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This textbook provides the reader with thorough coverage of the role nutrition plays in enhancing one's health, fitness, and sport performance. Current research and practical activities are incorporated throughout.
Table of Contents
1 Introduction to Nutrition for Health, Fitness, and Sports Performance
2 Healthful Nutrition for Fitness and Sport: The Consumer Athlete
3 Human Energy
4 Carbohydrates: The Main Energy Food
5 Fat: An Important Energy Source during Exercise
6 Protein: The Tissue Builder
7 Vitamins: The Organic Regulators
8 Minerals: The Inorganic Regulators
9 Water, Electrolytes and Temperature Regulation
10 Body Weight and Composition for Health and Sport
11 Weight Maintenance and Loss through Proper Nutrition and Exercise
12 Weight Gaining through Proper Nutrition and Exercise
13 Food Drugs and Related Supplements
Appendix A—Units of Measurement: English System—Metric System Equivalents
Appendix B—Approximate Caloric Expenditure per Minute for Various Physical Activities
Appendix C—Self-Test on Drinking Habits and Alcoholism
Appendix D—Determination of Healthy Body Weight
Appendix E—Exchange Lists for Meal Planning
Appendix F—Calories, Percent Fat, Cholesterol, Sodium, and Dietary Fiber in Selected Fast-Food Restaurant Products
Appendix G—Energy Pathways of Carbohydrate, Fat, and Protein
Appendix H—Small Steps: 120 Small Steps to a Healthier Diet and Increased Physical Activity
Appendix I—Sample Menu for a 2000-Calorie Food Pattern