Grain of Truth

Grain of Truth A Pollan Esque Look At The Truth About Wheat Meal Or Menace No Topic In Nutrition Is Controversial Than Wheat While Mega Sellers Like Grain Brain AndWheat Belly Suggest That Wheat May Be The New Asbestos, Stephen Yafa Finds That It Has Been Wrongly Demonized His Revealing Book Sets The Record Straight, Breaking Down The Botany Of The Wheat Plant We Ve Hijacked For Our Own Use, The Science Of Nutrition And Digestion, The Effects Of Mass Production On Our Health, And Questions About Gluten And Fiber All To Point Us Toward A Better, Richer Diet Wheat May Be The Most Important Food In Human History, Reaching From Ancient Times To General Mills Yafa Tours Commercial Factories Where The Needs Of Mass Production Trump The Primacy Of Nutrition, And Reports On The Artisan Grain Revolution From A Woodstock Like Kneading Conference To Nutrition Labs To A Boutique Bakery And Pasta Maker S Workshop In Brooklyn, He Also Finds That There May In Fact Be A Perfect Source Of Wheat Based Nutrition Its Name Is Sourdough For Readers Of Salt Sugar Fat AndThe Omnivore S Dilemma, Grain Of Truth Smoothly Blends Science, History, Biology, Economics, And Nutrition To Give Us Back Our Daily Bread. 3.5 stars I received this book from Goodreads first reads giveaway in exchange for an honest review.I found this book to be not only well written but interesting as well When I entered the giveaway I thought this book would be divided up between two sides The one side for gluten and the side against gluten I was presented with much, muchthan that in this book The reader is presented with lots of information on wheat, how it grows and makes it s way into bread and many other products av 3.5 stars I received this book from Goodreads first reads giveaway in exchange for an honest review.I found this book to be not only well written but interesting as well When I entered the giveaway I thought this book would be divided up between two sides The one side for gluten and the side against gluten I was presented with much, muchthan that in this book The reader is presented with lots of information on wheat, how it grows and makes it s way into bread and many other products available for widespread consumption If you don t have a sensitivity or allergy to gluten do you really need to avoid it Or perhaps just be smarter about what types of bread you eat, how the breads are produced, and what healthier options exits There are also some recipes at the end of the book for those interesting in ba
With references to respected scientific sources, Mr Yafa exposes the anti gluten craze as the scam that it is More than 90% of the population not only tolerates gluten without adverse effect, but actually finds it beneficial Also, his discussion of arti
I received a free copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads.After reading this book I really needed to find some bread and eat it Yafa s descriptions of delicious bread and other wheat products was really getting my taste buds going I put in for this giveaway because I thought the premise sounded interesting and I thought the book would be a balanced examination of why and why not to eat wheat I think Yafa mostly succeeded although he has a clear bias towards wheat that he shamelessly p I received a free copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads.After reading this book I really needed to find some bread and eat it Yafa s descriptions of delicious bread and other wheat products was really getting my taste buds going I put in for this giveaway because I thought the premise sounded interesting and I thought the book would be a balanced examination of why and why not to eat wheat I think Yafa mostly succeeded although he has a clear bias towards wheat that he shamelessly promotes throughout the book I don t mind because his ideas make sense to me He says that wheat is not really the problem The problem is the way we process the wheat for our bread adding chemicals, forcing it to rise too quickly, etc and the wheat that we choo
With all the mixed information about wheat, I welcomed reading a balanced view But first, I don t recommend reading this while hungry for those walking past the candy aisle to follow that delicious bakery smell, you may find yourself reading and ready to devour a loaf of bread or five My proclivities toward bread is the sole reason I do not own a bread machine I d weigh 500lbs and not because I was allergic to gluten.Personally, when someone s
Several books have come out recently on the wheat gluten issue This is the one to read if you want to read a book by someone WITHOUT a preconceived agenda His overview of the history of wheat alone is worth the price of admission This author does have his biases loves sourdough bread, but with good reason, as it turns out , however he approaches
I JUST GOT DONE READING GRAIN OF TRUTH THE REAL CASE FOR AND AGAINST WHEAT AND GLUTEN.AFTER READING THIS BOOK I LEARN ALOT ABOUT WHEAT AND GLUTEN YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU ARE EATING I GOT THIS BOOK FROM GOODREADS FRIST READ AND BY THE AUTHOR STEPHEN YAFA I WOULD HAVE TO GIVE THIS A 5 STAR RATING THIS IS A BOOK TO READ THERE IS ALOT OF STUFF TO LEARN ABOUT THE GLUTEN AND WHAT IT CAN TO DO YOU, SO IF ANYONE GETS A CHANCE TO READ THIS BOOK I WOULD RECOMEND T
A thorough and informative read Definitely makes me feel a little better about eating breads And I definitely learned what holes lie in current trends and so called studies about gluten Extensively cited, and sourced from mostly primary sources of info Interviews from mill owners, scientists, medical doctors, and bakers They all give valid considerations of all aspects of the grain we eat and how to use it best.Bonus it makes you hungry for some of the great bread bakeries mills highligh A thorough and informative read Definitely makes me feel a little better about eating breads And I definitely learned what holes lie in current trends and so called studies about gluten Extensively cited, and sourced from mostly primary sources of info Interviews from mill owners, scientists, medical doctors, and bakers They all give valid considerations of all aspects of the grain we eat and how to use it best.Bonus it makes
3 stars for content, 2 stars for writing Terribly dull I expectedfrom a journalist , though informative Perhaps if I wasfamiliar with wheat whether on the farm or in flour form I would appreciate this book better ___White flour has been historically prized because of its shelf life which the absence of lipids greatly prolongs This made it invaluable for long sea voyages and wagon trains.However the industrial milling process produces flour of so little nutritional value that 3 stars for content, 2 stars for writing Terribly dull I expectedfrom a journalist , though informative Perhaps if I wasfamiliar with wheat whether on the farm or in flour form I would appreciate this book better ___White flour has been historically prized because of its shelf life which the absence of lipids greatly prolongs This made it invaluable for long sea voyages and wagon trains.However the industrial milling process produces flour of so little nutritional value that vitamins an
An interesting and seemingly well researched account of the evidence and lack thereof for the anti gluten movement Yafa isn t a scientist, but did a good amount of investigative research for this book, and presents logical arguments It s clearly not totally unbiased, but I haveconfidence in his conclusions than I do for many other arguments on the topic His thesis boils down to, highly processed white flour is bad, whole grain especially whole milled flour is fine and probably benef An interesting and seemingly well researched account
The Grain of Truth by Stephen Yafa is a personal inquiry about nature of the uproar against gluten after 10,000 years of human s wheat dependence It turns out wheat is just fascinating so at the dawn of agriculture humans, Einkorn, a cousin of modern wheat was crossed with two wild grasses The resultant grain was diploid with 7 chromosomes Emmer came out of southern turkey, no one knows how, and it is a tetraploid Italians adopted that and called it Farro From which came duram Yay for a The Grain of Truth by Stephen Yafa is a personal inquiry about nature of the uproar against gluten after 10,000 years of human s wheat dependence It turns out wheat is just fascinating so at the dawn of agriculture humans, Einkorn, a cousin of modern wheat was crossed with two wild grasses The resultant grain was diploid with 7 chromosomes Emmer came out of southern turkey, no one knows how, and it is a tetraploid Italians adopted that and called it Farro From which came duram Yay for all of those who grew up in Montana Spelt came from Farro also and has six, six pairs of chromosomes,just like modern wheat.Wheat today contains from 5 to 11 times the number of genes than humans and 5 times the amount of DNA So I do not understand what this means, if someone does, please tell me, but it seems to me that there is a lot of possibility there There are a lot of wheats that have adapted themselves to grow in differ

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  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • Grain of Truth
  • Stephen Yafa
  • English
  • 14 January 2019
  • 1594632499