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Author Kirschmann, Gayla J.

Title Nutrition almanac / Gayla J. Kirschmann ; Nutrition Search, Inc., John D. Kirschmann, director
Edition New and expanded fourth edition
Published New York : McGraw-Hill, 1996


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  641.1 Kir/Nal 1996  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 494 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents I. Nutrition and Health -- II. Exercise -- III. Sources of Calories: Carbohydrates, Fats, and Protein -- IV. Nutrients -- V. Ailments and Other Stressful Conditions -- VI. Normal Life Cycle -- VII. Herbs -- VIII. Foods, Beverages, and Natural Supplementary Foods -- IX. Table of Food Composition
Summary The new Nutrition Almanac offers simple, sensible, accurate, and complete nutritional information; provides a full nutritional analysis of more than 1,600 foods; explains the scientific basis for preventing, and sometimes curing, illnesses through proper nutrition; tells how to use vitamin and mineral supplements for better health; provides source and dosage information on vitamins and minerals; covers the role of antioxidants, phytochemicals, polyphenols, and phytoestrogens in optimum health; reveals the latest findings on herbs and herbal remedies; offers helpful information on healthful cooking; explores alternative treatments such as homeopathy and aromatherapy; explains the relationships among exercise, diet, and health; and charts important information for easy reading
The Nutrition Almanac is a favorite reference in more than 2.5 million American homes for good reason. It is a complete nutritional guide that empowers you to take charge of your own health. It offers quick answers to questions about nutrients plus gives you everything you need to plan a total nutritional program, all in a friendly, down-to-earth style. This new edition has been painstakingly expanded and updated to put thousands more of the latest scientific facts and findings about nutrition and health at your fingertips
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 471-476) and index
Subject Food -- Composition -- Tables.
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena.
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena.
Author Kirschmann, John D.
Nutrition Search, Inc.
LC no. 96013594
ISBN 0070349223 (paperback: alk. paper)