary supplements: to take or not to take? -- The cold facts about vitamin C -- Free radicals bad, antioxidants good: is that so? -- To label or not to label, that is the question! -- Scientists smell a rat in French GMO rat study -- From twitching worms to non-browning apples -- The saga of golden rice -- An antidote to the poisonous tomato legend -- Organic agriculture -- Pesticide problems -- The evolution of herbicides -- Science by petition -- A grain of salt -- The no conclusion conclusion.<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:description<\/a> \"Eating has become a confusing experience. Should we follow a keto diet? Is sugar the next tobacco? Does fermented cabbage juice cure disease? Are lectins toxic? Is drinking poppy seed tea risky? What\'s with probiotics? Can packaging contaminate food? Should our nuts be activated? What is cockroach milk? We all have questions, and Dr. Joe Schwarcz has the answers, some of which will astonish you. Guaranteed to satisfy your hunger for palatable and relevant scientific information, bestselling author Dr. Joe Schwarcz separates fact from fiction in this collection of new and updated articles about what to eat, what not to eat, and how to recognize the scientific basis of food chemistry.<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:exampleOfWork<\/a> <http:\/\/worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/id\/9083803614<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:genre<\/a> \"Trivia and miscellanea<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:genre<\/a> \"Popular works<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:genre<\/a> \"Electronic books<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:inLanguage<\/a> \"en<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isSimilarTo<\/a> <http:\/\/worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/9083803614#CreativeWork\/<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"A grain of salt : the science and pseudoscience of what we eat<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:productID<\/a> \"1132228836<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:url<\/a> <https:\/\/www.deslibris.ca\/ID\/480177<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:workExample<\/a> <http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9781773053868<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nwdrs:describedby<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/1132228836<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n\n

Related Entities<\/h3>\n
<http:\/\/dewey.info\/class\/641.3002\/e23\/<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/9083803614#Person\/schwarcz_joe<\/a>> # Joe Schwarcz<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:familyName<\/a> \"Schwarcz<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:givenName<\/a> \"Joe<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Joe Schwarcz<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/9083803614#Topic\/diet<\/a>> # Diet<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Diet<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/9083803614#Topic\/food<\/a>> # Food<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Food<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/9083803614#Topic\/food_habits<\/a>> # Food habits<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Food habits<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/vocabulary\/countries\/onc<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\ndcterms:identifier<\/a> \"onc<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/9083803614#CreativeWork\/<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:CreativeWork<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:description<\/a> \"Print version:<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isSimilarTo<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/1132228836<\/a>> ; # A grain of salt : the science and pseudoscience of what we eat<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9781773053868<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:ProductModel<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"1773053868<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"9781773053868<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n