Nutrition For Dummies

Nutrition For Dummies

by Carol Ann Rinzler
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Nutrition For Dummies by Carol Ann Rinzler

Get the facts on good nutrition, slim down, and feel great

You've been hearing it since you were a kid: "You are what you eat." And this wise saying is true! This one-size-fits-all guide to nutrition shows you how to manage your diet so you get the most bang (nutrients) for your buck (calories) and gives you the know-how to put together a shopping list, prepare healthy foods, and easily cut calories.

  • The skinny on nutrition — dig into the basics on nutrition and get the know-how to judge the value of nutrition information in the real world
  • The pros of protein — get the facts on where you can get protein and what it does for your body
  • Get vitality from vitamins — find out why vitamins, minerals, and plain old water are absolutely essential for your health
  • Process the facts on food processing — get the 411 on food processing and find out how cooking, freezing, canning, and drying food affects its nutritional value
  • Nothing to sneeze at — discover why some food gives people allergies, how food affects your brain at every stage of life, and how food may interact with medical drugs

"Clear, well-written, and thorough, Nutrition For Dummies is an extraordinary resource, a must-read for people who care about their health."
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY)

"Before you eat your next meal, read this book."
Dr. Manfred Kroger, Professor of Food Science, Pennsylvania State University

Open the book and find:

  • How your body turns food and beverages into the nutrients you need
  • The amount of nutrients you need to be in tiptop shape
  • Rules on dietary supplements
  • The lowdown on carbohydrates
  • Ways to balance hunger and appetite
  • Tips to assemble a healthful diet
  • How to use nutritional guidelines to plan a meal
  • Foods that may prevent or relieve symptoms of heart disease and cancer

Learn to:

  • Read and understand a nutrition facts label
  • Determine which carbs and fats are "good" — and which are not
  • Grasp the truth about vitamin supplements and energy drinks

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470932315
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/31/2011
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Carol Ann Rinzler is a noted authority on health and nutrition and holds an MA from Columbia University. She has written a nutrition column for the New York Daily News and is the author of more than 20 health-related books, including Controlling Cholesterol For Dummies, Weight Loss Kit For Dummies, and the highly acclaimed Estrogen and Breast Cancer: A Warning to Women. Rinzler lives in New York with her husband, wine writer Perry Luntz, and their amiable cat, Kat.

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Nutrition for Dummies 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
bluemoonVA More than 1 year ago
This book was exactly was I was looking for - it contains basic information and also tidbits that go beyond the basic. It also has a bibliography and online resources for further research.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book covers all basic nutrition topics. The information is accurate and factual. It is an excellent reference book. I have referred back to this book on several occasions. The material is well organized and makes concepts easy to understand.
srvivor803 More than 1 year ago
I own a few other "for DUMMIES" books and they never let me down. They get into a subject just enough and the way they are set up you can even pick and choose what information is important to you and only read what you want or you can read it cover to cover. I have not finished with this one yet but it definitely is helping me with the information I was looking for.
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