The Science of Nutrition, Canadian Edition, 1st edition
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The Science of Nutrition, Canadian edition, offers a rigorous yet engaging and accessible, evidence-based treatment of nutrition that capitalizes on students’ natural interest by demonstrating how nutrition relates to their own health. Instead of relying on rote memorization, this text takes a functional approach that presents micronutrients in the context of their function, rather than by their classification. This approach helps learners organize the information and appreciate the science of nutrients, as well as understand the role of nutrients in the body and in overall health.
This first edition integrates content appropriate for students studying nutrition in Canada. The textbook and its supplements showcase recently published material from Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide, Canadian food regulations, cutting-edge research, nutrition issues unique to Canadian populations, Canadian data and references, and much more.
A wealth of effective online resources are available through the new MasteringNutrition™ online assessment and tutorial system, including access to MyDietAnalysis - an innovative and easy-to-use program that allows students to track their diet and activity, and to generate and submit reports electronically.
Table of contents
Chapter 1 The Role of Nutrition in Health
Chapter 2 Designing a Healthy Diet
Chapter 3 The Human Body: We are What We Eat
Chapter 4 Carbohydrates: Plant-Derived Energy Nutrients
Chapter 5 Lipids: Essential Energy-Supplying Nutrients
Chapter 6 Proteins: Crucial Components of all Body Tissues
Chapter 7 Metabolism: From Food to Life
Chapter 8 Micronutrients, Phytochemicals, and Functional Foods
Chapter 9 Nutrients Involved in Energy Metabolism
Chapter 10 Nutrients Involved in Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
Chapter 11 Nutrients Involved in Antioxidant Function
Chapter 12 Nutrients Involved in Bone Health
Chapter 13 Nutrients Involved in Blood Health and Immunity
Chapter 14 Achieving and Maintaining a Healthy Body Weight
Chapter 15 Nutrition and Physical Activity: Keys to Good Health
Chapter 16 Nutrition Through the Life Cycle: Pregnancy and the First Years of Life
Chapter 17 Nutrition Through the Life Cycle: Childhood and Adolescence
Chapter 18 Nutrition Through the Life Cycle: The Later Years
Chapter 19 Malnutrition at Home and Around the World
Appendix A Metabolism Pathways and Structures
Appendix B Protein Synthesis
Appendix C Calculations and Conversions
Appendix D WHO Growth Charts
Online Appendix E Organizations and Resources
Online Appendix F Chemistry Review
Online Appendix G Anatomy and Physiology Review
Answers to Review Questions
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Published by Pearson Canada (January 25th 2013) - Copyright © 2014