9780321512185

Nutrition : An Applied Approach

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321512185

  • ISBN10:

    0321512189

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2009
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
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TheSecond Edition of Nutrition: An Applied Approach, presents introductory nutrition information to non-majors in an applied format that discourages memorization and promotes long-term understanding of the material. The authors capitalize on studentsrs" natural interest in nutrition by demonstrating how it relates to their health and their everyday lives, and by addressing- and debunking- commonly held misconceptions students have. The applied nature of the book is also reflected in the functional organization of the micronutrient chapters. The Role of Nutrition in Our Health, Designing a Healthful Diet, The Human Body: Are We Really What We Eat?Carbohydrates: Plant-Derived Energy Nutrients, Alcohol, Fat: An Essential Energy-Supplying Nutrient, Proteins: Crucial Components of All Body Tissues, Vitamins and Minerals: Micronutrients with Macro Powers, Nutrients Involved in Fluid and Electrolyte Balance, Nutrients Involved in Antioxidant Function, Phytochemicals and Functional Foods, Nutrients Involved in Bone Health, Nutrients Involved in Energy Metabolism and Blood Health, Achieving and Maintaining a Healthful Body Weight, Nutrition and Physical Activity: Keys to Good Health, Disordered Eating, Food Safety: Impact on Consumers, Nutrition Through the Lifecycle: Pregnancy and the First Year of Life, Nutrition Through the Lifecycle: Childhood to Late Adulthood, Global Nutrition.Intended for those interested in learning the basics of 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: Plant-Derived Energy Nutrients
In Depth: Alcohol
Fat: An Essential Energy-Supplying Nutrient
Proteins: Crucial Components of All Body Tissues
In Depth: Vitamins and Minerals: Micronutrients with Macro Powers
Nutrients Involved in Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
Nutrients Involved in Antioxidant Function
In Depth: Phytochemicals and Functional Foods
Nutrients Involved in Bone Health
Nutrients Involved in Energy Metabolism and Blood Health
Achieving and Maintaining a Healthful Body Weight
Nutrition and Physical Activity: Keys to Good Health
Disordered Eating
Food Safety: Impact on Consumers
Nutrition Through the Lifecycle: Pregnancy and the First Year of Life
Nutrition Through the Lifecycle: Childhood to Late Adulthood
In Depth: Global Nutrition
Appendices: Nutrient Values of Foods
Conversions and Calculations, Caffeine Content of Foods
U.S. Exchange Lists
Stature-for-Age Charts
Organizations and Resources
Answers to EOC Questions
Glossary
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