The newest edition of the most trusted nutrition bible. Since its first, highly successful edition in 1996, The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Complete Food and Nutrition Guide has continually served as the gold-standard resource for advice on healthy eating and active living at every age and stage of life. At once accessible and authoritative, the guide effectively balances a practical focus with the latest scientific information, serving the needs of consumers and health professionals alike. Opting for flexibility over rigid dos and don’ts, it allows readers to personalize their own paths to healthier living through simple strategies. This newly updated Fifth Edition addresses the most current dietary guidelines, consumer concerns, public health needs, and marketplace and lifestyle trends in sections covering Choices for Wellness; Food from Farm to Fork; Know Your Nutrients; Food for Every Age and Stage of Life; and Smart Eating to Prevent and Manage Health Issues.
Triathletes spend a lot of time and money making sure they have the right gear, optimizing their training plans, and selecting their races. And part of that preparation for big race days is taking care of diet to be sure the body is properly fed to maximize athletic performance. Enter The Complete Nutrition Guide for Triathletes, a thorough nutritional guidebook tailored specifically for the three-sport athlete to reach his triathlon goals and to cross the finish line with the best nutrition plan possible. Dr. Jamie A. Cooper brings to the book her expert knowledge about nutrition and exercise combined with her extensive experience as an active triathlete. The book covers each essential nutrient, offers up tailored nutritional plans for Sprint, Olympic, and Ironman races, and troubleshoots nutrition-related issues specifically concerning the triathlete.
The main objective of this book is to provide athletes and coaches with an overview of the latest guidelines in sports nutrition. While there is no such thing as a magic diet or food, there are many ways in which eating and drinking well can allow athletes at all levels of performance to achieve the special goals of their training and competition programs. It makes no sense to train hard and ignore the benefits that follow from good food choices. Whenever highly talented, motivated and well-trained athletes meet in competition, the margin between victory and defeat is small. Attention to detail can make that vital difference. Diet affects performance, and our eating and drinking patterns will influence how well we train and whether we compete at our best. All athletes need to be aware of their personal nutritional goals and of how they can select an eating strategy to meet those goals.
A lifetime of sound advice on healthful eating—from the world’s foremost authority on food and nutrition. Thoughts about eating are changing. The focus has moved from dieting and losing weight to healthful overall eating habits to help you feel good, live well, and prevent disease. With so much new information coming from so many different sources, eating right can be confusing—but it doesn’t have to be. This comprehensive book from The American Dietetic Association explains everything you need to know about what you eat, allowing you to enjoy your favorite foods and maximize nutrition. The American Dietetic Association’s Complete Food & Nutrition Guide Provides Quick Access to Nutrition Information for the Whole Family, Including: What you need to know about vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants Low-fat fast food and restaurant tips Healthful vegetarian eating Nutrition for disease prevention Why dieting doesn’t work—and what does Meeting the unique nutrition needs of women, children, teens, and seniors How to decipher health claims in the headlines Top nutrition tips for sports and exercise How to protect against foodborne illness And much more! Also included are recently updated recommendations for certain vitamins and minerals, the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans, kitchen nutrition tips, self-assessment quizzes, and an expanded index. With nearly 70,000 members, The American Dietetic Association is the largest organization of food and nutrition professionals in the world. Named one of Ladies’ Home Journal’s Top Health Books of 1996 Winner of a 1997 Health Information Award "A must for everyone’s kitchen."—The Oregonian "Jam-packed with practical eating and food safety tips."—USA Today "Intelligent advice about sensible eating."—Washington Times "May be the ultimate healthy-eating primer."—Fitness Magazine
Now updated, this quick-reference provides practical, evidence-based recommendations for nutrition of healthy individuals, nutritional support of hospitalized patients, and dietary management of patients with diabetes, renal disease, cancer, and AIDS.
March inspires readers with her personal weight-control triumph and her professional expertise. She presents an exciting, easy-to-follow way of living that puts dieters in control of their weight and health--one day at a time, one meal at a time, one food at a time, and one walk at a time.
Is any food safe? Will mad cow disease kill us all? How many calories are really in your restaurant Caesar salad? Modern consumers are besieged with conflicting messages about food and nutrition, making it difficult for the lay person to know what to believe. This no-nonsense resource explores the latest controversies in the field of food and nutrition, presenting readers with the varying opinions and underlying facts that fuel these debates. Fifteen chapters focus on hot topics like organic food, bottled water, and deadly bacterial outbreaks as well as lesser known issues such as food irradiation, vitamin supplementation, animal growth hormones, and more. One of the few resources of its kind, this informative reference is perfect for high school and college students and the conscientious consumer. Since most books on food and diet approach the issues with a clear agenda, this work's unbiased tone and evenhanded treatment of information make it a particularly valuable tool. Features include a detailed index, 20 black and white illustrations, and a rich and deep bibliography of print and electronic materials useful for further research.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE FOOD YOU EAT Annette Natow and Jo-Ann Heslin, registered dietitians and authors of the phenomenally successful Counter books, bring their astounding expertise to a superb, all-new encyclopedia of food values. The essential reference for everyday use, The Most Complete Food Counter is the ultimate and timely companion to the wealth of current news on the link between food content and health. Turn to this dependable guide to find: Listings for calories, fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, protein, carbohydrates, fiber, sodium, calcium, potassium, vitamins A and C, and folic acid More than 201,000 entries of individual food items -- no repeated items as in other food counters Listings for national and regional brand-name foods, vegetarian, ethnic, organic and take-out items An A to Z dictionary of clearly defined terms An easy, accessible format -- useful for readers interested in checking specific counts as well as for those who want a total nutrition guide
This fully updated and expanded third edition is a reference guide on nutrition and its clinical implications for health and disease through the life-cycle. The book endeavors to address the needs of those who would most benefit from up-to-date information on recent advances in the field of nutrition. Written by experts in the field, chapters cover a diverse range of nutritional areas that present a succinct overview of recent thinking and discoveries that have the greatest capacity to aid physicians and other healthcare professionals in improving the nutritional health of their clients. The text is divided into eight parts. Part one and two address the nutrient requirements and special nutrition-related issues for people across all stages of the lifespan—from pregnancy and infancy through the adolescent years to the older adult years. Part three summarizes the role of nutrition in the prevention and management of chronic conditions frequently seen in clinical practice, including obesity, diabetes, bone disorders, coronary heart disease, hypertension, and cancer. Part four describes different dietary patterns (the Mediterranean diet, the DASH diet, the vegetarian diet, and the ketogenic diet). Part five describes nutrition challenges specific to surgery and several different acute diseases and disorders (gastrointestinal disorders, food allergy and intolerance, diseases of the liver and pancreas, kidney disease, eating disorders, bariatric surgery, sarcopenia, and drug interactions with food). Part six looks at different aspects of the diet (coffee, tea, dietary fat, dietary sugars, energy drinks, alcohol, dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and the gut microbiome). Part seven examines a range of factors that influence dietary health decisions (creating nutritional behavior change, methods for assessing nutritional status, Dietary Reference Intakes, an overview of the diet and food guides, food labels, and sources of nutrients). Finally, part eight looks at dietary supplements (including the problem of dishonest marketing) and false and misleading information in the area of nutrition. The growing nutritional impact of COVID-19 is discussed throughout the book where appropriate. Nutrition Guide for Physicians and Related Healthcare Professions Third Edition serves as a comprehensive guide that is organized by age/lifespan, nutrition therapy in relation to chronic disease and COVID, diet and its role in prevention, dietary requirements and recommendations, and influencing health decisions for the patient. It is a valuable resource of practical and easy-to-access information on nutrition for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and others in their daily practice.
Avoid the vet by learning how to treat your pup's symptoms, and know that a better diet means a healthier, happier dog. Is your Fido fighting to feel better? Your dog's skin problems, ear infections, bowel issues, obesity, seizures, and bladder issues can often be treated by changing the type of ingredients, calories, or moisture in your dog's diet. The Dog Diet Answer Book helps dog owners better understand their dog' dietary needs and what ingredients to feed them. Featuring recipes for homecooked meals and treats as well as home remedies for common ailments, this book helps you diagnose common health problems in your pup and adjust your dog's diets accordingly. Learn when to purchase high-quality commercial dog food and when to simply add healthy human food, oils, raw food, or home cooking to your pet's diet. Veteranarian Greg Martinez explains common allergens in food and guides you through identifying ingredients to feed or avoid in all food... commercial, home cooked, or raw. Learn to spot your dog's symptoms and know that a better diet means a healthier, happier dog.