Nutrients & Supplements
A Shopper's Guide
by Eileen Renders
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Designed for the general reader, Eileen Renders' practical reference on nutrition and food additives boils down essential information from research studies, her own ongoing work in the field, and standard dietary and chemical references. Using this simple guide to the most important food elements and additives, readers can find out everything the average person needs to know to make healthsy choices in eating and diet supplementation.
This unique and easy-to-use layperson's reference takes the mystery out of the bewildering array of health and labeling information that faces us every time we go to a grocery or health food store. It provides alphabetical listings and descriptions in plain English not only of nutritional elements and the foods that provide them but also of both what is added to and what is taken out of the foods available to us today.
Each topic is covered in a separate alphabetized chapter. In one chapter the author lists and describes all the additives commonly found on labels as well as those that escape labeling. In fresh vegetables and meat, for example, the author describes additives used to preserve, disinfect, condition, and "beautify" food; and additives that have been proved or are suspected to be harmful, as well as those that are benign, reasonably safe, or even beneficial. Renders devotes a chapter to processed foods that have been largely stripped of nutritional value, and suggest tasty, nutritious substitutes. Several chapters provide information on nutrients--their functions, typical deficiencies, and generally accepted therapeutic qualities.
Chapters on amino acids, vitamins and minerals, oils and essential fatty acids, enzymes, and antioxidants are included. Food sources of these various nutrients are considered in a separate chapter, as are dietary supplements. Offering quick authoritative answers in plain language and in a format that makes information easy to locate, Renders' book is the only up-to=date reference that covers all these important topics under one cover. It will simplify life for anyone concerned with planning tasty nutritious meals and insuring a healthy diet.