Discovering Nutrition

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Mar 18, 2015 - Health & Fitness - 792 pages
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Written for non-majors, Discovering Nutrition, Fifth Edition introduces students to the fundamentals of nutrition with an engaging and personalized approach. The text focuses on teaching behavioral change, personal decision making, and up-to-date scientific concepts in a number of innovative ways. Students will learn practical consumer-based nutrition information using the robust, interactive learning tools and study aids highlighted throughout the text. The Fifth Edition incorporates a new feature, Culture Corner, which introduces individuals within a variety of cultures, and discusses their nutritional customs and behaviors. It also examines the latest discoveries and dietary guidelines and empahsises how our nutritional behaviors influence lifelong personal health and wellness. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.
 

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Contents

Nutrients and Nourishment
1
Tools for a Healthful Diet
27
From Food to Fuel
63
Simple Sugars and Complex Chains
95
Spotlight on Alcohol
125
Not Just Fat
149
Function Follows Form
187
Vital Keys to Health
225
The Faces of Global Malnutrition
629
Microbial Threats and Genetic Engineering
651
Glossary
689
Index
705
Appendix A Dietary Reference Intakes
727
Appendix B USDA Food Intake Patterns
731
Appendix C Nutrition and Health for Canadians
733
Appendix D Nutrition Assessment Methods
748

Spotlight on Dietary Supplements and Functional Foods
277
The Ocean Within
305
Spotlight on Metabolism and Energy Balance
351
Chapter 9 Nutrition for Physical Performance
397
Spotlight on Eating Disorders
435
Chapter 10 Diet and Health
463
The Expanding Challenges
505
Maternal and Infant Nutrition
547
From Childhood Through Older Adulthood
589
Appendix E Vitamin and Mineral Summary Tables
755
Appendix F The Gastrointestinal Tract
767
Appendix G ATP produced from Macronutrients
770
Appendix H Major Metabolic Pathways
772
Appendix I Food Safety Tables
777
Appendix J Information Resources
780
Appendix K Calculations and Conversions
789
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