Encyclopedia of Foods

Encyclopedia of Foods : A Guide to Healthy Nutrition

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The Encyclopedia of Foods: A Guide to Healthy Nutrition is a definitive resource for what to eat for maximum health as detailed by medical and nutritional experts. This book makes the connection between health, disease, and the food we eat.

The Encyclopedia describes more than 140 foods, providing information on their history, nutrient content, and medical uses.

The Encyclopedia also describes the "fit kitchen", including the latest in food safety, equipment and utensils for preparing fit foods, and ways to modify favorite recipes to ensure health and taste.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 516 pages
  • 218.44 x 279.4 x 35.56mm | 1,950.44g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • w. numerous col. fotos.
  • 0122198034
  • 9780122198038

Table of contents

Part I: A Guide to Healthy Nutrition:
Chapter 1: Optimizing Health:
The Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI's)
America's Health Goals
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans
The Power of the Food Guide Pyramid
Other Voices: Guidelines of Health Organizations
The Bottom Line: Optimizing Health
Chapter 2: The Nutrients and Other Food Substances:
The Macronutrients: Carbohydrates, Proteins, and Fats
Carbohydrates
Protein
Fats
The Micronutrients: Vitamins and Minerals
Water
On the Nutrient Horizon: Phytochemicals
Supplements: Foods, or Functional Foods
Nutrition and Your Stages of Life
Chapter 3: The Food-Health Connection:
Obesity
High Blood Pressure
Diabetes Mellitus
Coronary Artery Disease
Osteoporosis
Cancer
Chapter 4: Planning Meals: Selecting Healthful Foods, Plus Two Weeks of Menus:
Plan to "Eat Well"
Eat Breakfast
What's For Lunch?
Snack Time
What's For Supper?
Dining out
Grocery Shopping: Another Key to Healthy Meals
Foods and Issues You May Have Wondered About
Two Weeks of Menus
Chapter 5: Preparing Healthful Meals:
Change Is God
Creating Healthy Menus
Food Safety
Serving Safety
Refrigerating or Freezing Food
Clean It
The Bottom Line on Food Safety
Part II: Encyclopedia of Foods:
Fruits:
Vegetables:
Grains:
Bread
Cereals
Pasta
Rice
Dairy Foods:
Milk
Yogurt
Cheese
Meat & Other High-Protein Foods:
Meat
Poultry
Eggs
Fish & Shellfish
Legumes
Nuts & Seeds
Fats, Oils, & Sweets:
Others:
Beverages
Herbs & Spices
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Review Text

"...serves as a comprehensive guide to fresh produce varieties, their nutritional content, how to incorporate produce items into a healthy diet and menu suggestions." -- PRODUCE BUSINESS (2004)

"...offers tons of tips for sensible eating.explains not just the nutritional value of fruits, it also has information about carbohydrates; how to decipher nutrition information on supermarket items; and healthy alternatives to meal favorites." -- NAPLES DAILY NEWS, TUSCALOOSA NEWS, MANHATTAN MERCURY (2004)

"...this one is well worth recommending to a senior citizen who has nutritional questions...it is written very clearly, in non-technical language, in a good print size." -- JOURNAL OF NUTRITION FOR THE ELDERLY (2003)

"...the book is well written and provides interesting facts and tips to improve dietary intake and to incorporate favorite foods into daily diets." -- GASTRONOMICA (2003)

"If you want to know about diets, menus, foods and how to prepare good meals--buy this book." --- AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR CANCER RESEARCH

"...it has appealing layout, colored diagrams, and wonderful photographs that make the information readable and interesting. ...A bargain, highly recommended for all libraries." -- CHOICE

"...much more than just an encyclopedia. ...this resource gives a lot of information surrounding all aspects of healthy living and healthy eating. ...Because of the popularity of this topic to both laypersons as well as the health community, this volume is recommended for public, academic, and consumer health libraries of all sizes." -- AMERICAN REFERENCE BOOKS ANNUAL

"This is a unique combination of food sources, nutrition information, and health-nutrition interactions. The book intends to provide knowledge for individuals to influence their health and provides sections to help people make positive diet changes." -- DOODY'S

"Superior and comprehensive. One stop shopping for all the knowledge needed to eat healthy and be healthy." -- George L. Blackburn, Harvard Medical School

"If you want to know about diets, menus, foods and how to prepare good meals--buy this book." - Riva Burrum, American Institute for Cancer Research
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Review quote

"...serves as a comprehensive guide to fresh produce varieties."
-PRODUCE BUSINESS JOURNAL (MAY 2004)

"...offers tons of tips for sensible eating."
-NAPLES DAILY NEWS, TUSCALOOSA NEWS, MANHATTAN MERCURY (2004)

"...offers tons of tips for sensible eating, including ways in which you can cut down on carbs and calories."
-THE DENVER POST (January 6, 2004)

"...it is written very clearly, in non-technical language, in a good print size."
-JOURNAL OF NUTRITION FOR THE ELDERLY (2003)

"...well written and provides interesting facts and tips to improve dietary intake and to incorporate favorite foods into daily diets."
-GASTRONOMICA (2003)

"This is a unique combination of food sources, nutrition information, and health-nutrition interactions."
-DOODY'S NOTES (2002)
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