The Unofficial Guide to Smart Nutrition / Edition 1

The Unofficial Guide to Smart Nutrition / Edition 1

by Ross Hume Hall
     
 

ISBN-10: 0028635892

ISBN-13: 9780028635897

Pub. Date: 03/28/2000

Publisher: Wiley

Everyone has heard that eating too much cholesterol and fat will lead to heart disease, that no matter how many diets Americans endure they are still overweight, that inappropriate food choices can lead to adult-onset diabetes, yet most people seem to have more and more difficulty meeting their bodies' nutritional needs. Clearly they are eating more, but they aren't

Overview

Everyone has heard that eating too much cholesterol and fat will lead to heart disease, that no matter how many diets Americans endure they are still overweight, that inappropriate food choices can lead to adult-onset diabetes, yet most people seem to have more and more difficulty meeting their bodies' nutritional needs. Clearly they are eating more, but they aren't eating smart. The Unofficial Guide to Smart Nutrition shows readers:
* What the USDA Food Pyramid reveals -- and what it doesn't
* Why frozen is better than canned but fresh is the best of all
* What the food industry doesn't want you to know about luncheon meats
* Why vitamin and mineral supplements can't rescue a poor diet
* Which chemicals in food may cause illness, and how to avoid carcinogens
* How to make a superior peanut butter and jelly sandwich

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780028635897
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Series:
Unofficial Guides Series, #185
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
577
Product dimensions:
5.29(w) x 8.21(h) x 1.68(d)

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Table of Contents

I. A Cell's-eye View of Nourishment.

1. The Basics of Smart Nutrition.

II. Smart Nutrition in Your Basic Food Categories.

2. Fruits and Vegetables.

3. Grains, Legumes, and Nuts.

4. Extracted Fats and Oils.

5. Meats, Fish, Poultry, and Eggs.

6. Dairy: Milk, Cheese, Ice Cream, and Yogurts.

III. Special Features of Smart Nutrition.

7. Reading Between the Lines of Nutrition Labels.

8. To Supplement or Not to Supplement Is No Longer the Question.

9. Vegetarianism: Should You Move Towards a Plant-based Diet?

10. Dining Out: Smart Eating in Restaurants.

IV. Nutrition Pitfalls.

11. Don't Let Bad Food Habits Cancel Fitness Benefits.

12. Sensible Weight Loss Versus Fad Diets.

13. Food Safety: Avoiding Foodborne Illness.

V. Medical Issues.

14. Holistic Nutrition Against Cancer, Heart Disease, and Other Degenerative Diseases.

15. Dealing with Food Allergies.

VI. The Art of Smart Nutrition.

16. Teen Health Starts in the Womb.

17. Nutrition Through the Ages: Young Adult to Golden Years.

A. Glossary.

B. Resource Guide.

C. Recommended Reading List.

D. Important Documents.

E. Guides to Nutritional Quality Levels.

Index.

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