In this fully updated second edition, expert dieticians Sue Baic and Nigel Denby provide no-nonsense advice, equipping you with all the information you need to make informed decisions about your diet. The book acts as a sound reference point if you want to know the facts about food, and debunks the myths behind fad diets.
Nutrition For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides a detailed understanding of the nutritional breakdown of different food groups and examines the relationship food has with one's physical and mental wellbeing. The book also advises you on how to establish healthy eating patterns and how to maximise the health benefits of what you eat.
This new edition includes approx 20% new and updated material, including new chapters on nutrition in institutions and how to eat healthily on the go. New content also includes up-to-date health guidelines and government policies, information on probiotics and over the counter weight loss drugs, plus advice on how to eat well on a budget.
Nutrition For Dummies, 2nd Edition includes:
Part I: The Basic Facts about Nutrition
Chapter 1: What's Nutrition, Anyway?
Chapter 2: Digestion: The 24-Hour Food Factory
Chapter 3: Why You Eat What You Eat and Like What You Like
Part II: What You Get from Food
Chapter 4: Powerful Protein
Chapter 5: The Lowdown on Fat and Cholesterol
Chapter 6: Calories: The Energisers
Chapter 7: Carbohydrates: A Complex Story
Chapter 8: The Alcohol Truth: The Whole Truth
Chapter 9: Vigorous Vitamins
Chapter 10: Mighty Minerals
Chapter 11: Phabulous Phytochemicals
Chapter 12: Water Works
Part III: Healthy Eating
Chapter 13: What Is a Healthy Diet?
Chapter 14: Making Wise Food Choices
Chapter 15 : Ensuring Good Nutrition Whoever You Are
NEW! Chapter 16: Eating in Institutions
NEW! Chapter 17: Being Nutritionally Savvy on the Go
Part IV: Processed Food
Chapter 18: What Is Processed Food?
Chapter 19: Cooking and Keeping Food
Chapter 20: Weird Science: Examining Food Additives
Part V: Food and Health
Chapter 21: Food and Allergies
Chapter 22: Food and Mood
Chapter 23: Food and Medicine
Chapter 24: Food and Dietary Supplements
Part VI: The Part of Tens
Chapter 25: Ten Nutrition Web Sites You Can Trust
Chapter 26: Ten Superfoods
Chapter 27: Ten Fad Diets: The Truth Behind the Headlines