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Nutrition for Life

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ISBN-10: 0321570847

ISBN-13: 9780321570840

Edition: 2nd 2010

Authors: Janice Thompson, Melinda Manore

List price: $130.40
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Key Message: Nutrition for Lifecapitalizes on readers'natural interest in nutrition by demonstrating how nutrition relates to their health. A unique aspect of the book is its presentation of nutrients based on function, rather than chemical classification. The book offers a chapter on vitamins and one on minerals, but within these chapters micronutrients are organized based on their functions within the body (tissue guardians, antioxidants, energy generators, essential electrolytes, mineral power plants, blood fortifiers, bone builders), enabling students to think about micronutrients on a conceptual level. This discourages rote memorization and promotes true understanding of each…    
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Book details

List price: $130.40
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Publication date: 1/7/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 590
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

Nutrition: Making It Work for You
The Human Body: Are We Really What We Eat?
Carbohydrates: Plant-Derived Energy Nutrients
Fat: An Essential Energy-Supplying Nutrient
Proteins: Crucial Components of All Body Tissues
Vitamins: Micronutrients with Macro Powers
Minerals: Building and Moving Our Bodies
Fluid Balance, Water, and Alcohol
Achieving and Maintaining a Healthful Body Weight
Nutrition and Physical Activity: Keys to Good Health
Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle
Nutrition Issues: The Safety and Security of the Worlds Food Supply
Appendices
Answers to Review
Questions
Glossary
Index
Credits