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Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies

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By: FS Sizer and EN Whitney

790 pages, Col photos, illus, figs, tabs


Paperback | Nov 1999 | Edition: 8 | #124470 | ISBN: 0534564666
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Nutrition Concepts and Controversies focuses on the application of Nutrition principles while offering outstanding coverage of biochemistry and physiology. Its colorful design and conversational writing style make it appealing and accessible to readers.


Food choices and human health. A lifetime of nourishment. the human body and its food. the science of nutrition. consumer corner: nutrition in the news. cultural and social meanings attached to food. nutrition goals for the nation. the challenge of choosing foods. food feature: how can I get enough nutrients without consuming too many calories? controversy 1: who speaks nutrition?2. nutrition standards and guidelines.nutrient recommendations. dietary guidelines. diet planning with the daily food guide and the food guide pyramid. consumer corner: checking out food labels. food feature: getting a feel for the nutrients in food. controversy 2: the Mediterranean diet: does it hold the secret for a healthy heart?3. the remarkable body. the body's cells. the body's fluids and the cardiovascular system. the hormonal and nervous system. the digestive system. the excretory system. storage systems. other systems. controversy 3: should we be eating the natural foods of ancient diets?4. the carbohydrates: sugar, starch, glycogen, and fibre. a close look at carbohydrates. the need for carbohydrates. consumer corner: refined, enriched, and whole-grain bread. from carbohydrates to glucose. the body's use of glucose. diabetes and hypoglycemia. food feature: meeting carbohydrate needs. controversy 4: sugar and alternative sweeteners: are they bad for you?5. the lipids: fats, oils, phosolipids, and sterols. introducing the lipids. a close look at fats. lipids in the body. the effects of processing on unsaturated fats. consumer corner: fat replacers. fat in the diet. food feature: defensive dining. controversy 5: alcohol and nutrition.6. the proteins and amino acids. the structure of proteins. digestion and absorption of protein. the roles of proteins in the body. consumer corner: protein and amino acid supplements. food proteins: quality, use and need. protein deficiency and excess. food feature: getting enough, but not too much, protein. controversy 6: vegetarians versus meat eaters; whose diet is best?7. the vitamins. definition and classification of vitamins. the fat-soluble vitamins. water-soluble vitamins. consumer corner: vitamin C and the common cold. vitamin supplements. food feature: choosing foods rich in vitamins. controversy 7: antioxidant nutrients: magic bullets? 8. water and minerals. water. consumer corner: which type of water is safest? body fluids and minerals. the major minerals. the trace minerals. (Part contents).

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