Discovering Nutrition

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2013 - Health & Fitness - 688 pages
Discovering Nutrition, Fourth 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. Includes new section on diet and health, including obesity and physical activity.
 

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Discovering Nutrition is well written, and offers a balanced approach to nutrition. The authors have done their homework researching the various components of nutrition. It's useful as a text for students entering medical fields such as nursing, and dental hygiene.

Contents

Food Choices Nutrients and Nourishment
1
Nutrition Guidelines Tools for a Healthful Diet
28
Complementary Nutrition Functional Foods and Dietary Supplements
67
The Human Body From Food to Fuel
103
Carbohydrates Simple Sugars and Complex Chains
136
Spotlight on Alcohol
168
Lipids Not Just Fat
193
Proteins and Amino Acids Function Follows Form
233
Spotlight on Eating Disorders
475
Life Cycle Maternal and Infant Nutrition
499
Life Cycle From Childhood Through Adulthood
539
Food Safety and Technology Microbial Threats and Genetic Engineering
574
World View of Nutrition The Faces of Global Malnutrition
605
Nutrition and Health for Canadians
626
ATP Produced from Macronutrients
641
Answers to Study Questions
643

Spotlight on Metabolism
267
Energy Balanceand Weight Management Finding Your Equilibrium
295
Vitamins Vital Keys to Health
339
Water and Minerals The Ocean Within
386
Sports Nutrition Eating for Peak Performance
436
Glossary
649
Index
665
Photo Credits
689
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