This highly informative, eminently practical book spells out everything on how to establish healthful eating patterns.
- Explanations of what proteins, fats and carbohydrates, fibers, and vitamins are, their functions in the body and how much of each individuals need.
- The main food sources of vital nutrients
- Clarifications of controversial issues regarding food production and processing—from organic methods to the use of pesticides, fortification, irradiation and preservative—and their actual affects on health
- How to choose the freshest, most healthful ingredients and store, prepare and cook them for maximum nutritional value
Special features include: A comprehensive chart on the sources and effects of vitamins and minerals, plus the recommended daily allowance; Keeping a food diary; Vegetarianism; Case Studies and Action Plans on particular situations throughout. Not a cookbook.