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
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.
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!
Get familiar with the foods you eat and learn about a balanced diet.
The key to good nutrition is a varied diet that includes the right balance. This book provides useful guidance on how to plan a healthy diet, with the right balance of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, minerals and vitamins.