Nutrition : An Applied Approach

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
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Nutrition: An Applied Approach Update contains the most current information on the recently-released MyPyramid system (which replaced the Food Guide Pyramid) and the new 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. As in the First EDITION, the Update presents introductory nutrition information to non-majors in an applied format that discourages memorization and promotes long-term understanding of the material. 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, Nutrition in Pregnancy and the First Year of Life, Nutrition from Childhood to Late Adulthood. For all readers interested in learning the basics of introductory 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
Nutrients Involved in Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
Nutrients Involved in Antioxidant Function
Nutrients Involved in Bone Health
Nutrients Involved in Energy Metabolism and Blood Formation
Energy Balance and WEIGHT Management
Nutrition and Physical Activity: Keys to Good Health
Disordered Eating
Food Safety and Technology: Impact on Consumers
Nutrition Throughout the Lifecycle: Pregnancy and the First Year of Life
Nutrition Throughout the Lifecycle: Childhood to Late Adulthood
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