Everything Nutrition: Boost Energy, Prevent Illness and live longer

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As you well know, eating is one of life's simplest and greatest pleasures. However, the food you eat has a direct impact on your health and longevity, and smart nutrition can dramatically increase the quality -- and length -- of your life. In The Everything Nutrition Book, registered dietitian Kimberly A. Tessmer provides you with the information you need to improve your dietary intake and ensure that you follow simple dietary guidelines. What is a healthy weight? How do I maintain a healthy weight? Does exercise...
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Overview

As you well know, eating is one of life's simplest and greatest pleasures. However, the food you eat has a direct impact on your health and longevity, and smart nutrition can dramatically increase the quality -- and length -- of your life. In The Everything Nutrition Book, registered dietitian Kimberly A. Tessmer provides you with the information you need to improve your dietary intake and ensure that you follow simple dietary guidelines. What is a healthy weight? How do I maintain a healthy weight? Does exercise affect what I should be eating? All these questions and more are answered in this easy-to-follow guide to eating smart -- and staying healthy! Whether you're looking to lose weight or just improve your diet, The Everything Nutrition Book is the perfect resource to help you get started!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580628747
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 5/1/2003
  • Series: Everything Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Dedication ix
Top Ten Things You'll Learn from Reading This Book x
Introduction xi
1 Health Measures 1
Weighing Your Risk 2
Your Healthy Weight 3
Assessing Your Weight 5
Measuring Body Composition 6
Body Mass Index 9
What Are Calories? 10
2 Smart Nutrition Choices 13
The Dietary Guidelines 14
Aim for Fitness 14
Build a Healthy Base 16
Choose Sensibly 18
What Is the Food Guide Pyramid? 21
Serving Sizes 22
Number of Servings 23
3 Exploring the Food Groups 25
Bread, Cereal, Rice, and Pasta Group 26
Vegetable Group 28
Fruit Group 31
The Meat Group 34
Milk, Yogurt, and Cheese Group 28
Fats, Oils, and Sweets 40
Putting the Pyramid Together 40
4 Healthy Eating Strategies 41
Get a Head Start with Breakfast 42
Don't Skip Meals 43
Slow Down! 44
Controlling Portion Sizes 45
Smart Snacking 46
Curious about Caffeine? 47
Hunger vs. Cravings 50
5 Macronutrient Basics 55
Macronutrient Needs 56
Crazy for Carbohydrates 57
Protein Power 60
The Skinny on Fat 64
Dietary Supplements 68
6 Hidden Treasures: Valuable Vitamins 71
What Are Vitamins? 72
Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) 73
Fat-Soluble Vitamins 74
Water-Soluble Vitamins 78
7 Hidden Treasures: Mighty Minerals 85
What Are Minerals? 86
Potassium 86
Sodium 87
Chloride 88
Magnesium 88
Phosphorus 89
Calcium 90
Trace Minerals 91
8 Two Nutrition Wonders: Fiber and Water 99
Focus on Fiber 100
Fiber's Health Benefits 101
Are You Getting Enough Fiber? 103
Water: A Nutrient for Life 106
Drinking Water for Health 107
How Much We Need 107
Water and Exercise 111
9 Throwing Salt over Your Shoulder 113
Salt vs. Sodium 114
Sodium and Your Health 114
The Scoop on Sodium 116
Sodium in Your Diet 118
Decreasing Your Sodium Intake 122
Sodium Label Lingo 124
10 Computing Your Cholesterol 127
What Is Cholesterol? 128
The Good and the Bad 128
Check Your Blood Cholesterol 130
Lowering Your Cholesterol Levels 133
Cholesterol-Lowering Margarines 139
Cholesterol and Fat Label Lingo 140
11 Lightening up the Sugar 143
What Is Sugar? 144
How Much Sugar? 146
Curbing Your Sugar Intake 147
Sugar Myths 149
Artificial Sweeteners 150
Sugar and Diabetes 155
Sugar Label Lingo 157
12 Comprehending the Food Label 159
What Is on the Food Label? 160
The Nutrition Facts Panel 161
Nutrients on the Label 163
Percent Daily Value 164
Nutritional Claims 168
Health Claims 170
Ingredient Lists 172
Tips on the Food Label 173
13 Let's Get Cookin' 175
Stocking a Healthy Kitchen 176
Recipe Modification: Getting Started 178
Cooking Methods 181
Using Herbs and Spices 184
Finding a Good Cookbook 186
14 A Healthy Start 187
Breastmilk vs. Formula 188
Starting Solid Foods 190
Growth Charts 193
Food Allergies 194
Toddlers and Preschoolers 196
How Much Food Is Enough? 197
Food Jags 198
Trying New Foods 199
15 Nutrition to Grow With 201
Nutrition for School-Age Children 202
The Dilemma of Overweight Children 204
Feeding Your Teen 207
Eating Disorders 209
The College Years 211
16 Nutrition Before, During, and After Pregnancy 219
Pregnancy and Weight Gain 220
Pregnancy and Calorie Needs 221
Vitamin and Mineral Needs 222
Handling the Discomforts of Pregnancy 225
Pregnancy and Diabetes 228
For Women Who Breastfeed 229
17 What Women Need 231
Nutrition and Menstruation 232
Nutrition and Menopause 234
Women and Heart Disease 236
Osteoporosis 237
Breast Cancer 239
Obesity and Overweight in Women 241
Eating Disorders 242
18 Special Nutritional Concerns 247
Understanding Food Allergies 248
Lactose Intolerance 251
Celiac Disease 253
Irritable Bowel Syndrome 256
The Cancer Connection 257
Hypertension and Diet 260
Taking Care of Your Heart 262
Diabetes 264
19 Vegetarian Power 269
Being a Vegetarian 270
Vegetarian Menu Planning 271
Nutritional Considerations 272
Vegetarian Throughout the Life Cycle 275
Becoming a Vegetarian 276
The Joy of Soy 277
20 Nutrition for Fitness 281
Don't Forget Your Carbs 282
Protein Plus 283
Fluids for Peak Performance 284
Electrolytes 285
Energy Needs 285
Appendix A Body Mass Index Table 288
Appendix B Good Sources of Nutrients 289
Appendix C Terms for Common Allergens 291
Appendix D Nutrition Resources 293
Index 297
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