232 pages | 14 B/W Illus.
Many nutrition science and food production myths and misconceptions dominate the health and fitness field, and many athletes and active consumers unknowingly embrace a myriad of what can be deemed “junk science” which has now infiltrated many related science fields. Consumers simply have no reliable source to help them navigate through all the hype and fabrication, leaving them vulnerable to exploitation.
The aim of The Myths About Nutrition Science is, then, to address the quagmire of misinformation which is so pervasive in this area. This will enable the reader to make more objective, science-based lifestyle choices, as well as physical training or developmental decisions. The book also enables the reader to develop the necessary critical thinking skills to better evaluate the reliability of the purported “science” as reported in the media and health-related magazines or publications.
The Myths About Nutrition Science provides an authoritative yet readily understandable overview of the common misunderstandings that are commonplace within consumer and athlete communities regarding the food production process and nutrition science, which may affect their physical development, performance, and long-term health.
1 The Consumer/Athlete’s Source of Nutrition Information: Who Is Reliable?
2 The “Health News”: Why the Media Are Unreliable
3 Chemophobia and the Boy Who Cried Wolf
4 The Fabricated Organic Food Market
5 Obesity: Whose Responsibility Is It? The Blame Game
6 Protein Needs of Athletes: Seven Misconceptions
7 Three Reasons Supplements Will Not Benefi t Most People
8 Antioxidant Supplements: Another Magic Bullet, or False Icon for Better Health and Performance?
9 Supplements: Are You Playing Russian Roulette With Your Health?
10 Anti-Infl ammatory, Detox, and Ketogenic Diets
11 Genetically Engineered Food: “Frankenfood” or Immensely Benefi cial Technology?
12 Miscellaneous Myths and Misinformation