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In this fully updated second edition, expert dieticians Sue Baicand Nigel Denby provide no-nonsense advice, equipping youwith all the information you need to make informed decisionsabout your diet. The book acts as a sound reference point ifyou want to know the facts about food, and debunks the myths behindfad diets. 

Nutrition For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides adetailed understanding of the nutritional breakdown of differentfood groups and examines the relationship food has with one'sphysical and mental wellbeing. The book also advises you on how toestablish healthy eating patterns and how to maximise the healthbenefits of what you eat.  

This new edition includes approx 20% new and updated material,including new chapters on nutrition in institutions and how to eathealthily on the go.  New content also includes up-to-datehealth guidelines and government policies, information onprobiotics and over the counter weight loss drugs, plus advice onhow to eat well on a budget.

Nutrition For Dummies, 2nd Editionincludes:

Part I: The Basic Facts about Nutrition
Chapter 1: What's Nutrition, Anyway?
Chapter 2: Digestion: The 24-Hour Food Factory
Chapter 3: Why You Eat What You Eat and Like What You Like

Part II: What You Get from Food
Chapter 4: Powerful Protein
Chapter 5: The Lowdown on Fat and Cholesterol
Chapter 6: Calories: The Energisers
Chapter 7: Carbohydrates: A Complex Story
Chapter 8: The Alcohol Truth: The Whole Truth
Chapter 9: Vigorous Vitamins
Chapter 10: Mighty Minerals
Chapter 11: Phabulous Phytochemicals
Chapter 12: Water Works

Part III: Healthy Eating
Chapter 13: What Is a Healthy Diet?
Chapter 14: Making Wise Food Choices
Chapter 15 : Ensuring Good Nutrition Whoever You Are
NEW! Chapter 16: Eating in Institutions
NEW! Chapter 17: Being Nutritionally Savvy on the Go

Part IV: Processed Food
Chapter 18: What Is Processed Food?
Chapter 19: Cooking and Keeping Food
Chapter 20: Weird Science: Examining Food Additives

Part V: Food and Health
Chapter 21: Food and Allergies
Chapter 22: Food and Mood
Chapter 23: Food and Medicine
Chapter 24: Food and Dietary Supplements 

Part VI: The Part of Tens
Chapter 25: Ten Nutrition Web Sites You Can Trust
Chapter 26: Ten Superfoods
Chapter 27: Ten Fad Diets: The Truth Behind the Headlines

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