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.
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.
This book was written to provide every college student just learning to cook for themselves with viable, affordable alternatives to pizza and ramen. Every college student will learn the basics of what it is they need to be focusing on in their diets after leaving home. Starting with a basic discussion and introduction of nutrition and what the body needs on a daily basis, you will learn additionally which foods and nutrients are best for improving your mental acuity as well as your sleep each night. You will learn the importance of fluids and proper nightly sleep to supplement your diet and will be given a list of different ailments and problems that might develop should these issues be ignored or overlooked.
Health professionals and college life experts have been interviewed and have provided their insight into what foods and lifestyle changes can be made for college students to keep them as healthy as possible. You will learn the basics of the right ingredients, what you should always avoid and why the occasional meal out will not kill you. You will learn how to avoid gaining all that extra weight and finally some of the top recipes currently available for quick, healthy cooking and how you can use these, regardless of whether you are stuck in a dorm room or your parents basement. The key to healthy living for college students is in a good diet, and this book will provide everything you need to maintain that.
Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
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
helping to manage our weight and in providing the essential nutrients we need to
function well. With so many fad diets and conflicting advice available on the
subject, it can be difficult to decide which to trust.
Healthy Eating – The Facts is a
straightforward, no-nonsense guide to eating, and drinking, healthily. Packed
full of reliable information, basic facts and sensible advice from both the NHS
and the Health-e-Buddy team, this easy-to-read eBook is the perfect reference
point for those wanting to eat healthily. Go for it!
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!
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