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Understanding Nutrition: Australian and New Zealand Edition, 1st Edition

by: Eleanor Noss Whitney | Sharon Rady Rolfes | Tim Crowe | David Cameron-Smith | Adam Walsh

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Retail Price: $139.95

Publisher: ,14.07.10

Category: HEALTH Level:

ISBN: 0170185249
ISBN13: 9780170185240

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This first Australian and New Zealand edition of Understanding Nutrition is a practical and engaging introduction to the core principles of nutrition. A thorough introductory guide, this text will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to optimise health and wellbeing. With its focus on Australia and New Zealand, the text incorporates current nutrition recommendations and public health nutrition issues relevant to those studying and working in nutrition in this region of the world.

The text begins with core nutrition topics, such as diet planning, macronutrients, vitamins and minerals, and follows with chapters on diet and health, fitness, life span nutrition and food safety. Praised for its consistent level and readability, careful explanations of all key topics (including energy metabolism and other complex processes), this is a book that teaches you the basic concepts and applications of nutrition.

1. An overview of nutrition
2. Planning a healthy diet
3. Digestion, absorption and transport
4. The carbohydrates: Sugar, starch and fibres
5. The lipids: Triglycerides, phospholipids, and sterols
6. Protein: Amino acids
7. Metabolism: Transformations and interactions
8. Energy balance and body composition
9. Weight management: Overweight and underweight
10. The water-soluble vitamins: B vitamins and vitamin C
11. The fat-soluble vitamins: A, D, E, and K
12. Water and the major minerals
13. The trace minerals
14. Fitness: Physical activity, nutrients, and body adaptations
15. Life cycle nutrition: Pregnancy and lactation
16. Life cycle nutrition: Infancy, childhood and adolescence
17. Life cycle nutrition: Adulthood and the later years
18. Diet and health
19. Consumer concerns about foods and water
Appendix A Cells, hormones, and nerves
Appendix B Basic chemistry concepts
Appendix C Biochemical structures and pathways
Appendix D Measures of protein quality
Appendix E Nutrition assessment
Appendix F Physical activity and energy requirements