Eat for Life: The Food and Nutrition Board's Guide to Reducing Your Risk of Chronic Disease

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National Academies Press, Jan 1, 1992 - Medical - 192 pages
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Results from the National Research Council's (NRC) landmark study Diet and health are readily accessible to nonscientists in this friendly, easy-to-read guide.
Readers will find the heart of the book in the first chapter: the Food and Nutrition Board's nine-point dietary plan to reduce the risk of diet-related chronic illness. The nine points are presented as sensible guidelines that are easy to follow on a daily basis, without complicated measuring or calculating--and without sacrificing favorite foods.
Eat for Life gives practical recommendations on foods to eat and in a "how-to" section provides tips on shopping (how to read food labels), cooking (how to turn a high-fat dish into a low-fat one), and eating out (how to read a menu with nutrition in mind).
The volume explains what protein, fiber, cholesterol, and fats are and what foods contain them, and tells readers how to reduce their risk of chronic disease by modifying the types of food they eat. Each chronic disease is clearly defined, with information provided on its prevalence in the United States.
Written for everyone concerned about how they can influence their health by what they eat, Eat for Life offers potentially lifesaving information in an understandable and persuasive way.
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Contents

Introduction
Guidelines for a New Eating Pattern 9
The Food We Eat 33
Diet and Chronic Disease in the United States 57
Calories Energy Balance and Chronic Diseases 79
Fats Cholesterol and Chronic Diseases 87
Protein Carbohydrates and Chronic Diseases 101
Vitamins Minerals and Chronic Diseases 109
Alcohol Other Food Substances and Chronic Diseases 121
Making the Change to the New Eating Pattern 131
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