Nutrition for Life

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Nutrition for Life capitalizes on students’ natural interest in nutrition by demonstrating how nutrition relates to their health. A unique aspect of the text is its presentation of nutrients based on function, not on chemical classification.

Nutrition: Making It Work for You, The Human Body: Are We Really What We Eat?, Carbohydrates: Bountiful Sources of Energy and Nutrients, Fat: An Essential Energy-Supplying Nutrient, Proteins: Crucial Components of All Body Tissues, Vitamins: Micronutrients with Macro Powers, Minerals: Tissue Builders and Impulse Transmitters, Fluids: The Inner River of Life, Achieving and Maintaining a Healthful Body Weight, Nutrition and Physical Activity: Keys to Good Health, Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle, Nutrition Issues: The Production, Safety, and Security of the World’s Food Supply

For all readers interested in nutrition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805379686
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
  • Publication date: 3/1/2006
  • Series: MyDietAnalysis Series
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 568
  • Product dimensions: 8.48 (w) x 10.82 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

Janice Thompson received her Ph.D. from Arizona State University in exercise science physiology and nutrition. She is currently a research assistant professor at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center in the Department of Internal Medicine.

Melinda Manore earned a doctorate in human nutrition with a minor in exercise physiology at Oregon State University, and a master's degree in health education from the University of Oregon. She is currently a professor in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Sciences at Oregon State University.

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Table of Contents


A User's Guide     V
Nutrition: Making It Work for You     1
The Human Body: Are We Really What We Eat?     10
Carbohydrates: Bountiful Sources of Energy and Nutrients     16
Fat: An Essential Energy-Supplying Nutrient     24
Proteins: Crucial Components of All Body Tissues     34
Vitamins: Micronutrients with Macro Powers     43
Minerals: Building and Moving Our Bodies     50
Fluid Balance, Water, and Alcohol     60
Achieving and Maintaining a Healthful Body Weight     67
Nutrition and Physical Activity: Keys to Good Health     82
Nutrition Throughout the Lifecycle     89
Nutrition Issues: The Safety and Security of the World's Food Supply     101
Answer Key     113
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