Visualizing Nutrition: Everyday Choices, 2nd Edition

Book Description

The 2nd edition of Visualizing Nutrition, expands upon the 1st introductory issue and continues to provide valuable on central issues of nutritional science in a visual approach. The text includes critical topics of nutrition, to help readers understand the topics through demonstration of their relevance to their personal life.  The material provides decision-making skills needed to navigate the myriad of choices readers face in promoting good and preventing disease.
Visualizing Nutrition's critical thinking approach and a solid underpinning of the process of science empowers readers to be knowledgeable consumers when faced with diverse information about emerging diseases such a SARS, biotech foods and gene therapy.  As they apply the thought processes and decision-making skills learned throughout the course, they come to understand that there are not "good" foods and "bad" foods, but rather that each choice is only part of an overall healthy diet and that it is the sum of those choices that determines good nutrition.  The premier art program, interactive components, and applicable content, make this a sure winner in sharing ones passion for Nutrition.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Nutrition: Everyday Choices
Chapter 2. Guidelines for a Healthy Diet
Chapter 3. Digestion: From Meals to Molecules
Chapter 4. Carbohydrates: Sugars, Starches, and Fibers
Chapter 5. Lipids: Fats, Phospholipids, and Sterols
Chapter 6. Proteins and Amino Acids
Chapter 7. Vitamins
Chapter 8. Water and Minerals
Chapter 9. Energy Balance and Weight
Chapter 10. Nutrition, Fitness, and Activity
Chapter 11. Pregnancy and Infancy
Chapter 12. Nutrition from 1 to 100
Chapter 13. How Safe Is Our Food Supply?
Chapter 14. Feeding the World
Appendix A: Additional DRI Tables
Appendix B: Standards for Body Size
Appendix C: Normal Blood Levels of Nutritional Relevance
Appendix D: U.S. Nutrition Recommendations and Guidelines
Appendix E: Lists
Appendix F: Food and Supplement Labeling Information
Appendix G: World Health Nutrition Recommendations
Appendix H: Energy Expenditure for Various Activities
Appendix I: Calculations and Conversions
Appendix J: Answers to Thinking It Through
Appendix K: Answers to Self-Tests

Book Details

  • Title: Visualizing Nutrition: Everyday Choices, 2nd Edition
  • Author: ,
  • Length: 672 pages
  • Edition: 2
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2012-01-10
  • ISBN-10: 1118013808
  • ISBN-13: 9781118013809
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