Minerals From Plant Foods: Strategies for Maximizing Nutrition / Edition 1

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This reference and case book will help dietetics professionals understand the nutritional consequences of vegetarian and semivegetarian diets. A beginning chapter overviews how various plant compounds affect the bioavailability of minerals, and looks at the mineral status of vegetarians. Later chapters look in depth at specific minerals and their roles in health and disease. Case studies show how an understanding of mineral bioavailability can be used when working with clients. The author is affiliated with the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group. This work lacks a subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780880911979
  • Publisher: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 119
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface v
Acknowledgments v
Chapter 1 Plant Factors and Mineral Availability 1
Phytate 1
Polyphenols 3
Fiber 3
Oxalate 3
Vegetarians 4
References 6
Chapter 2 Calcium 8
Role of Calcium in the Body 8
Role of Calcium in Disease 8
Calcium Requirements 10
Factors Affecting Calcium Requirements in Selected Populations 11
Isoflavones 13
Racial Differences in Calcium Metabolism 15
Effects of Inadequate Calcium Intake 15
Effects of Excessive Calcium Intake 16
Daily Calcium Intake 17
Measurement of Calcium Status 17
Food Sources of Calcium 18
Mechanisms of Calcium Absorption 21
Factors Affecting Absorption 22
Excretion 23
Mineral Interactions 26
Supplements 27
Professional Strategies for Maximizing Calcium Absorption 28
Summary 28
References 28
Chapter 3 Iron 33
Role of Iron in the Body 33
Role of Iron in Disease 33
Iron Requirements 35
Factors Affecting Iron Requirements in Selected Populations 36
Iron Intake and Status 38
Measurement of Iron Status 39
Food Sources of Iron 40
Iron Absorption 42
Iron Regulation 43
Dietary Factors Affecting Iron Status 43
Enhancers of Nonheme Iron Absorption 44
Inhibitors of Nonheme Iron Absorption 45
Mineral Interactions 46
Iron Fortification 47
Professional Strategies for Translating Research into Practice 48
Summary 48
References 48
Chapter 4 Zinc 53
Role of Zinc in the Body 53
Role of Zinc in Disease 53
Zinc Requirements 55
Factors Affecting Zinc Requirements in Selected Populations 55
Effects of Inadequate Zinc Intake 59
Effects of Excessive Zinc Intake 59
Daily Zinc Intake 60
Measurement of Zinc Status 60
Food Sources of Zinc 61
Mechanisms of Zinc Absorption 62
Dietary Factors Affecting Absorption 62
Excretion 63
Mineral Interactions 63
Zinc Supplements 65
Professional Strategies for Translating Research into Practice 65
Summary 66
References 66
Chapter 5 Magnesium 69
Role of Magnesium in the Body 69
Role of Magnesium in Disease 69
Magnesium Requirements 71
Factors Affecting Magnesium Requirements in Selected Populations 72
Magnesium Intake 73
Measurement of Magnesium Status 73
Food Sources of Magnesium 74
Absorption, Excretion, and Regulation 74
Dietary Factors Affecting Magnesium Status 76
Mineral Interactions 77
Magnesium Supplements 77
Professional Strategies for Translating Research into Practice 77
Summary 78
References 78
Chapter 6 Copper 81
Role of Copper in the Body 81
Role of Copper in Disease 81
Copper Requirements 83
Factors Affecting Copper Requirements in Selected Populations 84
Effects of Excessive Copper Intake 85
Dietary Copper Intake 86
Measurement of Copper Status 86
Food Sources of Copper 87
Absorption, Excretion, and Regulation 88
Dietary Factors Affecting Copper Status 88
Mineral Interactions 89
Copper Supplements 90
Professional Strategies for Translating Research into Practice 91
Summary 91
References 91
Chapter 7 Case Studies 94
Case Study 1 Pregnant Vegan 94
Case Study 2 Private School Menu 99
Case Study 3 Food Service Menu 100
Reference 101
Continuing Professional Education Questions 102
Answer Key for Continuing Professional Education Questions 116
Certificates of Completion 119
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