Nutrition For Dummies

Nutrition For Dummies

by Carol Ann Rinzler

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118042809
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/07/2010
Series: For Dummies Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 513,118
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Carol Ann Rinzler is a noted authority on health and nutrition and holds an MA from Columbia University. She has written a nutrition column for the New York Daily News and is the author of more than 20 health-related books, including Controlling Cholesterol For Dummies, Weight Loss Kit For Dummies, and the highly acclaimed Estrogen and Breast Cancer: A Warning to Women. Rinzler lives in New York with her husband, wine writer Perry Luntz, and their amiable cat, Kat.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: The Basic Facts about Nutrition.

Chapter 1: What’s Nutrition, Anyway?

Chapter 2: Digestion: The 24-Hour Food Factory.

Chapter 3: Calories: The Energizers.

Chapter 4: How Much Nutrition Do You Need?

Chapter 5: A Supplemental Story.

Part II: What You Get from Food.

Chapter 6: Powerful Protein.

Chapter 7: The Lowdown on Fat and Cholesterol.

Chapter 8: Carbohydrates: A Complex Story.

Chapter 9: Alcohol: Another Form of Grape and Grain.

Chapter 10: Vigorous Vitamins.

Chapter 11: Mighty Minerals.

Chapter 12: Phabulous Phytochemicals.

Chapter 13: Water Works.

Part III: Healthy Eating.

Chapter 14: Why You Eat When You Eat.

Chapter 15: Why You Like the Foods You Like.

Chapter 16: What Is a Healthful Diet?

Chapter 17: Making Wise Food Choices.

Chapter 18: Eating Smart When Eating Out.

Part IV: Food Processing.

Chapter 19: What Is Food Processing?

Chapter 20: Cooking and Nutrition.

Chapter 21: What Happens When Food Is Frozen, Canned, Dried, or Zapped.

Chapter 22: Better Eating through Chemistry.

Part V: Food and Medicine.

Chapter 23: When Food Gives You Hives.

Chapter 24: Food and Mood.

Chapter 25: Food and Drug Interactions.

Chapter 26: Using Food as Medicine.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 27: Ten Nutrition Web Sites.

Chapter 28: Ten (Well, Okay, Twelve) Superstar Foods.

Chapter 29: Ten Easy Ways to Cut Calories.

Index.

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Nutrition for Dummies 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
bluemoonVA More than 1 year ago
This book was exactly was I was looking for - it contains basic information and also tidbits that go beyond the basic. It also has a bibliography and online resources for further research.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book covers all basic nutrition topics. The information is accurate and factual. It is an excellent reference book. I have referred back to this book on several occasions. The material is well organized and makes concepts easy to understand.
srvivor803 More than 1 year ago
I own a few other "for DUMMIES" books and they never let me down. They get into a subject just enough and the way they are set up you can even pick and choose what information is important to you and only read what you want or you can read it cover to cover. I have not finished with this one yet but it definitely is helping me with the information I was looking for.
MrsLee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A very easy way to understand supplements, nutrition and the food we eat. It has a great chart of the nutritive and caloric values of lots of foods in it. I like the chart because it is up to date on some of the fruits and vegetables which are now available to us in our stores.
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