Your Guide to Good Nutrition

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This practical and easy to understand book is about eating well.

Americans are deluged with nutritional information and advice, much of it either dangerously unsound or too technical to be eaily followed. Yet, achieving optimal nutrition is possible by following some very simple rules of good eating, distilled here in Your Guide to Good Nutrition.

The authors include chapters on nutrition basics and a balanced diet; how to evaluate nutrition ...

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Overview

This practical and easy to understand book is about eating well.

Americans are deluged with nutritional information and advice, much of it either dangerously unsound or too technical to be eaily followed. Yet, achieving optimal nutrition is possible by following some very simple rules of good eating, distilled here in Your Guide to Good Nutrition.

The authors include chapters on nutrition basics and a balanced diet; how to evaluate nutrition information; vitamin and mineral supplements; "health foods" and related products; junk foods and fast foods; additives; practical weight control; balanced vegetarian diets; the truth about sugar; "fluid facts"; tips for teenagers; diet, heart disease and cancer.

Appendices include a listing of recommended dietary allowances, a glossary of terms, and a useful bibliography.

Achieving optimal nutrition--despite the current deluge of nutritional advice--is possible by following some simple rules of good eating offered in this practical and easy-to-understand guide. Includes chapters on the basics, evaluating nutritional information, vitamin and mineral supplements, junk foods, and more.

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Library Journal
Rather than offering a guide to good nutrition, the authors concentrate on debunking claims for some health foods and defending the chemical industry. In the opening chapters, they do an admirable job of presenting a long list of foods that are purported to have miracle properties, and explaining their use, if any, in a healthy diet. Also listed are numerous popular fad diets and their dangers. Some valuable information is offered in a chapter entitled ``Tips for Teenagers'' on nutrition disorders and diets for athletes. The remainder of the book, in chapters such as `` `Junk Foods' and `Fast Foods,' '' ``The Truth About Additives,'' and ``The Truth About Sugar,'' is devoted to dismissing concerns about pesticides on food, food additives, and heavy consumption of salt and sugar. Rejecting any alternative approach to mainstream medicine, the authors advise readers to place confidence in the chemical and food industries and to rely on their good citizenship and responsible attitude. Recommended only for comprehensive collections.-- Carol Cubberley, Univ. of Southern Mississippi Lib., Hattiesburg
School Library Journal
YA-- A sensible approach to nutrition is what this readable guide is promoting. Through a question-and-answer format, the authors discuss vitamins and minerals, additives, diets, junk and fast foods, vegetarian eating, sugar truths, fluid facts, and tips for teenagers. A chart of various diet plans is included.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780879756925
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • Publication date: 10/28/1991
  • Series: Consumer Health Library Series
  • Pages: 1
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.67 (d)

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