Can an apple a day really keep the doctor way?
Did you know that three slices of bread and butter provide enough energy for a brisk six mile walk?
Nutrition and Health is an easy-to-read introduction to the role of the human diet in maintaining a healthy body and preventing disease. Wiseman provides a concise overview of all important aspects of diet and health including:
* definitions of food types
* energy requirements, exercise, obesity and eating disorders
* nutrition in pregnancy, children and the elderly
* food additives and interpreting food labels
* food-borne illness, intolerance and allergy
* vitamins, minerals, and water requirements
Highlighted with key points, figures and examples throughout, this text is an ideal introduction for all students of biology, medicine, nursing and midwifery.
Table of Contents
1. Energy 2. Obesity and Weight Control 3. Pregnancy and Lactation 4. Infancy 5. Young Children 6. Adolescents 7. Ageing 8. Illness 9. Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia 10. Vegetarianism and Veganism 11. Diet Selection 12. How to Interpret Food Labels 13. Food Additives 14. Food Allergy and Food Intolerance 15. Food Toxicity 16. Avoiding Food-borne Illness 17. Exercise 18. Protein 19. Carbohydrate 20. Fat 21. Alcohol 22. Water 23. Dietary Fibre 24. Beverages 25. Cholesterol 26. Vitamins: General 27. Vitamin A 28. Vitamin B1 29. Vitamin B2 30. Vitamin B6 31. Vitamin B12 32. Vitamin C 33. Vitamin D 34. Vitamin E 35. Vitamin K 36. Folate 37. Niacin 38. Pantothenic Acid and Biotin 39. Calcium: Osteoporosis: Phosphate 40. Iron 41. Sodium: Potassium: Chloride 42. Iodine 43. Fluoride 44. Selenium 45. Zinc 46. Copper: Molybdenum 47. Magnesium 48. Aluminium: Cadmium: Cobalt: Germanium: Manganese: Nickel: Silicon: Strontium: Sulphur: Tin