Nutrition for DummiesBook - 1999
This book is designed to end the war between your need for good nutrition and your equally compelling need for tasty meals. In fact (listen up, here!), what's good for you can also be good to eat - and vice versa. Nutrition For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is for anyone who wants to:Prepare quick, nutritious meals Understand why some diets work and others don't Interpret nutritional labels Distinguish "good" fat from bad
Nutrition For Dummies , 2nd Edition, isn't going to overwhelm you with a strict regimen of what to put on the table every day from now until you are 104 years old. Instead, this book means to give you the information you need to make wise food choices - which always means choices that please the palate and soul, as well as the body. This book covers all these topics, and more:Figuring out how many calories you need How your body uses protein, fat, and carbs Whether or not to take vitamin and mineral supplements Maintaining the right amount of water in your body Understanding why you eat when you eat How an allergic reaction occurs Using food as medicine
This book will also introduce you to the newest flash in the nutrition sky: phytochemicals, a group of fascinating compounds in plant foods. You may already be familiar with one such substance, carotene, the deep yellow pigment in fruits and vegetables that your body can convert to a form of vitamin A. Nutrition For Dummies, 2nd Edition, can help you become more aware of this and other areas of the latest nutritional research.