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Nutrition For Dummies, 5th Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-93231-5
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408 pages
May 2011
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Introduction 1

Part I: The Basic Facts about Nutrition 7

Chapter 1: What’s Nutrition, Anyway? 9

Chapter 2: Digestion: The 24/7 Food Factory 21

Chapter 3: Calories: The Energizers 29

Chapter 4: Big, Bigger, Biggest: The Growing American Body 39

Chapter 5: How Much Nutrition Do You Need? 53

Chapter 6: A Supplemental Story 63

Part II: What You Get from Food 73

Chapter 7: Powerful Protein 75

Chapter 8: Facing Facts on Fat and Cholesterol 85

Chapter 9: Carbohydrates: A Complex Story 99

Chapter 10: Alcohol: Another Form of Grape and Grain 115

Chapter 11: Vigorous Vitamins 127

Chapter 12: Mighty Minerals 149

Chapter 13: Water Works 167

Part III: Healthy Eating 179

Chapter 14: Why You Eat When You Eat 181

Chapter 15: Why You Like the Foods You Like 191

Chapter 16: Building a Healthful Diet 203

Chapter 17: Making Wise Food Choices 215

Chapter 18: Eating Smart When Eating Out 229

Part IV: Food Processing 239

Chapter 19: What Is Food Processing? 241

Chapter 20: Cooking and Nutrition 253

Chapter 21: What Happens When Food Is Frozen, Canned, Dried, or Zapped 269

Chapter 22: Better Eating through Chemistry 279

Part V: Food and Medicine 291

Chapter 23: When Food Gives You Hives 293

Chapter 24: Brain Food 303

Chapter 25: Food and Drug Interactions 323

Chapter 26: Using Food as Medicine 333

Part VI: The Part of Tens 345

Chapter 27: Ten or So Nutrition Web Sites 347

Chapter 28: Ten or So Superstar Foods 355

Chapter 29: Ten Terrifi c Foods Starting with the Letter P 363

Chapter 30: Ten Easy Ways to Cut Calories 371

Index 375

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