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The Ninth Edition of Fran Sizer and Eleanor Whitney's interactive text will show you how interesting, how exciting, and how applicable the study of nutrition can be. As you explore and experience Nutrition Concepts and Controversies, Ninth Edition, you'll discover many ways to apply what you learn here to your own life. With the latest information on topics such as fat replacers, food irradiation, amino acid supplements, the pros and cons of sports drinks, and more, the Ninth Edition can help you do more than succeed in the course -- it can help you enhance your life. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
Food Choices and Human Health
Sorting the Impostors from the Real Nutrition Experts
Nutrition Tools---Standards and Guidelines
Phytochemicals and Functional Foods: What Do They Promise? What Do They Deliver?
The Remarkable Body
Alcohol and Nutrition: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks?
The Carbohydrates: Sugar, Starch, Glycogen, and Fiber
Sugar and Alternative Sweeteners: Are They Bad for You?
The Lipids: Fats, Oils, Phospholipids, and Sterols
The Mediterranean Diet: Does It Hold the Secret for a Healthy Heart?
The Proteins and Amino Acids
Vegetarians versus Meat Eaters: Whose Diet Is Best?
Dietary Antioxidants: Best from Food or from Pills?
Water and Minerals
Osteoporosis: Can Lifestyle Choices Reduce the Risks?
Energy Balance and Healthy Body Weight
The Perils of Eating Disorders
Nutrients, Physical Activity, and the Body's Responses
Ergogenic Aids: Breakthroughs, Gimmicks, or Dangers?
Diet and Health
Nutrient-Drug Interactions: Who Should Be Concerned?
Life Cycle Nutrition: Mother and Infant
Fetal and Infant Nutrition: Emerging Links with Chronic Diseases
Child, Teen, and Older Adult
Can Food or Supplements Affect Mind and Memory?
Food Safety, and Food Technology
Organic Foods or Products of Biotechnology: Which Are Best for Our Future `
Hunger and the Global Environment
Agribusiness and Food Production: How to Go Forward?