Nutrition For Dummies, Paperback
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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, 2 nd 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


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400 pages, black & white illustrations, black & white tables
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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  • Category: Diets & dieting
  • ISBN: 9780470972762



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Very good reference book. Lays out the general principles well, although becomes somewhat technical for the 'lay' reader, and adopts a rather certain tone for a branch of science that is still finding its feet.

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