The Smart Guide to Nutrition

The Smart Guide to Nutrition

by Anne Maczulak


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The Smart Guide to Nutrition gives you all the essential information for understanding how your body uses nutrients, where nutrients go in the body, and how you can optimize your dietary choices and calories. Author Anne Maczulak, PhD in Nutrition, covers the main topics of nutrition, starting with the essential nutrients needed by all cells and building your knowledge of whole body nutrition.
This Smart Guide offers a quick reference to the carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, and minerals your body needs as well as water and energy. By reading this Smart Guide, you will learn how to make sound food choices for staying healthy, boosting immunity, fighting disease, and aging. This book introduces you to the essential nutrients. By learning the truth about how your body's cells use nutrients, you can make better choices in avoiding dangerous fad diets, in considering certain processed foods, and in knowing the facts about dietary supplements. In this Smart Guide you will learn: • How the digestive system works • The role of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins in your body • How vitamins and minerals work in body chemistry • The vital role of water in nutrition • Calories, fat, and obesity-Our diet's triple threat! • The body's biochemistry • Nutrition in children and the elderly • Nutrition for special needs, such as fighting disease • The pitfalls of nutrition misinformation • A useful comparison of "western" and "eastern" diets • Things you need to know when following a vegetarian, vegan, raw, or macrobiotic diet.
The Smart Guide to Nutrition gives you the facts on nutrients and nutrition. With this book as your guide, you can dispel food myths and steer clear of harmful diets, products, and pitches. Learn nutrition the right way, by beginning with the facts of nutrient chemistry in your body. This Smart Guide will help you know the basics of human nutrition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937636388
Publisher: Smart Guide Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 09/15/2012
Series: Smart Guides Series
Pages: 301
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Anne Maczulak, PhD, is the author of over 10 books . Anne's audiences benefit from her ability to transform complex subjects into easy-to-understand lessons. And yet, reading Anne's books on biology, ecology, and microbiology never feels like reading a textbook. Anne always relates technical topics to the "big picture” and writes for non-scientists.

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