Understanding Nutrition

Hardcover | March 19, 2015

byEleanor Noss Whitney, Sharon Rady Rolfes, Gail Hammond

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Nutrition is an active science, and staying current is paramount. To that end, the second Canadian edition of Understanding Nutrition builds on the science of previous U.S. editions as well as the first Canadian edition with the latest in nutrition research. The second Canadian edition presents the core information of an introductory nutrition course. The early chapters introduce the nutrients and their work in the body, and the later chapters apply that information to people's lives - describing the role of foods and nutrients in energy balance and weight control, in physical activity, in the life cycle, in disease prevention, in food safety, and in hunger. The mission of this text is to reveal the fascination of science in nutrition and provide readers with an understanding of nutrition so that they can make healthy choices in their daily lives.

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Nutrition is an active science, and staying current is paramount. To that end, the second Canadian edition of Understanding Nutrition builds on the science of previous U.S. editions as well as the first Canadian edition with the latest in nutrition research. The second Canadian edition presents the core information of an introductory ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:896 pages, 11.15 × 9.25 × 1.56 inPublished:March 19, 2015Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176531548

ISBN - 13:9780176531546

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Chapter 1: An Overview of NutritionChapter 2: Planning a Healthy DietChapter 3: Digestion, Absorption, and TransportChapter 4: The Carbohydrates: Sugars, Starches, and FibresChapter 5: The Lipids: Triglycerides, Phospholipids, and SterolsChapter 6: Protein: Amino AcidsChapter 7: Metabolism: Transformations and InteractionsChapter 8: Energy Balance and Body CompositionChapter 9: Weight Management: Overweight, Obesity, and UnderweightChapter 10: Nutrients for Energy MetabolismChapter 11: Water and the ElectrolytesChapter 12: The Antioxidant NutrientsChapter 13: Nutrients for Bone HealthChapter 14: Nutrients for Blood HealthChapter 15: Fitness: Physical Activity, Nutrients, and Body AdaptationsChapter 16: Life Cycle Nutrition: Pregnancy and LactationChapter 17: Life Cycle Nutrition: Infancy, Childhood, and AdolescenceChapter 18: Life Cycle Nutrition: Adulthood and the Later YearsChapter 19: Diet and HealthChapter 20: Consumer Concerns about Foods and WaterChapter 21: Hunger and the Global EnvironmentAppendix A: Cells, Hormones, and NervesAppendix B: Basic Chemistry ConceptsAppendix C: Biochemical Structures and PathwaysAppendix D: Measures of Protein QualityAppendix E: Nutrition AssessmentAppendix F: Physical Activity and Energy RequirementsAppendix G: Beyond the Basics: Meal Planning for Healthy Eating, Diabetes Prevention and ManagementAppendix H: WHO: Nutrition Recommendations, and United States Dietary Guidelines and Meal PlanningAppendix I: Nutrient Value of Some Common Foods (available online)