The Encyclopedia of Foods: A Guide to Healthy Nutrition is a definitive resource for what to eat for maximum health as detailed by medical and nutritional experts. This book makes the connection between health, disease, and the food we eat.
The Encyclopedia describes more than 140 foods, providing information on their history, nutrient content, and medical uses.
The Encyclopedia also describes the "fit kitchen", including the latest in food safety, equipment and utensils for preparing fit foods, and ways to modify favorite recipes to ensure health and taste.
- Details healthy eating guidelines based on the RDA food pyramid
- Provides scientific basis and knowledge for specific recommendations
- Beautifully illustrated
- Extensive list of reliable nutrition resources
- Describes the fit kitchen from the latest in food safety to equipment and utensils for preparing fit foods to ways to modify favorite recipes to ensure health and taste
Chapter 1: Optimizing Health:
The Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI's)
America's Health Goals
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans
The Power of the Food Guide Pyramid
Other Voices: Guidelines of Health Organizations
The Bottom Line: Optimizing Health
Chapter 2: The Nutrients and Other Food Substances:
The Macronutrients: Carbohydrates, Proteins, and Fats
The Micronutrients: Vitamins and Minerals
On the Nutrient Horizon: Phytochemicals
Supplements: Foods, or Functional Foods
Nutrition and Your Stages of Life
Chapter 3: The Food-Health Connection:
High Blood Pressure
Coronary Artery Disease
Chapter 4: Planning Meals: Selecting Healthful Foods, Plus Two Weeks of Menus:
Plan to "Eat Well"
What's For Lunch?
What's For Supper?
Grocery Shopping: Another Key to Healthy Meals
Foods and Issues You May Have Wondered About
Two Weeks of Menus
Chapter 5: Preparing Healthful Meals:
Change Is God
Creating Healthy Menus
Refrigerating or Freezing Food
The Bottom Line on Food Safety
Part II: Encyclopedia of Foods:
Meat & Other High-Protein Foods:
Fish & Shellfish
Nuts & Seeds
Fats, Oils, & Sweets:
Herbs & Spices