Find out how your favorite foods fit into different food guides and why it is important to include carbohydrates, proteins, and fats in your diet, even when trying to lose weight. Become a savvy consumer by identifying all the different types of products that are available in the market and by developing a plan for comparing foods and evaluating supplements.
Throughout your life, honor your culture in your own unique style by combining traditional and modern foods and managing other special dietary needs and eating situations. Contemporary Nutrition for Latinos provides introductory information, consumer tips, and ideas for developing healthy diet behaviors, and a discussion of food and nutrition issues in this millennium.
For the first time in more than a decade, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has revised the Food Pyramid–the government’s official recommendations concerning the nutrients our bodies require and the proportion of each we need to stay healthy. The new guidelines, called My Pyramid, have been significantly adjusted to reflect the latest scientific research on nutrition. They are also very confusing!
What Should I Eat? helps clarify My Pyramid’s vast and complicated information and tells you exactly what you need to know in order to benefit from the new nutritional guidelines. Moreover, this essential manual will show you how to tailor My Pyramid for your specific health and fitness needs. You will learn how to
• Best meet the requirements of each food group
• Eyeball portion sizes (What does an ounce look like?)
• Gauge nutrition requirements for both women and men
• Pack maximum nutrition into every meal
• Make smart choices in restaurants
• Incorporate exercise into your busy schedule
With tips for shopping, storage, and cooking, and suggestions for seeking nutritional supplements and professional care, What Should I Eat? is your ultimate roadmap to a long and healthy life.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Topics include healthy eating, vitamins, minerals, carbs, fats, calories, pros and cons of organic food and vegetarianism and more. Written for men and women, this eBook is a wonderful, up-to-date reference you will return to again and again. This is another sensible, easy-to-use eBook you can trust from NoPaperPress. (U.S. units)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 HEALTHY EATING IS VITAL
- Rules for a Healthy Life
- A Note to Nutrition Professionals
2 HOW HEALTHY ARE YOU?
- Body-Weight Self Assessment
- BMI-Based Weight vs. Height
- Are You Eating Sensibly?
- Time to Set Goals
3 NUTRITION FUNDAMENTALS
- Junk Foods on the Increase
- Confusion in Supermarkets
- Your Metabolic Pathways
- Nutrients & Micronutrients
- Proteins are Building Blocks
- You Need the Right Carbs
- Glycemic Index Defined
- Glycemic Load Has More Meaning
- Cholesterol and Triglycerides
- The Skinny on Fat
- Vitamins and Minerals
- You Need Fiber
- Drink Lots of Water
- Use Salt Sparingly
- Not Too Much Sugar
4 NUTRITION FOR HEALTH
- Guidelines for Healthy Eating
- Basic Food Groups
- Vitamin & Mineral Supplements
- For Senior Citizens
- Organic Food – Yes or No?
- Organic Food Labeling
- Is Organic Worth the Cost?
- Is Vegetarianism for You?
- Types of Vegetarians
- Becoming a Vegetarian
- Vegetarian Nutrition
- Vegan Nutrition
- Become a Calorie Expert
- Common-Sense Nutrition
- Eat Slowly
- Further Information
5 LIFE-LONG NUTRITION
- Have a Plan
- Keep a Log
- Exercise is Important
- Summarize Your Nutritional Needs
- Now It’s Up To You
TABLES & FIGURES
Dr. Walter Willett’s research is rooted in studies that tracked the health of dieters over twenty years, and in this groundbreaking book, he critiques the carbohydrate-laden diet proposed by the USDA.
Exposing the problems of popular diets such as the Zone, South Beach, and Atkins, Dr. Willett offers eye-opening research on the optimum ratio of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, and the relative importance of various food groups and supplements. Find out how to choose wisely between different types of fats, which fruits and vegetables provide the best health insurance, and the proportions of each to integrate into their daily diet.
Includes a 7-day eating plan chock full of savory meals
Essential in-depth nutritional information about each food category
A 3-day exercise plan
Luscious soup-to-nuts recipes designed to satisfy your individual tastes
Lose weight and worry with every delicious meal!
In this book, nutrition expert George Rapitis fields questions from people around the world. These questions range from heart health and sports nutrition to toddler eating habits and low carb diets. This book contains over 100 questions, alphabetically arranged, with easy to understand answers. You’ll also find healthy recipes and simple dietary recommendations for improving conditions such as high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure and body weight.
Schools, until very recently have never educated students about the importance of good nutrition and its importance to health. We have grown up with no clue that nutrition is the corner stone of our health. So we go through life accumulating toxins and poisons while under nourishing our bodies. This is the recipe for illness and disease.
A body that is undernourished and experiencing frequent exposure to food born antibiotics, hormones, pesticides, herbicides, preservatives, trans fats and food colorings is in the perfect storm for developing illness and disease. An army cannot defend or protect without weapons and the body can’t defend or repair itself without nutrition!
At some point in our life we all face physical and mental challenges. It may be weight gain, diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, digestive disorders, depression, anxiety, osteoporosis, dementia, and even cancer.
This book will teach you how to bring health back into your life regardless of your age, gender, unique life routines and culture. Diets and fads do not work, only a lifestyle designed to foster true health brings long-term health and happiness.