Nutrition for Life capitalizes on students’ natural interest in nutrition by demonstrating how nutrition relates to their health. A unique aspect of the text is its presentation of nutrients based on function, not on chemical classification.
Nutrition: Making It Work for You, The Human Body: Are We Really What We Eat?, Carbohydrates: Bountiful Sources of Energy and Nutrients, Fat: An Essential Energy-Supplying Nutrient, Proteins: Crucial Components of All Body Tissues, Vitamins: Micronutrients with Macro Powers, Minerals: Tissue Builders and Impulse Transmitters, Fluids: The Inner River of Life, Achieving and Maintaining a Healthful Body Weight, Nutrition and Physical Activity: Keys to Good Health, Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle, Nutrition Issues: The Production, Safety, and Security of the World’s Food Supply
For all readers interested in nutrition.
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About the Author
Janice Thompson received her Ph.D. from Arizona State University in exercise science physiology and nutrition. She is currently a research assistant professor at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center in the Department of Internal Medicine.
Melinda Manore earned a doctorate in human nutrition with a minor in exercise physiology at Oregon State University, and a master's degree in health education from the University of Oregon. She is currently a professor in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Sciences at Oregon State University.
Table of Contents
A User's Guide V
Nutrition: Making It Work for You 1
The Human Body: Are We Really What We Eat? 10
Carbohydrates: Bountiful Sources of Energy and Nutrients 16
Fat: An Essential Energy-Supplying Nutrient 24
Proteins: Crucial Components of All Body Tissues 34
Vitamins: Micronutrients with Macro Powers 43
Minerals: Building and Moving Our Bodies 50
Fluid Balance, Water, and Alcohol 60
Achieving and Maintaining a Healthful Body Weight 67
Nutrition and Physical Activity: Keys to Good Health 82
Nutrition Throughout the Lifecycle 89
Nutrition Issues: The Safety and Security of the World's Food Supply 101
Answer Key 113