Baker & Taylor Provides information on the basics of nutrition, describing what are the essential nutrients and how the body uses them, and offers guidelines for making smart dietary choices.
Independent Publishing Group With essential information on how the human body uses nutrients and the important nutrients needed by all of the cells in the body, this guide helps readers optimize their dietary choices and caloric intake. It offers a quick reference to the carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, and minerals the body needs in addition to water and energy, aiding individuals in making sound food choices for staying healthy, boosting immunity, and fighting disease and the effects of aging. The book discusses, among many other topics, how the digestive system works, how vitamins and minerals work in body chemistry, the body’s biochemistry, nutrition in children and the elderly, how “western” diets compare to “eastern” diets, and what readers should know before following a vegetarian, vegan, raw, or macrobiotic diet. Better nutrition and health are just a few pages away with this guide.