Nutrition for Dummies Author:Carol Ann Rinzler Amid all the confusion about fat grams, calories, vitamins and nutrients and which foods can contribute to ailments and which foods prevent them -- all too often the same foods are listed in both groups! -- it's easy to lose sight of what's really important: nutrition. Nutrition For Dummies puts eating back into perspective so t... more »hat you and your family know what to eat, when to eat it and why. Award-winning food and health, author Carol Ann Rinzler cuts through the myths surrounding fat, calories, cholesterol, vitamins, and all the other nutrition buzzwords bandied about in the news to serve up a healthy meal of sound, practical information you can use. In addition to a quick, understandable primer on what your body does with the food you put into it, Rinzler offers essential insights into eating smart when eating out, cooking healthfully when eating in, and dealing with food allergies and drug interactions.« less
Filled with simple, practical advice about everything from fad diets to eating disorders to understanding metabolism. Understand how your body processed nutrients and why some diets work and others don't. Eat healthier with simple cooking techniques and tips for nutritious meal-planning. Find out the important roles of fat, protein, carbohydrates, and vitamins.