Understanding Nutrition / Edition 11by Eleanor Noss Whitney, Sharon Rady Rolfes
Pub. Date: 05/02/2007
Publisher: Cengage Learning
This is a comprehensive text for a chemistry/biology-based course in normal nutrition at the introductory level. It includes up-to-date coverage of the newest research and emerging issues in nutrition. The pedagogical features of the text and the authors’ approachable style help to make complex topics easily understandable for students.
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Table of Contents1. An Overview of Nutrition. Highlight: Nutrition Sits and Sources. 2. Planning a Healthy Diet. Highlight: Ethnic Cuisines and Healthy Choices. 3. Digestion, Absorption, and Transport. Highlight: Common Digestive Problems. 4. The Carbohydrates: Sugar, Starch, and Fiber. Highlight: Alternatives to Sugar. 5. The Lipids: Triglycerides, Phospholipids, and Sterols. Highlight: Alternatives to Fat. 6. Protein: Amino Acids. Highlight: Vegetarian, Mediterranean, and Other Meat-Restricted Foodways. 7. Metabolism: Transformations and Interactions. Highlight: Alcohol and Nutrition. 8. Energy Balance and Body Composition. Highlight: The Latest and Greatest Weight-Loss DietAgain. 9. Weight Control: Overweight and Underweight. Highlight: Eating DisordersAnorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. 10. The Water-Soluble Vitamins: B Vitamins and Vitamin C. Highlight: Vitamin and Mineral Supplements. 11. The Fat-Soluble Vitamins: A, D, E, and K. Highlight: Antioxidant Nutrients and Non-Nutrients in Disease Prevention. 12. Water and the Major Minerals. Highlight: Osteoporosis and Calcium. 13. The Trace Minerals. Highlight: Our Children’s Daily Lead. 14. Fitness: Physical Activity, Nutrients, and Body Adaptation. Highlight: Supplements and Ergogenic Aids Athletes Use. 15. Life Cycle Nutrition: Pregnancy and Lactation. Highlight: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. 16. Life Cycle Nutrition: Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence. Highlight: Childhood Obesity and the Early Development of Chronic Diseases. 17. Life Cycle Nutrition: Alcohol and the Later Years. Highlight: Nutrient-Drug Interactions. 18. Diet andHealth. Highlight: Alternative Therapies. 19. Consumer Concerns about Foods and Water. Highlight: Consumer Concerns about Water. 20. Hunger and Global Environmental Problems. Highlight: Progress Toward Sustainable Agriculture.
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All jokes aside, while students may gripe about having to shell out the bucks for this textbook, it is well worth the money. I've got an earlier edition and have used it a lot in the past. I found the later editions to be very up to date and quite useful as a reference for some of the clinical questions I encounter while working with patient education issues. In the days of picky insurance reimbursement, it's vital that all the stuff we do be based on sound clinical information showing that what we do is indeed effective.
Easy to understand, and a well laid-out text with many good illustrations, there's a good reason why it's a standard in the field. Can also recommend The Sixty-Second Motivator for people who have trouble sticking to a healthy diet. After all, what good is nutritional advice if no one is motivated enough to follow it?
I took this course in college in 1977. It was one of my favorite classes. The text book is one of the few I have kept all of these years. Thirty years later I am purchasing a copy for my daughter-in-law! The book covers the science of nutrition. It provides aids to calculate metabolism. Also, it includes a table of food composition which includes everything from calories to vitamins.
This was a good book to keep even beyond its 'textbook use'. It contains information easy enough to grasp and read for personal knowledge to aid decision making for anyone trying to eat a healthy balanced diet.