Visualizing Nutrition: Everyday Choices

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 16, 2009 - Medical - 640 pages
This comprehensive book provides nutritionists with an easy-to-understand overview of key concepts in the field. The material is presented along with vivid images from the National Geographic Society, illustrations, and diagrams. Numerous pedagogical features are integrated throughout the chapters, including Health and Disease, Wellness, and Making Sense of the Information that make the material easier to understand. By following a visual approach, nutritionists will quickly learn the material in an engaging way.
 

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Contents

Food Choices and Nutrient Intake
4
Nutrition in Health and Disease
12
Guidelines for a Healthy Diet
28
Dietary Reference Intakes DRIs
34
Food and Supplement Labels
44
From Meals to Molecules
54
The Digestive System
60
Digestion in Health and Disease
71
Eating Disorders
317
Nutrition Fitness and Physical Activity
330
Physical Activity Fitness and Health
332
Fueling Exercise
339
Energy and Nutrient Needs
345
That Sports Bar?
353
Nutrition During Pregnancy and Infancy
364
Nutritional Needs During Pregnancy
372

An Overview of Metabolism
80
Sugars Starches
86
Carbohydrate Digestion and Absorption
93
Carbohydrates in Health and Disease
101
Meeting Carbohydrate Needs
108
Types of Lipids
122
Absorbing and Transporting Lipids
128
Lipids in Health and Disease
134
Meeting Protein Needs
169
Vitamins
184
The WaterSoluble Vitamins
193
The FatSoluble Vitamins
212
Meeting Needs with Dietary
228
Water
240
Better?
247
Major Minerals and Bone Health
258
Trace Minerals
268
Energy Balance
288
Energy Balance
295
What Determines Body Size and Shape?
302
Managing Body Weight
308
Factors That Increase the Risks Associated
379
Nutrition for Infants
387
Nutrition from 1 to 100
400
Nutrition for Children
402
Nutrition for Adolescents
411
The Impact of Alcohol Throughout Life
426
How Safe Is Our Food Supply?
436
Keeping Food Safe
438
Bacteria
452
Biotechnology
465
Feeding the World
474
Causes of Hunger Around the World
479
Increasing Food Production While
489
Additional DRI Tables
501
and Guidelines
540
Glossary
563
References
569
Table and Line Art Credits
583
Blood
590
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