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NUTRITION: CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERIES, 9th focuses on nutrition principles and their application while offering outstanding coverage of the biological foundations of nutrition without assuming previous knowledge of them. Its colorful design and conversational writing style make it appealing and accessible to students and has made it the leading Nutrition text for the non-majors or mixed majors/non-majors introductory course.
1. Food Choices and Human Health. CONTROVERSY 1: SORTING THE IMPOSTORS FROM THE REAL NUTRITION EXPERTS . 2. Nutrition Tools—Standards and Guidelines. CONTROVERSY 2: PHYTOCHEMICALS AND FUNCTIONAL FOODS: WHAT DO THEY PROMISE? WHAT DO THEY DELIVER? 3. The Remarkable Body. CONTROVERSY 3: ALCOHOL AND NUTRITION: DO THE BENEFITS OUTWEIGH THE RISKS? 4. The Carbohydrates: Sugar, Starch, Glycogen, and Fiber. CONTROVERSY 4: SUGAR AND ALTERNATIVE SWEETENERS: ARE THEY BAD FOR YOU? 5. The Lipids: Fats, Oils, Phospholipids, and Sterols. CONTROVERSY 5: THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET: DOES IT HOLD THE SECRET FOR A HEALTHY HEART? 6. The Proteins and Amino Acids. CONTROVERSY 6: VEGETARIANS VERSUS MEAT EATERS: WHOSE DIET IS BEST? 7. The Vitamins. CONTROVERSY 7: DIETARY ANTIOXIDANTS: BEST FROM FOOD OR FROM PILLS? 8. Water and Minerals. CONTROVERSY 8: OSTEOPOROSIS: CAN LIFESTYLE CHIOCES REDUCE THE RISKS? 9. Energy Balance and Healthy Body Weight. CONTROVERSY 9: THE PERILS OF EATING DISORDERS. 10. Nutrients, Physical Activity, And the Body's Responses. CONTROVERSY 10: EROGOGENIC AIDS: BREAKTHROUGHS, GIMMICKS, OR DANGERS? 11. Diet and Health. CONTROVERSY 11: NUTRIENT-DRUG INTERACTIONS: WHO SHOULD BE CONCERNED? 12. Life Cycle Nutrition: Mother and Infant. CONTROVERSY 12: DO PROBLEMS OF EARLY NUTRITION CAUSE LATER CHRONIC DISEASES? 13. Child, Teen, And Older Adult. CONTROVERSY 13: CAN FOOD OR SUPPLEMENTS AFFECT MIND AND MEMORY? 14. Food Safety and Food Technology. CONTROVERSY 14: ORGANIC FOODS OR PRODUCTS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY: WHICH ARE BEST FOR OUR FUTURE? 15. Hunger and Global Environment. CONTROVERSY 15: AGRIBUSINESS AND FOOD PRODUCTION: HOW TO GO FORWARD. Appendix A: Table of Food Composition. Appendix B: Canadiana: Recommendations, Choice Systems, and Labels. Appendix C: Aids to Calculation. Appendix D: U.S. Food Exchange System. Appendix E: Nutrition Resources. Appendix F: Reference Notes. Appendix G: Answers to Self-Check Questions. Glossary. Index.