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Nutrition at Your Fingertips
     

Nutrition at Your Fingertips

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by Elisa Zied, MS, RD, CDN
 
The latest in nutrition, from alfalfa to zinc...

Nutrition is as vital to good health as it is complex to understand. With thousands of supplements to choose from-and ever-shifting study results-a registered dietician offers here a guide to: nutrition's latest findings; detailed explanations of vitamins and minerals; information on fats,

Overview

The latest in nutrition, from alfalfa to zinc...

Nutrition is as vital to good health as it is complex to understand. With thousands of supplements to choose from-and ever-shifting study results-a registered dietician offers here a guide to: nutrition's latest findings; detailed explanations of vitamins and minerals; information on fats, carbohydrates, fiber, and proteins; daily requirements; health weight evaluation and management; food labels; meal planning; and combating disease through nutrition.

•Expert, highly credentialed author

•Successful series format

•Helps The most current nutritional information

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Nutrition at Your Fingertips covers all the basics, from what happens if you eat too little fat to the safest way to defrost food. It also includes helpful charts that provide readers with must-have information, such as which foods contain key vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, along with their benefits and a breakdown of food label terms. It's the kind of resource people can go back to over and over again."
-Cynthia Sass, MPH, MA, RD, CSSD, New York Times bestselling author

"Nutrition at Your Fingertips is one stop shopping for food information. Elisa Zied has compiled the most complete and exhaustive resource guide on the foods you eat and what is really in them. If you love food, you'll love this book. This is a rich resource that belongs in kitchens, libraries and the offices of health professionals. It's a stunning book!"
-Nancy L. Snyderman, MD. FACS
NBC News Chief Medical Editor
Associate Professor Head and Neck Surgery
University of Pennsylvania

"Nutrition at Your Fingertips is a comprehensive, easy-to-read resource that can help guide you through the whats, whys and hows of healthy eating."
-Ellie Krieger, RD
Food Network host and author of "So Easy: Luscious Healthy Recips for Every Meal of the Week"

"Make way for Nutrition at Your Fingertips--the new go-to resource that now sits prominently on my green tea table. Want to know the skinny on healthy fats? BAM- it's there. Want to know the best food sources of potassium to help lower your blood pressure? BAM-it's there. Everything from managing your weight to how to avoid food infections can be found in nice, digestible bites in this info-packed nutrition bible. Thank you Elisa Zied for this truly wonderful guide for better health!"
-Dave Grotto, LDN, author of 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life
Producer for Kids\PBS Kids Advisory Board Chair

"Nutrition at Your Fingertips is a wonderfully informative and smart resource for nutrition novices and health-savvy individuals alike. Elisa offers simple, straightforward explanations of every nutrition topic under the sun, and fills the pages with practical tips on boosting veggie intake, maintaining weight loss, navigating food labels, shopping for good health, and much, much more. Keep this one handy...I know you'll be referring to it often!"
-Joy Bauer MS, RD, CDN, bestselling author and nutrition expert for the Today show

"Nutrition at Your Fingertips is like having Elisa Zied on speed dial. The right information. The right answers. From someone who really knows."
-Harry Smith, CBS News

"Nutrition at Your Fingertips is like having your own personal nutritionist teaching you about food, planning the right diet for your specific needs and goals, guiding you through the grocery store and even teaching you how to store your food! I felt like Elisa anticipated and prepared me for every hurdle I might face in the struggle to eat right. Countless books outline "diets" designed to help you lose weight or get healthier. Elisa goes a step further, teaching us how to make good choices on our own. This book is not just a menu; it's a recipe for long-term success. The more I understand about nutrition, the more inspired I am to make a change for the better. Thank you Elisa for laying it out so simply."
-Maggie Rodriguez, CBS News

"Nutrition at Your Fingertips covers all the basics, from what happens if you eat too little fat to the safest way to defrost food. It also includes helpful charts that provide readers with must have information, such as which foods contain key vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, along with their benefits and a breakdown of food label terms. It's the kind of resource people can go back to over and over again."
-Cynthia Sass, MPH, MA, RD, CSSD, New York Times bestselling author

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592579020
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
11/03/2009
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
1,132,386
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
"Nutrition at Your Fingertips covers all the basics, from what happens if you eat too little fat to the safest way to defrost food. It also includes helpful charts that provide readers with must-have information, such as which foods contain key vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, along with their benefits and a breakdown of food label terms. It's the kind of resource people can go back to over and over again."
-Cynthia Sass, MPH, MA, RD, CSSD, New York Times bestselling author

"Nutrition at Your Fingertips is one stop shopping for food information. Elisa Zied has compiled the most complete and exhaustive resource guide on the foods you eat and what is really in them. If you love food, you'll love this book. This is a rich resource that belongs in kitchens, libraries and the offices of health professionals. It's a stunning book!"
-Nancy L. Snyderman, MD. FACS NBC News Chief Medical Editor Associate Professor Head and Neck Surgery University of Pennsylvania

"Nutrition at Your Fingertips is a comprehensive, easy-to-read resource that can help guide you through the whats, whys and hows of healthy eating."
-Ellie Krieger, RD Food Network host and author of "So Easy: Luscious Healthy Recips for Every Meal of the Week"

"Make way for Nutrition at Your Fingertips—the new go-to resource that now sits prominently on my green tea table. Want to know the skinny on healthy fats? BAM- it's there. Want to know the best food sources of potassium to help lower your blood pressure? BAM-it's there. Everything from managing your weight to how to avoid food infections can be found in nice, digestible bites in this info-packed nutrition bible. Thank you Elisa Zied for this truly wonderful guide for better health!"
-Dave Grotto, LDN, author of 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life
Producer for Kids\PBS Kids Advisory Board Chair

"Nutrition at Your Fingertips is a wonderfully informative and smart resource for nutrition novices and health-savvy individuals alike. Elisa offers simple, straightforward explanations of every nutrition topic under the sun, and fills the pages with practical tips on boosting veggie intake, maintaining weight loss, navigating food labels, shopping for good health, and much, much more. Keep this one handy...I know you'll be referring to it often!"
-Joy Bauer MS, RD, CDN, bestselling author and nutrition expert for the Today show

"Nutrition at Your Fingertips is like having Elisa Zied on speed dial. The right information. The right answers. From someone who really knows."
-Harry Smith, CBS News

"Nutrition at Your Fingertips is like having your own personal nutritionist teaching you about food, planning the right diet for your specific needs and goals, guiding you through the grocery store and even teaching you how to store your food! I felt like Elisa anticipated and prepared me for every hurdle I might face in the struggle to eat right. Countless books outline "diets" designed to help you lose weight or get healthier. Elisa goes a step further, teaching us how to make good choices on our own. This book is not just a menu; it's a recipe for long-term success. The more I understand about nutrition, the more inspired I am to make a change for the better. Thank you Elisa for laying it out so simply."
-Maggie Rodriguez, CBS News

"Nutrition at Your Fingertips covers all the basics, from what happens if you eat too little fat to the safest way to defrost food. It also includes helpful charts that provide readers with must have information, such as which foods contain key vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, along with their benefits and a breakdown of food label terms. It's the kind of resource people can go back to over and over again."
-Cynthia Sass, MPH, MA, RD, CSSD, New York Times bestselling author

Meet the Author

Elisa Zied, MS, RD, CDN is a registered dietitian and spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. She is a regular contributor to MSNBC.com and has written for Woman's Day, Redbook, and Seventeen magazines. She is the coauthor of Feed Your Family Right! and So What Can I Eat?!

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Nutrition at Your Fingertips 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
lynette355 More than 1 year ago
This is the ultimate in go-to guides about nutrition. Easy page index to find Carbohydrates to Dietary Cholesterol to Energy Balance to The Metabolic Syndrome and everything in between. The flip and find comfort of this book helps make this your kitchen text book. I have found where all those things you can not pronounce on food labels is explained. And how my College Girl can safely gain weight while I lose weight. This will be the book that is in front of all of my cookbooks. It will help me learn more about how food works with my body then any other I have ever had. And I have to say the it is nice to know that Elisa has a lil bit of chocolate every day.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
RachelBermanRD More than 1 year ago
Over the past few years a slew of nutrition books have come on the marketplace and prospered. Whether they were written by doctors, dietitians, or foodies, I've found that most either aren't practical or are extremely (yawn) boring. Elisa Zied makes good nutrition relevant, easy, and fun for everyone with Nutrition at Your Fingertips. You won't even realize how much you are learning until you put it down and step back into your every day life. If you can't see a dietitian for 1:1 counseling, this is the next best thing.
DrJanetBrill More than 1 year ago
Elisa Zied, a leading registered dietitian, gives us everything we need to know about nutrition in a delightfully easy-to-read book. Practical and accurate information presented in a highly organized fashion that enables the reader to grasp the nutrition facts quickly and easily.it just doesn't get any better than that. As a registered dietitian, I will recommend Nutrition at Your Fingertips whole-heartedly to my clients. Thanks Elisa for writing a great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago