Synopses & Reviews
For students who lack a strong science background, Contemporary Nutrition provides the ideal balance of reliable nutrition information and practical consumer-oriented knowledge. With his friendly writing style, Gordon Wardlaw acts as the student's personal guide to dispelling common misconceptions and to gaining a solid foundation for making informed nutrition choices.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Nutrition: A Key to Health1 What You Eat and Why 2 Tools for Diet Design3 The Human Body: A Nutrition PerspectivePart 2 Nutrients and Alcohol: The Heart of Nutrition4 Carbohydrates5 Lipids6 ProteinsPart 3 Vitamins and Minerals7 Alcohol8 Vitamins9 Water and MineralsPart 4 Energy Balance and Imbalance10 Weight Control11 Nutrition: Fitness and Sport12 Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Other ConditionsPart 5 Nutrition: A Focus on Life Stages13 Pregnancy and Breastfeeding14 Nutrition from Infancy through Adolescence15 Nutrition through AdulthoodPart 6 Nutrition Beyond the Nutrients16 Food Safety17 Undernutrition throughout the WorldAppendixesAnswers to Critical Thinking QuestionsGlossary Index