Appetite and Nutritional AssessmentAppetite is the desire to eat food and it exists in all higher life-forms, and serves to regulate adequate energy intake to maintain metabolic needs. A person's nutritional assessment is an in-depth evaluation of both objective and subjective data related to the individual's food and nutrient intake, lifestyle, and medical history. The association of appetite, diet and nutrition with chronic disease such as diabetes has been well documented. This book presents a variety of topics on appetite and health. It highlights the complexity of accurately assessing dietary patterns and dietary needs. Also included is new research on the role of peptides in appetite control as well as a new approach in the thinking on why eating disorders occur.
The Atlas of FoodBy providing an up-to-date and visually appealing understanding of important issues around global food and agriculture, The Atlas of Food maps out broad areas of investigation--contamination of food and water, overnutrition, micronutrient deficiency, processing, farming, and trade--to offer a concise overview of today's food and farming concerns.
Clinical Nutrition For Dummies®This guide explores the nutritional requirements at various life stages, from pediatric through geriatric. It features information on the importance of proper nutrition during pregnancy, and shares tips for modifying dietary intake and health behavior theory, along with properly communicating health information.
Combating Micronutrient DeficienciesMicronutrient deficiency affects more than two billion people in the world today, contributing to the vicious cycle of malnutrition and underdevelopment. Micronutrient deficiencies have long-ranging effects on health, learning ability and productivity. Food-based approaches, which include food production, dietary diversification and food fortification, are sustainable strategies for improving the micronutrient status of populations. This book focuses on practical, sustainable actions for overcoming micronutrient deficiencies through increased access to, and consumption of, adequate quantities and an appropriate variety of safe, good-quality food. It is suitable for policymakers, agronomists, food and nutrition security planners, and health workers.
Complete Idiot's Guide to Total NutritionThis updated guide gives reader the critical nutritional information they need to make smart food choices. Readers are given easy strategies for deciphering nurition labels, incorporating all of the food groups into their diets, and getting the most out of vitamins and minerals.
Controversies in Food and NutritionYou can never have too many vitamins, until they kill you. Eat meat, but avoid beef, chicken, turkey, and pork. Packaged foods are more efficiently preserved than they were 100 years ago—but should we actually eat the stuff? Consumers are besieged with conflicting messages about food and nutrition, making it difficult for the average customer to know what to believe.
Dietary Fiber, Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and HealthFruits are an excellent source of essential vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber in the human diet. They are also a rich source of secondary metabolites that are proving to play an important role in the protection against numerous chronic diseases. These substances are almost ubiquitous in plant-derived foods and inherently have more subtle effects than nutrients.
Dietary Reference Intakes : The Essential Guide to Nutrient RequirementsWidely regarded as the classic reference work for the nutrition, dietetic, and allied health professions since its introduction in 1943, Recommended Dietary Allowances has been the accepted source in nutrient allowances for healthy people. Responding to the expansion of scientific knowledge about the roles of nutrients in human health, the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine, in partnership with Health Canada, has updated what used to be known as Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) and renamed their new approach to these guidelines Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs). Since 1998, the Institute of Medicine has issued eight exhaustive volumes of DRIs that offer
The Gale Encyclopedia of Nutrition and Food LabelsThis guide provides a unique source of information on food, nutrition, food labels, and associated legislation, organizations, and diseases and conditions. Coverage includes various topics related to nutrition and food labels.
The Handy Nutrition Answer BookYour fitness, health, and well-being depend on food and proper nutrition. Yet, knowing what is in the foods we eat, understanding the differences between good and bad fat, learning which foods are good sources of vitamins, keeping up on the latest scientific discoveries, or discerning the effectiveness of different diets can be challenging. To help answer these questions there's The Handy Nutrition Answer Book. Additionally, the book scrutinises the pros, cons and effectiveness of the biggest, most popular and trendiest diets on the market today.
Health, Nutrition, and Food DemandOver the last two decades, increasing concerns about health risks related to diets have had significant impacts on food consumption patterns in the United States and Europe. This timely book presents the results of several comparative studies of the impacts of health information on food consumption behavior amongst various socio-economic groups, and across many different countries. It also provides economic analysis of food demand estimations, and implications for future global food systems.
Nutrition for Sport and ExerciseFood and drink choices before, during and after training and competition have a direct impact on health, body mass and composition, nutrient availability and recovery time, and an optimal diet can significantly improve exercise performance. Nutrition for Sport and Exercise outlines the fundamental principles of nutrition in relation to sport and exercise and then applies these principles through practical tools such as food and nutrient lists, recipes and menu options.
Nutrition in Early LifeThe publication of the Department of Health White Paper'The Health of the Nation'(1992) and'Our Healthier Nation'(1998) gave emphasis to the importance of nutritional health of the nation at all ages. It is clear that the achievement of specific targets for pregnancy and infancy as set out in the White Paper will involve the training of all health care professionals in nutrition education. This book responds to the challenge and focuses on good nutrition for and during pregnancy, in low birth-weight infants, and during infancy.
Saturated Fats: Metabolism, Disease Risks and Public AwarenessThis new book presents current research in the study of the metabolism, disease risks and public awareness of saturated fats. Topics discussed include the epidemiological evidence and dietary intervention studies regarding the relationship of fats, carbohydrates and risk of coronary heart disease; the modulation of dietary conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) effects by saturated fats; effects of short and long-term saturated fat-enriched diet on the ceramide and neutral lipids accumulation in the insulin responsive tissues of rats and fatty acids and immune system functions.
An Apple a Day : The Myths, Misconceptions, and Truths About the Foods We EatEat salmon. It's full of good omega-3 fats. Don't eat salmon. It's full of PCBs and mercury. Eat more veggies. They're full of good antioxidants. Don't eat more veggies. The pesticides will give you cancer. Forget your dinner jacket and put on your lab coat: you have to be a nutritional scientist these days before you sit down to eat--which is why we need Dr. Joe Schwarcz, the expert in connecting chemistry to everyday life. In An Apple a Day, he's taken his thorough knowledge of food chemistry, applied it to today's top food fears, trends, and questions, and leavened it with his trademark lighthearted approach. The result is both an entertaining revelation of the miracles of science happening in our bodies every time we bite into a morsel of food, and a telling exploration of the myths, claims, and misconceptions surrounding our obsession with diets, nutrition, and weight.
Can Diets Be Harmful?These books provide a range of opinions on a social issue; each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives, e.g., eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper accounts, to illuminate the issue. Enhancing critical thinking skills, each At Issue volume is an excellent research tool to help readers understand current social issues and prepare reports.
Foundations and Clinical Applications of Nutrition : A Nursing ApproachFoundations and Clinical Applications of Nutrition: A Nursing Approach emphasizes the role of nutrition in health promotion, primary prevention, and clinical disease states, with an in-depth analysis of the USDA's Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005 and My Pyramid Food Guidance System. The dynamic author team utilizes a conversational writing style and a variety of learning features to apply information to the clinical setting. The Nursing Approach case studies in each chapter reinforce the nursing process as it relates to the content area. Applying Content Knowledge and Critical Thinking/Clinical Applications case studies reinforce and apply nutrition principles to real-world situations. Cultural Considerations boxes discuss various eating patterns related to ethnicity and religion to provide a global approach to nutrition. Health Debate and Social Issue boxes introduce timely topics and help separate popular media claims from academic research. Teaching Tool boxes provide tips and guidance to apply when educating patients.
Gastro Obscura: a food adventurer's guideWe've been stuck at home for long enough! It's time to get out and taste the world again. From those ever-curious, ever-quirky minds behind the #1 New York Times bestselling Atlas Obscura,with over 800,00 copies in print, comes an unputdownable guide that marries our endless appetite for travel with our insatiable interest in food. Continent by continent, country by country, Gastro Obscura takes up the mantle of Atlas Obscurato radically expand our sense of wonder about the world - in this case, what humans eat and drink, which turns out to be far more marvellous than we could ever imagine. Created by the founders of AtlasObscura.com, GastroObscura.com delivers fresh food stories daily to the millions of Atlas Obscura readers and Facebook fans, along with its own burgeoning dedicated email newsletter that is currently reaching over 192,000. And it is now serving up the best of it in a lavishly illustrated food-lover's gift of nearly 500 dishes, ingredients, traditions, and experiences. Discover English bog butter. 'Threads of God' pasta (only three women know how to make it). The best black bean fritter restaurant in Brazil. The world's largest floating restaurant. A croissant museum in Poland. Focusing as much on food's place in our lives as well as our bellies, the book covers history - the network of ancient Roman fish sauce factories. Culture - picture four million women gathering to make rice pudding. Travel - scale China's Mount Hua to reach a sacred tea house. Festivals - chase a wheel of double Gloucester at Britain's annual Cooper's Hill cheese rolling competition. And such truly surprising delicacies as sturgeon spinal cord, blood tofu, stinkbug tacos, and more.
Nutrition and Diet TherapyThis introductory normal and clinical nutrition text is perfect for those seeking a broad, introduction to nutrition concepts presents nutrition at a basic, applied level, with little detailed physiology or biochemistry. NEW TO THE EDITION: In The News segments connect current events and headlines with nutrition & diet therapy concepts. Fully updated to the most recent dietary standards. Significant revisions to the management of diabetes to reflect new standards and treatments.
Rapid Reference for Nurses - NutritionFits into the palm of your hand! Portable and concise, this quick reference equips nursing students and health professionals with the facts and figures they need for clinical experiences. Rapid Reference for Nurses: Nutrition allows students and professionals to answer the patient's questions concerning their specific nutritional needs and make good decisions about foods a patient may or may not consume.
Superfoods : The Healthiest Foods on The PlanetA consumer guide to the top 200 super-healthy foods and their high nutritional value. Superfoods is a comprehensive reference to the world's healthiest foods. It cuts through the marketing hype and contradictory reporting in the mainstream media to expose the truth. Registered dietician Tonia Reinhard gives expert advice on the very best high-powered, super-healthy foods and how to get the most out of them. Superfoods is organized by food type and covers: Fruits and berries Vegetables Legumes, nuts and oils Grains Cereals Herbs and spices Meat and dairy products Beverages Confections Each entry details a food's nutritional content and value, seasonal variances and varietal information. Reinhard provides essential tips on how to maximize each food's beneficial effects as well as culinary tips. She also suggests food combinations that enhance the benefits. Is soy really a miracle food? What is the best source of omega-3? Is the pomegranate craze supported by fact or is it just savvy marketing? This book answers these and hundreds of other important questions about the foods we eat, providing expert guidance on the best choices. With Superfoods, readers will get the most nutritional bang for their buck.