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Encapsulating the science behind vitamins and minerals
Need to understand how vitamins and minerals work but find dense texts difficult to absorb? Here's your panacea! Vitamins & Minerals Demystified makes it easy to digest information on everything from A to zinc.
Written by a holistic health doctor, this essential guide explains the crucial role vitamins and minerals play in nutrition and physiology. You'll find details on the type and amount required for survival and for increased disease resistance. The book outlines the food sources of different vitamins and minerals and covers the benefits and pitfalls of both natural and synthetic vitamins. Featuring end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam, this book will fortify your knowledge of vitamins and minerals.
This fast and easy guide offers:
Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Vitamins & Minerals Demystified is the perfect supplement for anyone studying or interested in this important health topic.
Figures, Graphs, and RDA Tables Preface Acknowledgments
PART ONE - THE WATER-SOLUBLE VITAMINS
Chapter 1: The B Vitamins—The Energy Vitamins Quiz Chapter 2: Vitamin C—The Citrus Antioxidant
Test: Part One
Chapter 3: Vitamin A—The Night Sight Vitamin Quiz Chapter 4: Vitamin D—The Sunshine Vitamin Quiz Chapter 5: Vitamin E—The Fat Antioxidant Quiz Chapter 6: Vitamin K—The Green Leafy Vitamin Quiz
Test: Part Two
PART THREE - THE MACRO MINERALS
Chapter 7: Water and Electrolytes Quiz Chapter 8: The Electrolyte Minerals—Sodium, Chloride, and Potassium Quiz Chapter 9: Calcium—The Bone Builder Quiz Chapter 10: Major Minerals—Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Sulfur Quiz
Test: Part Three
PART FOUR - THE TRACE MINERALS
Chapter 11: Iron—The Blood Builder Quiz Chapter 12: Zinc—The Growth Material Quiz Chapter 13: Minor Trace Minerals—Iodine, Selenium, Copper, Manganese, Fluoride, Chromium, Molybdenum, Lead, and Mercury Quiz
Test: Part Four Final Exam Appendix A: Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Appendix B: Weight Loss Appendix C: Antioxidants Appendix D: The Elderly Appendix E: Alcoholism Appendix F: Osteoporosis Appendix G: Quick Summaries Answers to Quizzes Answers to Tests and Final Exam Index
Posted December 9, 2007
There is a lot of great information in the book that is useful for a vitamins or even a basic nutrition course. I really like the authors organic and biochemistry explanations on the vitamins and how they work in the body. The content is comprehensive and if I was teaching or a student in a nutrition or vitamin class, I would recommend getting the book. There is a vast amount of information that is useful in this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 10, 2012
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