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Personal Nutrition

ISBN-10: 0534558674

ISBN-13: 9780534558673

Edition: 5th 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Marie A. Boyle Struble, Sara Long Anderson

List price: $107.95
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PERSONAL NUTRITION, Fifth Edition is the most concise introductory nutrition textbook on the market. Twelve chapters in length, it is designed for use in quarter or semester schools where the introductory nutrition course is consumer focused. The text is the leader in the non-major segment of the introductory nutrition market. PERSONAL NUTRITION, Fifth Edition takes a traditional approach to the introductory nutrition course. It begins with a look at nutrition science, followed by basics of diet planning, and then moves through the energy nutrients, vitamins and minerals. It includes a new separate chapter on alcohol, and also includes separate chapters on weight management, life cycle nutrition and food safety and world hunger. Each chapter in this text relates nutrition science directly to the students so they can understand and apply the information to their own lives.
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Book details

List price: $107.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 8/14/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.684

The Art of Understanding Nutrition
Nutrition and Health Promotion
The Longevity Game Scorecard
The Savvy Diner: But I Can't Afford to Eat Nutritious or Healthy Foods!
A National Agenda for Improving Nutrition and Health
Understanding Our Food Choices
Nutrition Action: Good and Fast: A Guide to Eating on the Run, or Has Your Waistline Been Supersized?
Spotlight: How Do You Tell If It's Nutrition Fact or Nutrition Fiction?
The Pursuit of an Ideal Diet
The ABCs of Eating for Health
The Nutrients
Nutrient Recommendations
Nutrition Action: Grazer's Guide to Smart Snacking
The Challenge of Dietary Guidelines
Tools Used in Diet Planning
The Savvy Diner: Build a Healthy Base: Let the Pyramid Guide Your Food Choices
Rate Your Plate Scorecard
Spotlight: A Tapestry of Cultures and Cuisines
The Carbohydrates: Sugar, Starch, and Fiber
Carbohydrate Basics
The Simple Carbohydrates
The Complex Carbohydrates: Starch in the Diet
Nutrition Action: Keeping A Healthy Smile
The Savvy Diner: Choose a Variety of Grains Daily, Especially Whole Grains
The Complex Carbohydrates: Fiber in the Diet
How the Body Handles Carbohydrates
Carbohydrate Consumption Scorecard
Spotlight: Sweet Talk--Alternatives to Sugar
The Lipids: Fats and Oils
A Primer on Fats
A Closer View of Fats
Characteristics of Fats in Foods
The Other Members of the Lipid Family: Phospholipids and Sterols
How the Body Handles Fat
Lipids and Health
Fat in the Diet
Nutrition Action: Oh Nuts! You Mean Fat Can Be Healthy?
The Trans Fatty Acid Controversy--Is Butter Better?
The Savvy Diner: Choose Fats Sensibly
Scorecard: Rate Your Fats and Health IQ
Understanding Fat Substitutes
Spotlight: Diet and Heart Disease
The Proteins and Amino Acids
What Proteins Are Made Of
The Functions of Body Proteins
How the Body Handles Protein
Protein Quality of Foods
Recommended Protein Intakes
Protein and Health
The Savvy Diner: The New American Plate: Reshape Your Protein Choices for Health
The Vegetarian Diet
Protein Scorecard
Nutrition Action: Food Allergy--Nothing to Sneeze At
Spotlight: Wonder Bean: The Benefits of Soy
The Vitamins
Turning Back the Clock
The Two Classifications of Vitamins
Water-Soluble Vitamins
Fat-Soluble Vitamins
Nonvitamins
The Savvy Diner: Color Your Plate with Vitamin-Rich Foods--and Handle Them with Care
Five a Day Plus Scorecard
Nutrition Action: Medicinal Herbs
Phytonutrients in Foods: The Phytochemical Superstars
Spotlight: Functional Foods--Let Food Be Your Medicine
Water and the Minerals
Water--The Most Essential Nutrient
The Major Minerals
Calcium Sources Scorecard
Nutrition Action: Diet and Blood Pressure--The Salt Shaker and Beyond
The Savvy Diner: Choose and Prepare Foods with Less Salt
The Trace Minerals
Spotlight: Osteoporosis--The Silent Stalker of the Bones
Alcohol and Nutrition
What is Alcohol?
Absorption and Metabolism of Alcohol
Nutrition Action: How It All Adds Up
Alcohol and Its Effects
Health Benefits of Alcohol
Health Risks of Alcohol
Weighing the Pros and Cons of Alcohol Consumption
Scorecard: Alcohol Assessment Questionnaire
The Savvy Diner: What Is a Drink?
Spotlight: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Weight Management
A Closer Look at Obesity
Problems Associated with Weight
What Is a Healthful Weight?
Energy Balance
Healthy Weight Scorecard
Causes of Obesity
Weight Gain and Loss
Weight Loss Strategies
Weight Gain Strategies
The Savvy Diner: Aiming for a Healthy Weight While Dining Out
Nutrition Action: Breaking Old Habits
Spotlight: The Eating Disorders
Nutrition and Fitness
Getting Started on Lifetime Fitness
The Components of Fitness
Nutrition Action: Nutrition and Fitness: Forever Young, or You're Not Going to Take Aging Lying Down, Are You?
Physical Activity Scorecard
Energy for Exercise
Fuels for Exercise
Protein Needs for Fitness
Fluid Needs and Exercise
Vitamins and Minerals for Exercise
The Savvy Diner: Food for Fitness
Spotlight: Athletes and Supplements--Help or Hype?
The Life Cycle: Conception Through the Later Years
Pregnancy: Nutrition for the Future
Pregnancy Readiness Scorecard
Nutrition Action: Not for Coffee Drinkers Only
Healthy Infants
Early and Middle Childhood
The Importance of Teen Nutrition
Nutrition in Later life
Aging Scorecard
The Savvy Diner: Meals for One
Looking Ahead and Growing Old
Spotlight: Nutrition and Cancer Prevention
Food Safety and the Global Food Supply
Foodborne Illnesses and the Agents That Cause Them
Safe Food Storage and Preparation
The Savvy Diner: Keep Food Safe to Eat
Food Safety Scorecard
Pesticides and Other Chemical Contaminants
Food Additives
Nutrition Action: Should You Buy Organically Grown Produce and Meats?
New Technologies on the Horizon
Spotlight: Domestic and World Hunger
Appendixes
An Introduction to the Human Body
Aids to Calculations and the Food Exchange System
Canadian Dietary Guidelines and Recommendations
Chapter Notes
Table of Food Composition
Glossary
Credits
Index