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Nutrition for Dummies (For Dummies)by Carol Ann Rinzler
Synopses & Reviews
“Do you want fries with that?”
You probably know the right answer to that question from a nutritional standpoint. In fact, if you’re among the 60% of Americans who are overweight, you probably know that you should forgo the burger, too. But good nutrition isn’t just about eating less—it’s about eating right, whether you weigh in at 95 or 295. A perennial favorite, Nutrition for Dummies, 3rd Edition is packed with practical, sensible advice on healthy eating, cutting calories, and finding a good nutritional balance. Balance is the key word. This book helps you make wise food choices and maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle. You’ll discover how to:
Written by Carol Ann Rinzler, the author of 20 books on food and health, including Nutrition for Dummies and Controlling Cholesterol For Dummies, this classic guide has been extensively updated; over 25% of the material is new and covers the latest information on nutrition, including:
Complete with a list of superstar foods, ten easy ways to cut calories, and great Web sites loaded with nutritional information, Nutrition for Dummies, 3rd Edition tells you what you need to know to eat healthier at home or on the go.
Health guru Rinzler has updated her classic guide with the latest nutrition information, including an all-new list of essential nutrients, revised specifics on the government's Dietary Guidelines for Americans and Recommended Dietary Allowances, and the lowdown on energy drinks, trans fats, and genetically engineered foods.
This title contains over 25 per cent of new material since the previous edition, and covers everything from using nutrition charts to improve eating habits to understanding why some diets work and others don't.
Get the scoop on trans fats and genetically engineered foods
Make wise food choices and maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle
Looking for sensible, easy-to-follow nutritional advice? This guide is jampacked with practical tips on improving your eating habits and meeting all your nutritional needs, whether youre a meat-lover, vegetarian, or vegan. Youll find new information on essential nutrients, clarified Dietary Guidelines, and an updated list of the Recommended Daily Allowances.
Discover how to:
Praise for Nutrition For Dummies
"Before you eat your next meal, read this book."
Dr. Manfred Kroger, Professor of Food Science, Pennsylvania State University
"Everything she writes is worth reading."
Cindy Pearson, Executive Director, National Womens Health Network
You've been hearing it since you were a little kid: "You are what you eat." But unlike most of the 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.
This edition of Nutrition for Dummieshas been updated with the latest revisions of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, new recommended daily allowances for all the nutrients a healthy body needs, plus the real low-down on all the conflicting opinions about vitamins and minerals, protein, fats, and carbs. You’ll discover how to:
Nutrition for Dummies, Fourth Edition,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 all the latest guidelines and research. It shows you how to manage your diet so you can 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 the soul, and ten easy ways you can cut calories.
An apple a day may not necessarily keep the doctor away, but with the simple guidance of Nutrition for Dummies, you can live happily—and healthily—ever after.
About the Author
Carol Ann Rinzler is a noted authority on health and nutrition and holds an MA from Columbia University. She writes a weekly 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
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 Superstar Foods.
Chapter 29: Ten Easy Ways to Cut Calories.
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