Visualizing Nutrition Everyday Choices

ISBN-10: 0470197587

ISBN-13: 9780470197585

Edition: 2009

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This comprehensive book provides nutritionists with an easy-to-understand overview of key concepts in the field. The material is presented along with vivid images from the National Geographic Society, illustrations, and diagrams. Numerous pedagogical features are integrated throughout the chapters, including Health and Disease, Wellness, and Making Sense of the Information that make the material easier to understand. By following a visual approach, nutritionists will quickly learn the material in an engaging way.
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Book details

List price: $155.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/27/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 3.586
Language: English

Nutrition: Everyday Choices
Food Choices and Nutrient Intake
Nutrients and Their Functions
Nutrition in Health and Disease
Choosing a Healthy Diet
Evaluating Nutrition Information
Guidelines for a Healthy Diet
Nutrition Recommendations
Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs)
Tools for Diet Planning
Food and Supplement Labels
Digestion: From Meals to Molecules
The Organization of Life
The Digestive System
Digestion and Absorption of Nutrients
Digestion in Health and Disease
Delivering Nutrients and Eliminating Wastes
An Overview of Metabolism
Carbohydrates: Sugars, Starches, and Fibers
Carbohydrates in Our Food
Types of Carbohydrates
Carbohydrate Digestion and Absorption
Carbohydrate Functions
Carbohydrates in Health and Disease
Meeting Carbohydrate Needs
Lipids: Fats, Phospholipids, and Sterols
Fats in Our Food
Types of Lipids
Absorbing and Transporting Lipids
Lipid Functions
Lipids in Health and Disease
Meeting Lipid Needs
Proteins and Amino Acids
Proteins in Our Food
The Structure of Amino Acids and Proteins
Protein Digestion and Absorption
Protein Synthesis and Functions
Protein in Health and Disease
Meeting Protein Needs
Vitamins
A Vitamin Primer
The Water-Soluble Vitamins
The Fat-Soluble Vitamins
Meeting Needs with Dietary Supplements
Water and Minerals
Water
An Overview of Minerals
Electrolytes: Sodium, Potassium, and Chloride
Major Minerals and Bone Health
Trace Minerals
Energy Balance and Weight Management
Body Weight and Health
Energy Balance
What Determines Body Size and Shape?
Managing Body Weight
Eating Disorders
Nutrition, Fitness, and Physical Activity
Physical Activity, Fitness, and Health
Exercise Recommendations
Fueling Exercise
Energy and Nutrient Needs for Physical Activity
Ergogenic Aids
Nutrition During Pregnancy and Infancy
Changes in the Body During Pregnancy
Nutritional Needs During Pregnancy
Factors That Increase the Risks Associated with Pregnancy
Lactation
Nutrition for Infants
Nutrition from 1 to 100
Nutrition for Children
Nutrition for Adolescents
Nutrition for the Adult Years
The Impact of Alcohol Throughout Life
How Safe Is Our Food Supply?
Keeping Food Safe
Pathogens in Food
Agricultural and Industrial Chemicals in Food
Technology for Keeping Food Safe
Biotechnology
Feeding the World
The Two Faces of Malnutrition
Causes of Hunger Around the World
Causes of Hunger in the United States
Eliminating Hunger
Additional DRI Tables
Glossary
References
Table and Line Art Credits
Photo Credits
Index
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