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The Science of Nutrition

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780805394351

ISBN10:
0805394354
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/1/2008
Publisher(s):
Benjamin Cummings

Summary

The Science of Nutritionoffers a rigorous, science-based approach to nutrition that capitalizes on readers'natural interest in nutrition by demonstrating how nutrition relates to their own health. The text uses an applied approach to vitamins and minerals, organizing them based on their functions and effects on the body. This applied approach is evident in the functional organization of the micronutrient (vitamin and mineral) chapters. Rather than requiring readers to memorize all the vitamins and minerals and their characteristics, the authors present them based on their functions (like fluid and electrolyte balance, antioxidant function, bone health, energy metabolism, immunity, and blood health) so that readers can understand their effects on the body. This approach also allows for going into greater depth on processes like energy and metabolism, fluid and electrolyte balance, antioxidants, blood health, bone health, and how micronutrients work in each of these functions.The Role of Nutrition in Our Health, Designing a Healthful Diet, The Human Body: Are We Really What We Eat?, Carbohydrates: Bountiful Sources of Energy and Nutrients, Fat: An Essential Energy-Supplying Nutrient, Proteins: Crucial Components of All Body Tissues, Metabolism: From Food to Life, Nutrients Involved in Energy Metabolism, Nutrients Involved in Fluid and Electrolyte Balance, Nutrients Involved in Antioxidant Function, Nutrients Involved in Bone Health, Nutrients Involved in Blood Health and Immunity, Achieving and Maintaining a Healthful Body Weight, Nutrition and Physical Activity: Keys to Good Health, Disordered Eating, Food Safety and Technology: Impact on Consumers, Nutrition Through the Lifecycle: Pregnancy and the First Year of Life, Nutrition Through the Lifecycle: Childhood and Adolescence, Nutrition Through the Lifecycle: Adulthood and the Later Years, Global NutritionFor all readers interested in nutrition.

Table of Contents

The Role of Nutrition in Our Health
Designing a Healthful Diet
The Human Body: Are We Really What We Eat?
Carbohydrates: Bountiful Sources of Energy and Nutrients
Fat: An Essential Energy-Supplying Nutrient
Proteins: Crucial Components of All Body Tissues
Metabolism: From Food to Life
Nutrients Involved in Energy Metabolism
Nutrients Involved in Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
Nutrients Involved in Antioxidant Function
Nutrients Involved in Bone Health
Nutrients Involved in Blood Health and Immunity
Achieving and Maintaining a Healthful Body Weight
Nutrition and Physical Activity: Keys to Good Health
Disordered Eating
Food Safety and Technology: Impact on Consumers
Nutrition Through the Lifecycle: Pregnancy and the First Year of Life
Nutrition Through the Lifecycle: Childhood and Adolescence
Nutrition Through the Lifecycle: Adulthood and the Later Years
Global Nutrition
Appendices: Nutrient Values of Foods
Calculations and Conversions, Nutrition and Physical Activity Recommendations for Canadians; Traditional Organization of Micronutrients
Caffeine Content of Foods
U.S. Exchange Lists
Stature-for-Age Charts
Organizations and Resources
A&P Review
Basic Chemistry Review
Biochemical Structures and Pathways
Review of Nutrition Assessment
Protein Quality/Fatty Acids in Foods
Answers to End-of-Chapter Questions
Glossary
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