Understanding Nutrition

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Edition: 12th
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2010-01-01
Publisher(s): Wadsworth Publishing
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I really like this textbook. It's great for review. This is a textbook that the students can dig into and thoroughly understand during one course. I am really enjoying this book. This textbook takes the study of nutrition to a new level with an emphasis on active learning, assignable content, and integrated resources. I would recommend this book for anyone interested in making healthier food choices.






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Summary

This best-selling introductory nutrition text is praised for its approachable narrative, engaging presentation, and careful explanations. The new Twelfth Edition of Whitney and Rolfes' Understanding Nutrition takes the study of nutrition to a new level with an emphasis on active learning, assignable content, and integrated resources. From its beautiful and carefully developed art program to its strong science base, contemporary coverage, and market-leading supplements, the Twelfth Edition of Understanding Nutrition connects with its readers and continues to set the standard for texts in this market.

This text includes 20 chapters beginning with core nutrition topics; such as, diet planning, macronutrients, vitamins and minerals, and following with chapters on diet and health, fitness, life span nutrition, food safety, and world hunger. Understanding Nutrition connects with students--engaging them as it teaches the basic concepts and applications of nutrition. Take a fresh look at Understanding Nutrition.

"Nutrition in Your Life" chapter openers introduce and engage students by connecting chapter topics to applications in students’ lives. This feature is revisited at the end of each chapter in the "Nutrition Portfolio" sections. At the end of each chapter, "Nutrition Portfolio" sections invite students to evaluate and compare their personal dietary choices with dietary goals introduced in the text. The "Nutrition Portfolio" questions are now correlated to Diet Analysis Plus.

Table of Contents

An Overview of Nutrition
Highlight: Nutrition Information and Misinformation--On the Net and in the News
Planning a Healthy Diet
Highlight: Vegetarian Diets
Digestion, Absorption, and Transport
Highlight: Common Digestive Problems
The Carbohydrates: Sugars, Starches, and Fibers
Highlight: Carbs, Calories, and Controversies
The Lipids: Triglycerides, Phospholipids, and Sterols
Highlight: High-Fat Foods--Friend or Foe?
Protein: Amino Acids
Highlight: Nutritional Genomics
Metabolism: Transformations and Interactions
Highlight: Alcohol and Nutrition
Energy Balance and Body Composition
Highlight: Eating Disorders
Weight Management: Overweight, Obesity, and Underweight
Highlight: The Latest and Greatest Weight-Loss Diet--Again
The Water-Soluble Vitamins: B Vitamins and Vitamin C. Highlight: Vitamin and Mineral Supplements
The Fat-Soluble Vitamins: A, D, E, and K. Highlight: Antioxidant Nutrients in Disease Prevention
Water and the Major Minerals
Highlight: Osteoporosis and Calcium
The Trace Minerals
Highlight: Phytochemicals and Functional Foods
Fitness: Physical Activity, Nutrients, and Body Adaptations
Highlight: Supplements as Ergogenic Aids
Life Cycle Nutrition: Pregnancy and Lactation
Highlight: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Life Cycle Nutrition: Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence
Highlight: Childhood Obesity and the Early Development of Chronic Diseases
Life Cycle Nutrition: Adulthood and the Later Years
Highlight: Nutrient-Drug Interactions
Diet and Health
Highlight: Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Consumer Concerns about Foods and Wate.r Highlight: Food Biotechnology
Hunger and the Global Environment
Highlight: Environmentally-Friendly Food Choices
Cells, Hormones, and Nerves
Basic Chemistry Concepts
Biochemical Structures and Pathways
Measures of Protein Quality
Nutrition Assessment
Physical Activity and Energy Requirements
United States: Exchange Lists
Table of Food Composition
WHO: Nutrition Recommendations Canada: Choice System and Guidelines
Healthy People 2010
Glossary
Index
Dietary Reference Intakes (inside front covers, pp. A-C)
Aids to Calculations (inside back pages, pp. W-X)
Daily Values for Food Labels (inside back cover, p. Y)
Glossary of Nutrient Measures (inside back cover, p. Y)
Body Mass Index (inside back cover, p. Z)
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