Nutrition For Dummies

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-05-31
  • Publisher: For Dummies

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Get the facts on good nutrition, slim down, and feel great You've been hearing it since you were a little kid: "You are what you eat." But unlike most adages you've long since debunked, this wise saying is true! Good nutrition is the key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight and lifelong good health no matter how you slice it. Nutrition For Dummies is a one-size-fits-all guide to nutrition for anyone who may have fallen asleep in health class, wants to brush up on what they already know, or is looking to keep up-to-speed on the latest guidelines and research. It shows you how to manage your diet so you get the most bang (nutrients) for your buck (calories) and gives you the skinny on how to put together a healthy shopping list, how to prepare foods that are good for the body and soul, and ten easy ways to cut calories. More than 20% new and updated information for this edition, including the truth about feeding your brain, vitamin D supplements, and energy drinks Coverage of the new 2010 Dietary Guidelines For Americans report Other titles by Rinzler: Controlling Cholesterol For Dummies An apple a day may not necessarily keep the doctor away, but with the simple guidance of Nutrition For Dummies, you can be on your way to living a happier, healthier ever after.

Author Biography

Carol Ann Rinzler is a noted authority on health and nutrition and is the author of more than 20 books on food and health, including Controlling Cholesterol For Dummies. She has contributed to The New York Times, Redbook, Family Circle, and the New York Daily News.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
The Basic Facts about Nutritionp. 7
What‚«÷s Nutrition, Anyway?p. 9
Digestion: The 24/7 Food Factoryp. 21
Calories: The Energizersp. 29
Big, Bigger, Biggest: The Growing American Bodyp. 39
How Much Nutrition Do You Need?p. 53
A Supplemental Storyp. 63
What You Get from Foodp. 73
Powerful Proteinp. 75
Facing Facts on Fat and Cholesterolp. 85
Carbohydrates: A Complex Storyp. 99
Alcohol: Another Form of Grape and Grainp. 115
Vigorous Vitaminsp. 127
Mighty Mineralsp. 149
Water Worksp. 167
Healthy Eatingp. 179
Why You Eat When You Eatp. 181
Why You Like the Foods You Likep. 191
Building a Healthful Dietp. 203
Making Wise Food Choicesp. 215
Eating Smart When Eating Outp. 229
Food Processingp. 239
What Is Food Processing?p. 241
Cooking and Nutritionp. 253
What Happens When Food Is Frozen, Canned, Dried, or Zappedp. 269
Better Eating through Chemistryp. 279
Food and Medicinep. 291
When Food Gives You Hivesp. 293
Brain Foodp. 303
Food and Drug Interactionsp. 323
Using Food as Medicinep. 333
The Part of Tensp. 345
Ten or So Nutrition Web Sitesp. 347
Ten or So Superstar Foodsp. 355
Ten Terrifi c Foods Starting with the Letter Pp. 363
Ten Easy Ways to Cut Caloriesp. 371
Indexp. 375
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