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This text covers the essentials of nutrition at a basic level with little discussion of physiology or biochemistry, emphasizing the practical application of nutrition principles to everyday life. The book's topics are organized in the same way as most introductory courses are organized but all of the information is presented in just eleven chapters and 600 pages making it the briefest textbook available. The text's many unique and interactive features, such as Nutrition Scorecard and The Savvy Diner, reflect its consumer-oriented approach and invite the reader to explore ways in which to make healthful nutrition choices.

Discusses how to analyze food labels, food safety, food sources for nutrients, how to plan a healthy diet, etc.

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Boyle (dietetics, College of Saint Elizabeth, NJ) introduces readers to the complex world of nutrition. She explains in detail about different elements of a nutritious diet, examines weight control and exercise, as well as topics such as aging, nutrition for children and food safety and the global food supply. Quizzes throughout the book help to personalize the material, allowing readers to evaluate their own food habits and needs. Colorful charts, photographs, and drawings enliven the text and help clarify points. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780314063809
  • Publisher: West Group
  • Publication date: 3/28/1996
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 450
  • Product dimensions: 8.33 (w) x 9.98 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Art of Understanding Nutrition 1
Spotlight: Separating Nutrition Fact from Fiction 19
2 The Pursuit of an Ideal Diet 25
Spotlight: Close-Up on Food Labels 51
3 The Carbohydrates: Sugar, Starch, and Fiber 59
Spotlight: Dipping Into the Melting Pot 102
4 The Lipids: Fats and Oils 111
Spotlight: Diet and Heart Disease 152
5 The Proteins and Amino Acids 163
Spotlight: The Vegetarian Diet 189
6 The Vitamins 195
Spotlight: The Antioxidant Vitamins 224
7 The Minerals and Water 229
Spotlight: Water - The Most Essential Nutrient 264
8 Weight Control 269
Spotlight: The Eating Disorders 308
9 Nutrition and Fitness 315
Spotlight: Alcohol and Nutrition 353
10 The Life Cycle: Conception Through the Later Years 361
Spotlight: Nutrition and Cancer Prevention 407
11 Food Safety and the Global Food Supply 413
Spotlight: Domestic and World Hunger 449
Appendixes
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