Nutrition for Life

Nutrition for Life

Paperback(New Edition)


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805379747
Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
Publication date: 04/28/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.30(d)

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

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