The importance of a balanced and healthy diet cannot be overemphasized. If you really want to analyze and change your diet, you need to know more than a count of the calories you're taking in; you also need to know the fat, cholesterol, fiber, and sodium - these books list the vitamin and food counts of food.
The importance of a balanced and
cannot be overemphasized. But how can you be sure you are getting all of the nutrients
your body requires? The Complete Book of Vitamin and Mineral Counts has the information
you need. Find out which vitamins and minerals are in the food you eat -- and what you may
have to add to your diet. For example, are you trying to boost your immune system? You
need zinc, and one of the best natural sources is in whole grain products like bran
cereals. Worried about osteoporosis but don't like milk? Canned salmon is a good
alternative to step up your calcium intake. Research has shown how important it is for
pregnant women to get enough folic acid, but from where? Try spinach -- which will also
give you the extra dose of vitamin A your pregnancy calls for at the same time.
Health-conscious Americans are aware of the enormous media coverage about antioxidants, nutrients that help combat aging, cancer, AIDS, vascular disease, and a host of other ailments. This guide provides all the information readers need to help them choose a diet rich in these key vitamins and minerals. The authors of The Fat Counter explain antioxidants -- the nutrients that help combat aging, cancer, AIDS, and other immune function ailments -- and measure the antioxidant levels of more than seven thousand foods.
If you really want to analyze and/or change your diet, you need to know more than a count of the calories you're taking in; you also need to know the fat, cholesterol, fiber, and sodium. You get all this and more from The Complete Book of Food Counts, a 770-page paperback that lists every food you can think of, including brand-name items. Each food is analyzed by calories; grams of protein, carbohydrate, fat, and fiber; and milligrams of cholesterol and sodium. Let's say you're trying to stick to a healthy diet that is high in fiber and low in fat and sodium. Look up a food item and you'll see an array of brands compared, making it easy to find the healthiest choices. All major brands of packaged, canned, and frozen food items are listed. You can even look up a chain restaurant and check out menu options before you order; for example, a Carl's Jr. Santa Fe Chicken Sandwich feeds you 530 calories and a whopping 30 grams of fat (the same as a McDonald's Quarter Pounder with cheese!) and 1,230 milligrams of sodium. Know what you're eating -- look it up before you buy! -- Joan Price
I am NOT a medical professional.
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