Nutrition: Concepts And Controversies

Paperback | February 10, 2011

byFrances Sizer, Ellie Whitney, Leonard Piche

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You've heard the phrase, "You are what you eat"? This text gives you a better understanding of the phrase, and hits home the simple but obvious truth. You really are what you eat! Nutrition Concepts and Controversies has been a cornerstone in nutrition classes across North America, serving the needs of students and professors in building a healthier future. In keeping with this tradition, the Second Canadian Edition will continue to explore the ever-changing frontier of nutrition knowledge in Canada, reflecting our Canadian cultural identity and helping students achieve both their learning and health goals, while maintaining strong user-celebrated pedagogy. Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies focuses on nutrition principles and their application while offering outstanding coverage of the biological foundations of nutrition without assuming previous knowledge of them. The Canadian edition incorporates Canada's new food guide along with a wealth of Canadian examples, references and updates.

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You've heard the phrase, "You are what you eat"? This text gives you a better understanding of the phrase, and hits home the simple but obvious truth. You really are what you eat! Nutrition Concepts and Controversies has been a cornerstone in nutrition classes across North America, serving the needs of students and professors in buildi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:10.81 × 8.5 × 1 inPublished:February 10, 2011Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176502580

ISBN - 13:9780176502584

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Chapter 1: Food Choices and Human HealthControversy: Sorting the Impostors from the Real Nutrition Experts Chapter 2: Nutrition Tools-Standards and Guidelines Controversy: Phytochemicals and Functional Foods: What Do They Promise?What Do They Deliver? Chapter 3: The Remarkable Body Controversy: Alcohol and Nutrition: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks? Chapter 4: The Carbohydrates: Sugar, Starch, Glycogen, and Fibre Controversy: Sugar and Alternative Sweeteners: Are They Bad for You? Chapter 5: The Lipids: Fats, Oils, Phospholipids, and Sterols Controversy: High-Fat Foods: Which to Choose for Good Health? Chapter 6: The Proteins and Amino Acids Controversy: Vegetarian and Meat-Containing Diets: What Are the Benefits and Pitfalls? Chapter 7: The Vitamins Controversy: Vitamin Supplements: Who Benefits? Chapter 8: Water and Minerals Controversy: Osteoporosis: Can Lifestyle Choices Reduce the Risks? Chapter 9: Energy Balance and Healthy Body WeightControversy: The Perils of Eating Disorders Chapter 10: Nutrients, Physical Activity, and the Body's Responses Controversy: Ergogenic Aids: Breakthroughs, Gimmicks, or Dangers? Chapter 11: Diet and Health Controversy: The Obesity Epidemic-How Can We Gain Control? Chapter 12: Food Safety and Food Technology Controversy: Organic Foods and Genetically Modified Foods: What Are the Pros and Cons? Chapter 13: Life Cycle Nutrition: Mother and Infant Controversy: Childhood Obesity and Early Development of Chronic Diseases Chapter 14: Child, Teen, and Older Adult Controversy: Nutrient-Drug Interactions: Who Should Be Concerned? Chapter 15: Hunger and the Global Environment Controversy: Agribusiness and Food Production: How to Go Forward?