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Taking the Fear out of Eating - Charlette Gallagher

Taking the Fear out of Eating

Hardcover Published: 25th May 2012
ISBN: 9780521431248
Number Of Pages: 312

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Nutrition has become a hot topic, in the media as well at the market place. But how much of the information given to the consumer is hype and how much is accurate? In Taking the Fear out of Eating, two established scientists have distilled the information from thousands of scientific studies into a succinct, easily read description of what is known, what is merely suspected and, equally important, what is not known, about nutrition and how food choices might affect health. The book takes a hard look at both sides of the controversy about the connection between food and health, with particular emphasis on diet and the chronic diseases of cancer and heart disease. Food is, of course, essential to our survival but our food supply is often portrayed as dangerous - loaded with additives, pesticides, salt, sugar, fat and cholesterol. Taking the Fear out of Eating puts these topics into perspective in an authoritative and entertaining manner. It is not intended as a 'self-help' book but rather as a means to make the reader a participating partner with health professionals.

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'This book is bound to enrage self-styled health gurus and the 'food police' who will see the authors as apologists for the food industry. However, other readers may well appreciate the message that there is little scientific evidence to suggest that guilt, fear and suspicion ought to shape our attitudes to food.' Susan Aldridge, New Scientist

Preface
Introduction
'What are we supposed to eat?'
Deciding What to Have for Dinner
Meeting nutrient needs from food: the simple nutrition truths
Alternative eating styles - the vegetarian diet
The Nutrients: What They Do
Extracting nutrients from food: digestion and absorption
The major nutrients - carbohydrate, fat and protein
Vitamins
Minerals
Fiber: a nutritional enigma
Foods
Conventional versus 'organic' food production methods: assessment of cost-to-benefit ratio
Food laws: avoiding the chicanery of yesteryears
Food processing and additives: between farm and table
Foods with reputations - the good, the bad and the ugly
Nutrition and Health
What nutrition can and cannot do for you
Weight control
Diet and heart disease
Diet and cancer
Nutrition, chronic diseases and the quality of life
Index
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ISBN: 9780521431248
ISBN-10: 0521431247
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 25th May 2012
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.63

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