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Understanding Nutrition
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A practical and engaging introduction to the core principles of nutrition. A thorough introductory guide, this text will equip students with the knowledge and skills required to optimise health and well-being. With its focus on Australasia, the text incorporates current nutrition recommendations and public health nutrition issues relevant to those studying and working in nutrition in this region of the world. The text begins with core nutrition topics, such as diet planning, macronutrients, vitamins and minerals, and follows with chapters on diet and health, fitness, life span nutrition and food safety. With a consistent level and readability, careful explanations of all key topics (including energy metabolism and other complex processes), this is a book that connects with students; engaging them as it teaches them the basic concepts and applications of nutrition.
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1. An overview of nutrition 2. Planning a healthy diet 3. Digestion, absorption and transport 4. The carbohydrates: Sugar, starch and 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 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 and health 19. Consumer concerns about foods and water Appendix A Cells, hormones, and nerves Appendix B Basic chemistry concepts Appendix C Biochemical structures and pathways Appendix D Measures of protein quality Appendix E Nutrition assessment Appendix F Physical activity and energy requirements

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