Nutrition For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 6, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 352 pages
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Nutrition For Dummies is for anyone who cares about what they eat, and wants to know about the facts, not the fads.

Finding easy to understand and sensible advice on what you should be eating is easier said than done – advice seems to constantly change and fad diets only seem to help celebrities pile on the pounds in their bank account, rather than making any of us healthier! In this book, Nigel Denby and Sue Baic, two experienced and registered dieticians, dispel all myths and provide you with the information you need to eat for a healthy life. They explain every aspect of the subject from the basics about essential nutrients to the relationship between allergies and food and give you the knowledge and confidence to start making wise food choices.

Inside you’ll find information on:

The Basic Facts about Nutrition

Digestion: The 24-Hour Food Factory

Calories: The Energisers

What You Get from Food

Powerful Protein

The Lowdown on Fat and Cholesterol

Carbohydrates: A Complex Story

Alcohol: Another Form of Grape and Grain

Vigorous Vitamins

Mighty Minerals

Phabulous Phytochemicals

Water Works

Healthy Eating

Why You Eat When You Eat

Why You Like the Foods You Like

What Is a Healthy Diet?

Making Wise Food Choices

Eating Smart When Eating Out

What Is Food Processing?

Cooking and Nutrition

Food and Medicine

When Food Gives You a Rash 

Food and Mood

Food and Drug Interactions

A Supplemental Story


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A very easy way to understand supplements, nutrition and the food we eat. It has a great chart of the nutritive and caloric values of lots of foods in it. I like the chart because it is up to date on some of the fruits and vegetables which are now available to us in our stores. Read full review

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Table ofContents
The Basic Facts about Nutrition
Digestion The 24Hour Food Factory
Why You Eat When You Eat and Like What You Like
What You Get from Food
The Lowdown on Fat and Cholesterol Finding the Factsabout
Calories The Energisers
Carbohydrates A Complex Story
Making Wise Food Choices Introducing the Balance ofGood Health Going deeper into the Balance of Good Health
Ensuring Good Nutrition Whoever You
Processed Food
Cookingand Keeping Food
Weird Science Examining Food Additives
Food and Health
Food and Mood
Food and Medicine Examining Diets with Beneficial Medical Effects

The Alcohol Truth The Whole Truth
Vigorous Vitamins
Phytochemicals Are Everywhere Perusing the Different Kindsof Phytochemicals Antioxidants
Water Works
Introducing the Guidelines for a Healthy Diet
Eat plentyoffruitand vegetables Walking Away from Unhealthy Food
Food and Dietary Supplements
Check the storage requirements
Ten Superfoods
Ten Fad Diets The Truth Behind the Headlines

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About the author (2009)

Nigel Denby trained as a dietitian at Glasgow Caledonian University, following an established career in the catering industry. He is also a qualified chef and previously owned his own restaurant.
His dietetic career began as a Research Dietitian at the Human Nutrition Research Centre in Newcastle upon Tyne. After a period working as a Community Dietitian, Nigel left the NHS to join Boots Health and Beauty Experience where he led the delivery and training of Nutrition and Weight Management services.
In 2003 Nigel set up his own Nutrition consultancy, delivering a clinical service to Hammersmith and Queen Charlotte’s Hospital Women’s Health Clinic and the International Eating Disorders Centre in Buckinghamshire as well as acting as Nutrition Consultant for the Childbase Children’s Nursery Group.
Nigel also runs his own private practice in Harley Street, specialising in Weight Management, PMS / Menopause and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Nigel works extensively with the media, writing for the Sunday Telegraph Magazine, Zest, Essentials, and various other consumer magazines. His work in radio and television includes BBC and ITN news programmes, Channel 4’s Fit Farm, BBC Breakfast, and BBC Real Story.
Nigel’s first book, The GL Diet, was published by John Blake in January 2005.

Sue Baic is a Lecturer in Nutrition and Public Health in the Department of Exercise and Health Sciences at Bristol University. She has a first degree from Bristol University followed by a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from London University. Sue is a Registered Dietitian (RD) with over 15 years’ experience in the field of nutrition and health in the NHS and as a freelance consultant. She feels strongly about providing nutrition information to the public that is evidence based, up to date, unbiased, and reliable.
As a member of the public relations committee of the British Dietetic Association she has written for the media on a variety of nutrition related health issues. Sue lives in Bristol and spends her spare time running up and down hills in the Cotswolds in an attempt to get fit.

Carol Ann Rinzler is a noted authority on health and nutrition and holds an MA from Columbia University. She writes a weekly nutrition column for The New York Daily News and is the author of more than 20 health-related books, including Controlling Cholesterol for Dummies, Weight Loss Kit for Dummies, and the highly acclaimed Estrogen and Breast Cancer: A warning for women. Carol Ann lives in New York with her husband, wine writer Perry Luntz, and their amiable cat, Kat.

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