Encyclopedia of Foods: A Guide to Healthy Nutrition by Experts from Dole Food Company, Experts from The Mayo

By Experts from Dole Food Company, Experts from The Mayo Clinic, Experts from UCLA Center for H

The Encyclopedia of meals: A consultant to fit foodstuff is a definitive source for what to devour for optimum overall healthiness as particular by way of scientific and dietary specialists. This e-book makes the relationship among overall healthiness, affliction, and the meals we devour. The Encyclopedia describes greater than a hundred and forty meals, offering info on their historical past, nutrient content material, and clinical makes use of. The Encyclopedia additionally describes the "fit kitchen", together with the newest in nutrition protection, apparatus and utensils for getting ready healthy meals, and how you can regulate favourite recipes to make sure future health and style. * info fit consuming directions in line with the RDA foodstuff pyramid * presents medical foundation and information for particular thoughts * fantastically illustrated * large record of trustworthy foodstuff assets * Describes the healthy kitchen from the newest in nutrients protection to gear and utensils for getting ready healthy meals to how you can regulate favourite recipes to make sure well-being and style

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Vitamins and minerals are known as the micronutrients. They are required by your body in much smaller quantities. Although the micronutrients help your body use the energy in macronutrients, they provide no energy (calories) themselves. Water is also an essential, calorie- free nutrient. The work our bodies do each day causes us to deplete some of our stores of these essential nutrients. Only by maintaining a diet that is rich in various nutrient-containing foods can we replace those lost nutrients.

Collagen, the main protein in our skin, provides a barrier to the invasion of foreign substances. Proteins in cell membranes determine what substances can enter and exit cells. Our muscles, which contain some 65 percent of the body’s total protein, give our bodies their shape and strength. Proteins in connective tissues such as tendons, ligaments, and cartilage enable our skeletons to function, form internal organs, and hold the organs in place. Proteins in the blood carry oxygen to all cells and remove carbon dioxide and other waste products.

As their name implies, water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water. The body strives to maintain the optimal level of each of the water-soluble vitamins for its immediate needs. Surplus water-soluble vitamins are excreted in the urine and through perspiration, because they are not stored in the body to any appreciable extent. Water-soluble vitamins must be replenished almost daily, preferably by eating foods that are rich in these vitamins. Fruits, vegetables, grains, and beans are excellent sources of the water-soluble vitamins (with the exception of vitamin B12, which is found only in foods of animal origin).

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