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Nutrition For Dummies
     

Nutrition For Dummies

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by Carol Ann Rinzler
 

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Once upon a time, people simply sat down to dinner, eating to fill up an empty stomach or just for the pleasure of it. No longer. Today, the dinner table can be a battleground between health and pleasure. You plan your meals with the precision of a major general moving his troops into the front lines, and for most people, the fight to eat what's good for you rather

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Once upon a time, people simply sat down to dinner, eating to fill up an empty stomach or just for the pleasure of it. No longer. Today, the dinner table can be a battleground between health and pleasure. You plan your meals with the precision of a major general moving his troops into the front lines, and for most people, the fight to eat what's good for you rather than what tastes good has become a lifelong struggle.

This book is designed to end the war between your need for good nutrition and your equally compelling need for tasty meals. In fact (listen up, here!), what's good for you can also be good to eat – and vice versa. Nutrition For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is for anyone who wants to:

  • Prepare quick, nutritious meals
  • Understand why some diets work and others don't
  • Interpret nutritional labels
  • Distinguish "good" fat from bad

Nutrition For Dummies, 2nd Edition, isn't going to overwhelm you with a strict regimen of what to put on the table every day from now until you are 104 years old. Instead, this book means to give you the information you need to make wise food choices – which always means choices that please the palate and soul, as well as the body. This book covers all these topics, and more:

  • Figuring out how many calories you need
  • How your body uses protein, fat, and carbs
  • Whether or not to take vitamin and mineral supplements
  • Maintaining the right amount of water in your body
  • Understanding why you eat when you eat
  • How an allergic reaction occurs
  • Using food as medicine

This book will also introduce you to the newest flash in the nutrition sky: phytochemicals, a group of fascinating compounds in plant foods. You may already be familiar with one such substance, carotene, the deep yellow pigment in fruits and vegetables that your body can convert to a form of vitamin A. Nutrition For Dummies, 2nd Edition, can help you become more aware of this and other areas of the latest nutritional research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764551802
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/26/1999
Series:
For Dummies Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.98(d)

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Meet the Author

Carol Ann Rinzler has written 16 books on health, food, and nutrition. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times and American Health magazine.

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Nutrition for Dummies 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
bluemoonVA More than 1 year ago
This book was exactly was I was looking for - it contains basic information and also tidbits that go beyond the basic. It also has a bibliography and online resources for further research.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book covers all basic nutrition topics. The information is accurate and factual. It is an excellent reference book. I have referred back to this book on several occasions. The material is well organized and makes concepts easy to understand.
srvivor803 More than 1 year ago
I own a few other "for DUMMIES" books and they never let me down. They get into a subject just enough and the way they are set up you can even pick and choose what information is important to you and only read what you want or you can read it cover to cover. I have not finished with this one yet but it definitely is helping me with the information I was looking for.
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