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Nutrition: An Applied Approach with MyPyramid Study Card,9780805376821
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Nutrition: An Applied Approach with MyPyramid Study Card

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Benjamin Cummings


Nutrition: An Applied Approachpresents introductory nutrition to readers in an applied format that discourages memorization and promotes long-term understanding of the material. The authors capitalize on readers'natural interest in nutrition by demonstrating how nutrition relates to their health, and by addressing and debunking commonly held misconceptions they have about nutrition. The book's functional organization of the micronutrient chapters encourages readers to develop a conceptual framework in which to organize the information and helps them understand the role of nutrients in their bodies and in their own health.The Role of Nutrition in Our Health, Designing a Healthful Diet, The Human Body, Carbohydrates, Fat, Proteins, Fluid and Electrolyte Balance, Antioxidant Function, Bone Health, Energy Metabolism and Blood Formation, Energy Balance and Weight Management, Physical Activity, Disordered Eating, Food Safety and Technology, Pregnancy and the First Year of Life, Childhood, Adolescence and Adulthood.For all readers interested in learning the basics of introductory nutrition.

Table of Contents

1. The Role of Nutrition in Our Health. 2. Designing a Healthful Diet. 3. The Human Body: Are We Really What We Eat? 4. Carbohydrates: Bountiful Sources of Energy and Nutrients. 5. Fat: An Essential Energy-Supplying Nutrient. 6. Proteins: Crucial Components of All Body Tissues. 7. Nutrients Involved in Fluid and Electrolyte Balance. 8. Nutrients Involved in Antioxidant Function. 9. Nutrients Involved in Bone Health. 10. Nutrients Involved in Energy Metabolism and Blood Formation. 11. Energy Balance and Weight Management. 12. Nutrition and Physical Activity: Keys to Good Health. 13. Disordered Eating. 14. Food Safety and Technology: Impact on Consumers. 15. Nutrition Throughout the Lifecycle: Pregnancy and the First Year of Life. 16. Nutrition Throughout the Lifecycle: Childhood to Late Adulthood. Appendices. Answers to Review Questions. Glossary. Index.

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