Beverages in Nutrition and Health / Edition 1

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Overview

A comprehensive review of how the beverages we drink affect our health and nutrition. The authors discuss the health effects of a wide range of popular beverages, including alcohol, wine, fruit and vegetable juices, coffee and tea, chocolate, milk and milk products, weight management beverages, and soft drinks. Among the topics of current interest considered are the beneficial effects of wine, the harmful interactions of citrus juices with prescription drugs, tomato juice as an anticancer agent, the benefits of herbal teas, probiotic organisms in dairy and fermented dairy products, the value of sports beverages, the risks associated with the consumption of soft drinks, and the quality and content of bottled water.

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Editorial Reviews

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Foreword by David R. Jacobs, Jr., PhD, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
"This book is unique in that it constitutes a comprehensive review of a nutritional subfield, namely the nutrition of beverages. . .A strength of this book is that most sections contain several chapters that provide complementary views on each topic. "

"We all drink beverages every day, yet, surprisingly, there is no single book that focuses, in an authoritative, scholarly manner, on this subject. The book will be of interest to food scientists, nutritionists, and public health specialists; it will be essential reading and a standard reference for individuals in the food and beverage industry. In addition, the book will be an invaluable aid for those involved in new product development. Accordingly, Beverages in Nutrition and Health will be a required purchase for academic libraries that support food science programs and public health graduate studies, as well for industry-specific special libraries." -E-STREAMS

"Beverages in Nutrition and Health is an informative and interesting book that brings together a wealth of knowledge on this long overlooked area of nutrition. The book will be a most useful addition to the collection of nutritionists and other health professionals." - Trends in Food Science & Technology

"...a comprehensive treatise exploring the importance of beverages in the contemporary diet." - Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588291738
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/5/2003
  • Series: Nutrition and Health Series
  • Edition description: 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 430
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Introduction
Foreword
Preface
Contributors
1 A Brief History of Human Beverage Consumption: Prehistory to the Present 3
2 What Are the Health Implications of Alcohol Consumption? 21
3 The French Paradox: Mechanisms of Action of Nonalcoholic Wine Components on Cardiovascular Disease 31
4 Cranberry Juice Effects on Health 51
5 Health Benefits of Citrus Juices 63
6 Orange Juice: Are the Health Benefits of Oranges Lost During Processing? 79
7 How Can the Consumption of Grapefruit Juice and Other Beverages Affect Drug Action? 93
8 Tomato-Based Beverages: Implications for the Prevention of Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease 107
9 Coffee Consumption and the Risk of Cancer and Coronary Heart Disease 127
10 Health Benefits of Tea Consumption 143
11 Effect of Cocoa and Chocolate Beverage Consumption on Human Cardiovascular Health 157
12 Caffeine and Health 171
13 The Therapeutic Use and Safety of Common Herbal Beverages 187
14 Effect of Cow's Milk on Human Health 205
15 Are Soy-Milk Products Viable Alternatives to Cow's Milk? 223
16 Human Milk and Infant Formula: Nutritional Content and Health Benefits 235
17 Inclusion of Probiotics in Beverages: Can It Lead to Improved Health? 247
18 Beverages, Appetite, and Energy Balance 261
19 Nutritional Support Beverages in the Treatment of Malnutrition of the Elderly 279
20 Sports Beverages for Optimizing Physical Performance 289
21 Improving the Effectiveness of Oral Rehydration Therapies 307
22 The Nutritional Value of Bottled Water 321
23 Tap Water and the Risk of Microbial Infection 335
24 Liquid Candy: How Soft Drinks Harm the Health of Americans 351
25 Marketing Soft Drinks to Children and Young Adults 369
26 The Japanese Nutritional Health Beverage Market 377
27 Labeling Requirements for Beverages in the United States 389
28 Refining Beverage Nutrition to Provide Healthy Lives and Responsible Markets 405
Index 415
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