Nutrition for Life: A No Fad, Non-Nonsense Approach to Eating Well and Reaching Your Healthy Weight

Editor/Author Deen, Darwin and Hark, Lisa
Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Inc.

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-0-7566-2623-5
Category: Food, Drink, Nutrition
Image Count: 291
Book Status: Available
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Nutrition for Life has been designed to help you to think seriously about your diet and lifestyle in an easy and enjoyable way. Whether you are single, married, have young or older children, are healthy, or suffer from a chronic medical condition, you will gain short-term and long-term health benefits from reading this guide and by putting into effect the advice it contains.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Assess your Health and Lifestyle
  • The Nutrition–Energy Balance
  • Look at your Lifestyle
  • Check your Physical Health
  • Assess your Shape and Weight
  • Do you Need to Change?
  • Making Changes
  • Food for Life
  • Why we Need Food
  • The Need for Fats
  • Good Fats, Bad Fats
  • Reducing Saturated Fat
  • Proteins for Growth
  • Carbohydrates for Energy
  • Facts About Fiber
  • What are Vitamins?
  • Vitamin Directory
  • Phytochemicals
  • What are Minerals?
  • Mineral directory
  • Elements of a healthy diet
  • Making the best dietary choices
  • Dietary guidelines
  • Wholesome grains
  • Vegetables for health
  • Fruits for health
  • The benefits of dairy
  • Healthy protein sources
  • Red meat: good or bad?
  • Poultry for protein
  • Fish and shellfish in a healthy diet
  • Legumes, seeds, and nuts
  • Eggs and health
  • The need for fluids
  • Foods to eat sparingly
  • Is a vegetarian diet healthier?
  • Eating away from home
  • Eating for the time of your life
  • When our needs change
  • Fuel for children
  • Your child’s growth
  • Food in the first year
  • Benefits of breast milk
  • Feeding your baby formula
  • Introducing first foods
  • Nutrition for toddlers
  • Feeding preschool children
  • Nutrition for school-age children
  • Dietary needs of adolescents
  • Nutrition throughout adulthood
  • Eating for two
  • Nutritional needs of new mothers
  • During and after menopause
  • The extra needs of athletes
  • The Middle-to-later years of life
  • Feeling good into old age
  • The truth about weight control
  • Why weight control is important
  • Looking at diet plans
  • Diet directory
  • Extra help with weight loss
  • Your personal diet plan
  • Regular exercise and weight loss
  • Children and weight management
  • When you need to gain weight
  • Food as medicine
  • Improving health through diet
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Cardiovascular disease and nutrition
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Digestive disorders
  • Nutrition for digestive disorders
  • Disorders of the urinary system
  • Bone and joint disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Nutrition for diabetes
  • Food allergies and intolerances
  • Migraine headache
  • Cancer
  • Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
  • Dietary supplements
  • The food you buy
  • Nutrition and modern food production
  • How food is preserved
  • Smart shopping
  • How to store food
  • Preserving food at home
  • Food preparation and cooking
  • Food hygiene
  • Food analysis
  • What is in the food you eat?
  • Useful addresses
  • Acknowledgments