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Nutrition

Nutrition addresses the most hotly debated topics in the news today: obesity, food safety, irradiation, and vegetarianism and also describes the currently accepted principles of good nutrition for men, women, and children. Les mer
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Nutrition addresses the most hotly debated topics in the news today: obesity, food safety, irradiation, and vegetarianism and also describes the currently accepted principles of good nutrition for men, women, and children.

Despite the abundance of advice on food and diet, more Americans are obese than ever before, diabetes rates are skyrocketing, and more foods are recalled due to contamination. It is high-time for non-biased answers to the question of what is healthy and safe to eat. Nutrition provides those answers.



The book explains basic guidelines for healthy eating, along with the government's role in nutrition. It examines the issues of food safety and technology and the debates about genetically modified foods, organic foods, and vegetarian dining. Food bans, such as those on transfats are discussed, as are vitamins and supplements. After tracing the history of the study of nutrition and identifying principal researchers, the book examines seven major controversies in nutrition today. This basic guide to healthy eating will give both students and adults the tools they need to choose a diet that is healthy and safe.









10 illustrations



Primary documents provide students with resources for further study

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Series Forewordvii
Prefaceix
Introductionxiii
Section One: Overview




1 A Brief History of Nutrition and the Future of Nutrigenomics

3




2 Basics and Principles of Nutrition and Its Practitioners

11




3 Nutrition Guidelines and the Government's Role

17
Section Two: Controversies and Issues Relating to Nutrition




4 Food Irradiation: Past Its Shelf Life?

29




5 Genetically Modified Food: Are We Playing God?

45




6 Vitamins and Supplements: A Love-Hate Relationship

65




7 Vegetarians: You Are What You Eat

77




8 Organic Food: Better or Just More Expensive?

99




9 From the Field to the Table: How Safe Is Our Food?

119




10 Bans on Fast Food and Junk Food: Who Wins, Who Loses?

143
Section Three: References and Resources




A Annotated Primary Source Documents

159




B Nutrition Timeline

191




C Directory of Organizations

195
Notes199
Glossary207
Bibliography213
Index227

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Coffee is good for you-or it's not. Eggs raise cholesterol, but lower blood pressure. High-fructose corn syrup is "fine in moderation." Cheerios-or yogurt-can change your life. The news is filled with claims and counterclaims about miracle diets, foods, and dietary supplements. What should the consumer believe?Sharon Zoumbaris is an independent scholar. Her published works include Greenwood's Encyclopedia of Diet Fads with Marjolijin Bijlefeld.