The Unofficial Guide to Smart Nutrition / Edition 1

The Unofficial Guide to Smart Nutrition / Edition 1

by Ross Hume Hall
     
 

The inside scoop… for when you want more than the official line! These days, we've got good and bad fat—not to mention saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fat. Olestra chips and sugar-free cookies. Power bars and powder-based potions. The Food Pyramid and the much-hyped "Zone" diet. If you've been feeling overwhelmed by… See more details below

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The inside scoop… for when you want more than the official line! These days, we've got good and bad fat—not to mention saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fat. Olestra chips and sugar-free cookies. Power bars and powder-based potions. The Food Pyramid and the much-hyped "Zone" diet. If you've been feeling overwhelmed by nutrition news these days, you're not alone. We know more about good nutrition now than ever before, but that doesn't mean we're not inundated with nutrition fables, fads, and all-out fraud. That's why when it comes to making sensible diet decisions for yourself and your loved ones, you want one good source you can trust. You want the inside scoop. The Unofficial Guide to Smart Nutrition is designed to give savvy consumers like you a foolproof appraisal of everything from following the USDA's Food Pyramid to getting the real story behind fat-and sugar-free products, protein supplements, and quickie-diets. In this book you'll get unbiased recommendations that are not influenced by any company, product, or organization. The Unofficial Guide to Smart Nutrition is intensively inspected by The Unofficial Panel of Experts: Dian Shepperson Mills is a clinical nutritionist; Michael Janson, MD is a practicing physician and author; and Judy Brown, Ph.D is a professor and author. These specialists ensure that you are armed with the most up-to-date insider information on the subject of smart nutrition and are told exactly what "the Official establishment" doesn't want you to know. Vital Information on how to put together a balanced diet based on the Food Pyramid Insider Secrets on smart choices in all nutrition categories Money-Saving Techniques for buying smart when buying vitamins and supplements, dining out, and choosing meals for your family Time-Saving Tips on how to put together a sensible weight-loss plan and a healthy diet The Latest Trends for infants, children, women, mothers-to-be, boomer-aged folks, and the aged Handy Checklists and Charts for keeping track of the real deal behind today's nutrition trends visit us on-line at www.idgbooks.com

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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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Meet the Author

About the Author Ross Hume Hall, Ph.D, brings a lifetime of professional experience in fields related to the preservation of good health. A former chairperson of the Department of Biochemistry, McMaster University Medical Faculty, Hamilton, Ontario, Hall graduated from the University of Toronto in chemistry, and earned his Ph.D. in nutritional biochemistry from Cambridge University. He combines his expertise in human biochemistry, nutrition, food technology, and the health effects of environmental toxicology into a practical approach that gives people new insights into food and how it affects their health. In addition to doing original scientific research, Hall has written over 200 articles for magazines and newspapers. He and his wife, Anne Jones Hall, M.A., C.N.S, published a widely acclaimed newsletter on nutrition and health for health professionals. Hall's government service has included being an advisor to the Canadian Minister of the Environment and co-Chair of the Human Health Committee of the International Joint Commission. This committee is concerned with the impacts of pesticide residues and industrial contaminants on the health of the 35 million people living around the Great Lakes. He also served on a National Academy of Sciences committee, studying the health and safety issues of nitrites used in food preservation. He is author of two nontechnical books, Food For Naught: The Decline in Nutrition, and Health and the Global Environment. Hall regularly comments on food/health issues on radio and television.

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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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