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Nutrition For Dummies

Nutrition For Dummies

Nigel Denby, Sue Baic, Carol Ann Rinzler

ISBN: 978-0-470-68563-1

Nov 2009

352 pages

Select type: E-Book



Nutrition For Dummies is for anyone who cares about what they eat, and wants to know about the facts, not the fads.

Finding easy to understand and sensible advice on what you should be eating is easier said than done – advice seems to constantly change and fad diets only seem to help celebrities pile on the pounds in their bank account, rather than making any of us healthier! In this book, Nigel Denby and Sue Baic, two experienced and registered dieticians, dispel all myths and provide you with the information you need to eat for a healthy life. They explain every aspect of the subject from the basics about essential nutrients to the relationship between allergies and food and give you the knowledge and confidence to start making wise food choices.

Inside you’ll find information on:

The Basic Facts about Nutrition

Digestion: The 24-Hour Food Factory

Calories: The Energisers

What You Get from Food

Powerful Protein

The Lowdown on Fat and Cholesterol

Carbohydrates: A Complex Story

Alcohol: Another Form of Grape and Grain

Vigorous Vitamins

Mighty Minerals

Phabulous Phytochemicals

Water Works

Healthy Eating

Why You Eat When You Eat

Why You Like the Foods You Like

What Is a Healthy Diet?

Making Wise Food Choices

Eating Smart When Eating Out

What Is Food Processing?

Cooking and Nutrition

Food and Medicine

When Food Gives You a Rash 

Food and Mood

Food and Drug Interactions

A Supplemental Story


Part I: The Basic Facts about Nutrition.

Chapter 1: What’s Nutrition, Anyway?

Chapter 2: Digestion: The 24-Hour Food Factory.

Chapter 3: Why You Eat What You Eat and Like What You Like.

Part II: What You Get from Food.

Chapter 4: Powerful Protein.

Chapter 5: The Lowdown on Fat and Cholesterol.

Chapter 6: Calories: The Energisers.

Chapter 7: Carbohydrates: A Complex Story.

Chapter 8: The Alcohol Truth: The Whole Truth.

Chapter 9: Vigorous Vitamins.

Chapter 10: Mighty Minerals.

Chapter 11: Phabulous Phytochemicals.

Chapter 12: Water Works.

Part III: Healthy Eating.

Chapter 13: What Is a Healthy Diet?

Chapter 14: Making Wise Food Choices.

Chapter 15 : Ensuring Good Nutrition Whoever You Are.

Part IV: Processed Food.

Chapter 16: What Is Processed Food?

Chapter 17: Cooking and Keeping Food.

Chapter 18: Weird Science: Examining Food Additives.

Part V: Food and Health.

Chapter 19: Food and Allergies.

Chapter 20: Food and Mood.

Chapter 21: Food and Medicine.

Chapter 22: Food and Dietary Supplements.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 23: Ten Nutrition Web Sites You Can Trust.

Chapter 24: Ten Superfoods.

Chapter 25: Ten Fad Diets: The Truth Behind the Headlines.


"...excellent fad-free, essential and accurate advice..." (Prizes Galore, Dec 05)

"...a definitive guide for anyone who cares about what they eat..." (Doncaster Advertiser, 2nd December 2005)

"...a very useful reference...everything you need to know about the subject..." (Newark Advertiser, 6th January 06)

"...presents you with all the latest myth-busting research..." (Doncaster Advertiser, 02/12/05)

"...the reference no kitchen should be without..." (England Weekly News, 7th January 2006)

" becoming the reference no kitchen should be without...ignores every fad going and instead concentrates on giving accurate advice to help readers navigate the world of food..." (Scotland's Weekly News, January 27th 2006)

" invaluable guide to navigating the maze of fashionable diets...provides solid, scientifically-based, easy to follow advice..." (Choice Magazine, Feb 06)

"'s finally here...a great read for both beginners and experts..." (Natural Products Magazine, April 2006)

"....continues the brand's tradition of making knowledge accessible and fun, making food selection foolproof for those of us who are fed up with the fads..." (Pride, April 2006)