American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide / Edition 2

American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide / Edition 2

by American Dietetic Association (ADA), Roberta Larson Duyff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471229245

ISBN-13: 9780471229247

Pub. Date: 08/12/2002

Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

Being fit means a lot more than having a trim or muscular body and being free of health problems. It defines every aspect of your health—not only your physical health but also your emotional and mental well-being. Achieving fitness depends on adopting and maintaining smart food and lifestyle choices—and that's what this book is about. You'll discover how

Overview

Being fit means a lot more than having a trim or muscular body and being free of health problems. It defines every aspect of your health—not only your physical health but also your emotional and mental well-being. Achieving fitness depends on adopting and maintaining smart food and lifestyle choices—and that's what this book is about. You'll discover how to eat and stay active for your optimum health while choosing nutritious, flavorful, and convenient foods that suit your needs and lifestyle.

Registered Dietitian Roberta Duyff has used up-to-date nutrition research to provide the most reliable answers to your food and nutrition questions. This new edition of the comprehensive, easy-to-use American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide is filled with everything from managing your weight for well-being to making wise choices at the supermarket or farmers' market to making healthy eating taste great.

Along with personal nutrition checkups, you'll find sound advice and solutions for choosing nutritious, flavorful foods. Plus you'll get all the latest information on:

  • The Dietary Guidelines for Americans from USDA and USHHS, the MyPyramid guide and tips on how to use it, as well as guidelines from the American Heart Association
  • Weight-management strategies and a science-based look at popular weight-loss plans and the phenomenon of emotional overeating
  • Making smart eating fun for kids
  • Eating and active living to slow the biomarkers of aging
  • Eating to prevent and manage disease, including diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and others
  • Dealing with common food allergies and intolerances
  • The effective use of dietary supplements, including herbals and other botanicals
  • Making sense of today's health and nutrition news

American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide, Third Edition offers practical advice that can help you feel and look your best. Eating for health is one of the wisest decisions you'll ever make—get started now with this ultimate healthy-eating primer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471229247
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/12/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
8.42(w) x 10.12(h) x 1.99(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordx
Acknowledgmentsxi
Introduction1
Part IEat Smart, Live Well: It's About You!
Chapter 1Food Choices for Fitness5
Fitness: Your Overall Health!5
What's Smart Eating? Guidelines for Americans7
Your Food Choices: The Inside Story14
Solutions for Healthful Eating, Active Living16
Part IIHealthful Eating: The Basics
Chapter 2Your Healthy Weight21
Body Basics: What's Your Healthy Weight?21
Energy Basics: Calorie Math25
Weighing the Risks29
Weight Management: Strategies That Work!31
Too Thin--a Problem?43
Disordered Eating: Problems, Signs, and Help44
"Diets" That Don't Work!47
When You Need Help50
Chapter 3Fat Facts52
Fats Matter52
Cholesterol: Different from Fat64
Too Much of a Good Thing?67
Chapter 4Vitamins, Minerals, and Phytonutrients: Variety on Your Plate!74
Vitamins and Minerals: Team Players!74
Vitamins: The Basics75
Minerals--Not "Heavy Metal"91
Phytonutrients--a "Crop" for Good Health107
Chapter 5Sweet Talk: Sugar and Other Sweeteners112
Sugars: The Sweet Basics112
Sugars in Your Food120
Polyols: Sugar Replacers125
Intense Sweeteners: Flavor without Calories126
Chapter 6Fiber: Your Body's Broom130
Fiber: An Important Nonnutrient130
For Fiber--Variety!136
Chapter 7Sodium: A Salty Subject143
Sodium and Your Health144
Sodium in Your Food Choices146
Flavor ... with Less Salt and Sodium148
Chapter 8Fluids: Often Overlooked153
A Fluid Asset153
What's to Drink?156
Part IIISmart Eating: The Consumer Marketplace
Chapter 9What's on Today's Table?179
Food: What's "in Store" for You?179
Ensuring Your Food Supply192
Chapter 10Planning to Eat Smart210
The Food Guide Pyramid: Your Healthful Eating Guide210
What's Inside the Pyramid?214
Health-Wise Eating Strategies226
Chapter 11Supermarket Smarts237
Today's Food Labels237
Supermarket Psychology248
Your Shopping Guide249
Food Safety: Start at the Store271
Chapter 12The Safe Kitchen274
Foodborne Illness: More Common than You Think!274
Checklist for a Clean Kitchen282
Safekeeping283
Safe Preparation and Service289
Quick Tips for Injury Prevention299
The "Eco Kitchen"300
Chapter 13Kitchen Nutrition301
"Resetting" Your Table ... for Taste and Health301
Simply Nutritious, Simply Delicious308
Add Life to Your Spices--and Herbs, Too!326
Chapter 14Your Food Away from Home332
Dining Out for Health and Pleasure332
Eating Out Safely339
Fast Food, Healthful Food340
Eating Out Ethnic Style349
Eating for Travelers358
Part IVFood for Health: Every Age, Every Stage of Life
Chapter 15Off to a Healthy Start367
Breast-Feeding Your Baby367
Another Healthful Option: Bottle-Feeding377
Solid Advice on Solid Foods382
Chapter 16Food to Grow On393
Toddlers and Preschoolers: Food for the Early Years393
Eating ABCs for School-Age Children404
Feeding the Teen Machine420
Chapter 17For Women Only429
Childbearing Years: Nutrition, Menstruation, and Prepregnancy429
Congratulations! You're Expecting!435
For Those Who Breast-Feed445
Now for Menopause449
Chapter 18For Mature Adults: Healthful Eating!452
Aged to Perfection!452
When Lifestyles Change461
Changes That Challenge466
Part VHealthful Eating: Special Issues
Chapter 19Athlete's Guide: Winning Nutrition475
Nutrients for Active Living475
A High-Performance Diet487
Making Weight490
The Game Plan493
Ergogenic Aids: No Substitute for Training495
Chapter 20The Vegetarian Way498
Being Vegetarian498
Vegetarian Diets: Nutritionally Speaking500
Throughout the Life Cycle505
"Vegging Out" the Healthful Way!508
Chapter 21Sensitive about Food517
Food Intolerances and Other Adverse Food Reactions: Copycat Symptoms517
Food Allergies: Commonly Uncommon526
Chapter 22Smart Eating to Prevent and Treat Disease536
Your Healthy Heart536
Blood Pressure: Under Control?546
Cancer Connection552
Diabetes: A Growing Health Concern558
Osteoporosis: Reduce the Risks568
Gastrointestinal Conditions572
Anemia: "Tired Blood"575
Food and Medicine577
Chapter 23Supplements: Use and Abuse582
Dietary Supplements: What Are They?582
Supplements: Safe? Effective?595
If You Take a Supplement600
Part VIResources: More about Healthful Eating
Chapter 24Well Informed?609
Need Nutrition Advice?609
Be Your Own Judge!613
Case against Health Fraud619
Resources You Can Use623
Appendices628
1997-2001 Dietary Reference Intakes628
Protein: 1989 Recommended Dietary Allowances628
Growth Charts: Body Mass Index for Children and Teens633
Body Mass Index for Adults633
Carbohydrates in Common Foods635
% Daily Values: What Are They Based On?637
Health Claims on Food Labels637
Functions of Selected Additives639
Index641

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