Nutrition For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 26, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 408 pages
Get the facts on good nutrition, slim down, and feel great

You've been hearing it since you were a little kid: "You are what you eat." But unlike most adages you've long since debunked, this wise saying is true! Good nutrition is the key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight and lifelong good health?no matter how you slice it.

Nutrition For Dummies is a one-size-fits-all guide to nutrition for anyone who may have fallen asleep in health class, wants to brush up on what they already know, or is looking to keep up-to-speed on the latest guidelines and research. It shows you how to manage your diet so you get the most bang (nutrients) for your buck (calories) and gives you the skinny on how to put together a healthy shopping list, how to prepare foods that are good for the body and soul, and ten easy ways to cut calories.

  • More than 20% new and updated information for this edition, including the truth about feeding your brain, vitamin D supplements, and energy drinks
  • Coverage of the new 2010 Dietary Guidelines For Americans report
  • Other titles by Rinzler: Controlling Cholesterol For Dummies

An apple a day may not necessarily keep the doctor away, but with the simple guidance of Nutrition For Dummies, you can be on your way to living a happier, healthier ever after.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Basic Facts about Nutrition
7
Digestion The 247 Food Factory
21
Calories The Energizers
29
Big Bigger Biggest The Growing American Body
39
How Much Nutrition Do You Need?
53
A Supplemental Story
63
What You Get from Food
73
Why You Like the Foods You Like
191
Building a Healthful Diet
203
Making Wise Food Choices
215
Eating Smart When Eating Out
229
Food Processing
239
Cooking and Nutrition
253
What Happens When Food Is Frozen Canned Dried or Zapped
269
Better Eating through Chemistry
279

Powerful Protein
75
Facing Facts on Fat and Cholesterol
85
Carbohydrates A Complex Story
99
Alcohol Another Form of Grape and Grain
115
Vigorous Vitamins
127
Mighty Minerals
149
Water Works
167
Healthy Eating
179
Why You Eat When You Eat
181
Food and Medicine
291
Brain Food
303
Food and Drug Interactions
323
Using Food as Medicine
333
The Part of Tens
345
Ten or So Superstar Foods
355
Ten Terrific Foods Starting with the Letter P
363
Ten Easy Ways to Cut Calories
371
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About the author (2011)

Carol Ann Rinzler is a noted authority on health and nutrition and is the author of more than 20 books on food and health, including Controlling Cholesterol For Dummies. She has contributed to The New York Times, Redbook, Family Circle, and the New York Daily News.

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