Understanding Nutrition introduces you to the core principles of nutrition with a focus on Australia and New Zealand. It will give you the knowledge and skills you need to improve the health and wellbeing of others. The text includes current nutrition guidelines, recommendations and public health nutrition issues that are relevant to you now, and when you're working in the field of nutrition. Understanding Nutrition begins with topics such as diet planning, macronutrients, vitamins and minerals, and follows with chapters on diet and health, fitness, life span nutrition and food safety.
1 An overview of nutrition 2 Planning a healthy diet 3 Digestion, absorption and transport 4 The carbohydrates: sugar, starches and dietary fibres 5 The lipids: triglycerides, phospholipids, and sterols 6 Protein: amino acids 7 Metabolism: transformations and interactions 8 Energy balance and body composition 9 Weight management: overweight and underweight 10 The water-soluble vitamins: B group vitamins and vitamin C 11 The fat-soluble vitamins: A, D, E, and K 12 Water and the major minerals 13 The trace minerals 14 Fitness: physical activity, nutrients, and body adaptations 15 Life cycle nutrition: pregnancy and lactation 16 Life cycle nutrition: infancy, childhood and adolescence 17 Life cycle nutrition: adulthood and the later years 18 Diet-related disease 19 Consumer concerns about foods and water App A Cells, hormones, and nerves App B Basic chemistry concepts App C Biochemical structures and pathways App D Measures of protein quality App E Nutrition assessment App F Physical activity and energy requirements App G Aids to calculations Answers Glossary Index IBC + 2 pp Nutrient reference values
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