The Unofficial Guide to Smart Nutrition

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9780028635897: The Unofficial Guide to Smart Nutrition

Everyone has heard that eating too much cholesterol and fat will lead to heart disease, that no matter how many diets Americans endure they are still overweight, that inappropriate food choices can lead to adult-onset diabetes, yet most people seem to have more and more difficulty meeting their bodies' nutritional needs. Clearly they are eating more, but they aren't eating smart. The Unofficial Guide to Smart Nutrition shows readers:
* What the USDA Food Pyramid reveals -- and what it doesn't
* Why frozen is better than canned but fresh is the best of all
* What the food industry doesn't want you to know about luncheon meats
* Why vitamin and mineral supplements can't rescue a poor diet
* Which chemicals in food may cause illness, and how to avoid carcinogens
* How to make a superior peanut butter and jelly sandwich

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The Unofficial Guide series delivers critical, unbiased information that other books can't or won't reveal -- the inside scoop. Our goal is to provide the reader with the most accessible, useful information possible -- information that is unbiased by affiliation with any organization or industry. As a result we tell the readers the truth whether those institutions like it or not.

To be absolutely certain that each and every Unofficial Guide provides the most authoritative, up-to-date information available, a minimum of three "official" experts comprising the "Unofficial Panel" painstakingly reviews the book to ensure factual accuracy of all data.

Each Unofficial Guide delivers the following: * Comprehensive coverage of necessary and vital information * Savvy, sophisticated tone that's readable * Sensible, applicable facts and secrets that only an insider knows * Special back reference sections: Glossary, Resource Guide, * Recommended Reading List, Important Documents, Important Statistics, * Detailed Index

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The inside scoop… for when you want more than the official line! These days, we've got good and bad fat—not to mention saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fat. Olestra chips and sugar-free cookies. Power bars and powder-based potions. The Food Pyramid and the much-hyped "Zone" diet. If you've been feeling overwhelmed by nutrition news these days, you're not alone. We know more about good nutrition now than ever before, but that doesn't mean we're not inundated with nutrition fables, fads, and all-out fraud. That's why when it comes to making sensible diet decisions for yourself and your loved ones, you want one good source you can trust. You want the inside scoop. The Unofficial Guide ™ to Smart Nutrition is designed to give savvy consumers like you a foolproof appraisal of everything from following the USDA's Food Pyramid to getting the real story behind fat-and sugar-free products, protein supplements, and quickie-diets. In this book you'll get unbiased recommendations that are not influenced by any company, product, or organization. The Unofficial Guide ™ to Smart Nutrition is intensively inspected by The Unofficial Panel of Experts: Dian Shepperson Mills is a clinical nutritionist; Michael Janson, MD is a practicing physician and author; and Judy Brown, Ph.D is a professor and author. These specialists ensure that you are armed with the most up-to-date insider information on the subject of smart nutrition and are told exactly what "the Official establishment" doesn't want you to know. Vital Information on how to put together a balanced diet based on the Food Pyramid Insider Secrets on smart choices in all nutrition categories Money-Saving Techniques for buying smart when buying vitamins and supplements, dining out, and choosing meals for your family Time-Saving Tips on how to put together a sensible weight-loss plan and a healthy diet The Latest Trends for infants, children, women, mothers-to-be, boomer-aged folks, and the aged Handy Checklists and Charts for keeping track of the real deal behind today's nutrition trends visit us on-line at www.idgbooks.com

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