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Nutrition for Dummies�

ISBN-10: 0470932317
ISBN-13: 9780470932315
Edition: 5th 2011
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Description: Get the facts on good nutrition, slim down, and feel greatYou've been hearing it since you were a little kid: "You are what you eat." But unlike most adages you've long since debunked, this wise saying is true! Good nutrition is the key to achieving  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.99
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 5/27/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

Get the facts on good nutrition, slim down, and feel greatYou've been hearing it since you were a little kid: "You are what you eat." But unlike most adages you've long since debunked, this wise saying is true! Good nutrition is the key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight and lifelong good health no matter how you slice it.Nutrition For Dummies is a one-size-fits-all guide to nutrition for anyone who may have fallen asleep in health class, wants to brush up on what they already know, or is looking to keep up-to-speed on the latest guidelines and research. It shows you how to manage your diet so you get the most bang (nutrients) for your buck (calories) and gives you the skinny on how to put together a healthy shopping list, how to prepare foods that are good for the body and soul, and ten easy ways to cut calories. More than 20% new and updated information for this edition, including the truth about feeding your brain, vitamin D supplements, and energy drinks Coverage of the new 2010 Dietary Guidelines For Americans report Other titles by Rinzler: Controlling Cholesterol For DummiesAn apple a day may not necessarily keep the doctor away, but with the simple guidance of Nutrition For Dummies, you can be on your way to living a happier, healthier ever after.

Carol Ann Rinzler is the author of numerous books including "Are You At Risk?"; "Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever"; & "The New Complete Book of Food" for Facts On File/Checkmark Books. She has also written "Nutrition for Dummies", as well as numerous magazine articles & columns on nutrition & diet. She is currently writing a weekly column on nutrition for the Sunday Daily News & lives in New York City.

Introduction
The Basic Facts about Nutrition
What���s Nutrition, Anyway?
Digestion: The 24/7 Food Factory
Calories: The Energizers
Big, Bigger, Biggest: The Growing American Body
How Much Nutrition Do You Need?
A Supplemental Story
What You Get from Food
Powerful Protein
Facing Facts on Fat and Cholesterol
Carbohydrates: A Complex Story
Alcohol: Another Form of Grape and Grain
Vigorous Vitamins
Mighty Minerals
Water Works
Healthy Eating
Why You Eat When You Eat
Why You Like the Foods You Like
Building a Healthful Diet
Making Wise Food Choices
Eating Smart When Eating Out
Food Processing
What Is Food Processing?
Cooking and Nutrition
What Happens When Food Is Frozen, Canned, Dried, or Zapped
Better Eating through Chemistry
Food and Medicine
When Food Gives You Hives
Brain Food
Food and Drug Interactions
Using Food as Medicine
The Part of Tens
Ten or So Nutrition Web Sites
Ten or So Superstar Foods
Ten Terrifi c Foods Starting with the Letter P
Ten Easy Ways to Cut Calories
Index

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