Discovering Nutrition

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, Dec 29, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 654 pages
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Discovering Nutrition, Third Edition is a student-friendly introduction to nutrition on a non-majors level. Coverage of material such as digestion, metabolism, chemistry, and life cycle nutrition is clearly written, accessible, and engaging to undergraduate students.
  

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I read this text book in college. I mean that- I actually read it not slept through it. Lennie hates this book because it means we eat whole wheat foods now:) Read full review

Contents

Chapter
3
Nutrients and Nourishment
4
The American Diet
11
A Public Health Crisis
17
Sorting Facts and Fallacies in the Media
23
Using the Guidelines
38
and Tips
44
Food Labels
53
Spotlight on Alcohol
371
Vital Keys to Health Spotlight on Alcohol
372
Metabolizing Large Amounts of Alcohol
377
FYI Changing the Culture of Campus
384
Label to Table
393
Chapter 10
399
Water Intoxication
405
Sodium
411

Ingredients and Other Basic Information
54
Qualified Health Claims
60
Tools for a Healthful Diet
66
Functional Foods and Dietary Supplements
69
Regulatory Issues for Functional Foods
75
Megadoses in Conventional Medical Management
82
Assisting Organs
109
Large Intestine
116
Circulation of Nutrients
117
Nutrition and GI Disorders
123
Functional Dyspepsia
129
Chapter 5
135
Carbohydrate Digestion and Absorption
142
From Food to Fuel Chapter 5 Carbohydrates Simple Sugars and Complex Chains Chapter 6 Lipids Not Just Fat Chapter 7 Proteins and Amino Acids F...
146
Useful or Useless?
150
Moderating Your Sugar Intake
156
Fiber and Type 2 Diabetes
162
Not Just
169
Cis Versus Trans
173
Phospholipids
179
Lipid Digestion and Absorption
185
Lipids in the Diet
191
Dietary and Lifestyle Factors for Reducing Atherosclerosis
198
Chapter 7
212
Enzymes
218
The Amino Acid Pool and Protein Turnover
224
Proteins and Amino Acids as Additives
230
ProteinEnergy Malnutrition
236
Spotlight on Metabolism
245
Extracting Energy from Carbohydrate
252
Extracting Energy from Protein
259
Making Protein Amino Acids
265
Finding Your Equilibrium
273
Fuel Uses
279
Assessing Body Fatness
286
Health Risks of Overweight and Obesity
292
FYI HighProtein LowCarbohydrate Diets
298
FYI Behaviors That Will Help You Manage
304
Causes and Assessment
310
Raw or Cooked?
325
VitaminADeficiency
331
Dietary Recommendations for Vitamin D
337
Functions of Vitamin K
343
Riboflavin Toxicity
349
Folate Toxicity
355
Biotin
358
LEARNING Portfolio
364
Chloride
413
When Phosphate Balance Goes Awry
419
Dietary Recommendations for Iron
425
Dietary Recommendations for Zinc
431
Copper Deficiency
437
Label to Table
443
Eating for Peak
451
Teamwork in Energy Production
456
Carbohydrate Loading
462
Other Trace Minerals
468
The Ocean Within Chapter 11 Sports Nutrition Eating for Peak Performance
474
Spotlight on Eating Disorders
480
Spotlight on Eating Disorders
491
Warning Signs
497
BingeEating Disorder
503
Vegetarianism and Eating Disorders
509
Chapter 12
517
Maternal Weight Gain
524
Special Situations During Pregnancy
531
Practices to Avoid During Lactation
537
Newborn Breastfeeding
545
FYI Fruit Juices and Drinks
551
Chapter 13
558
FYI Food Hypersensitivities and Allergies
565
Adolescence
571
Weight and Body Composition
577
To Supplement or Not to Supplement
584
Arthritis
587
Maternal and Infant Nutrition Chapter 13 Life Cycle From Childhood Through Adulthood
594
Chapter 14
596
Microbial Threats and Genetic Engineering
599
FYI At War with Bioterrorism
604
Keeping Food Safe
613
Food Technology
619
Benefits of Genetic Engineering
625
The Faces
633
The Faces of Global Malnutrition
638
FYI Hungry and Homeless
639
Infection and Disease
645
LEARNING Portfolio
652
Appendix F Vitamin and Mineral Appendix J Food Safety Tables
655
MyPyramid Food
100
Appendix E ATP Produced from
116
Appendix G Calculations and Resources
130
Answers to Study Questions
155
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About the author (2009)

Paul Insel, PhD is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He has been the principal investigator of numerous NIH studies involving health education, mental health, blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and nutrition. He has authored 14 books and more than 100 articles.

Don Ross is Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Economics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Professor of Economics at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He is the author of "Economic Theory and Cognitive Science: Microexplanation" (MIT Press, 2005), companion volume to "Midbrain Mutiny.

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