Nutrition for Life capitalizes on readers' natural interest in nutrition by demonstrating how nutrition relates to their health. A unique aspect of theÂ book is its presentation of nutrients based on function, rather than chemical classification.Â The book offers a chapter on vitamins and one on minerals, but within these chapters micronutrients are organized based on their functions within the body (tissue guardians, antioxidants, energy generators, essential electrolytes, mineral power plants, blood fortifiers, bone builders), enablingÂ readers to think about micronutrients on a conceptual level. This discourages rote memorization and promotes true understanding of each micronutrientsâ€™ importance. For instructors who still want theirÂ readers to understand the traditional chemical organization, each chapter lists a table and brief discussion of the vitamins or minerals grouped into the water-soluble and fat-soluble categories.
Beyond the functional approach of the book, Nutrition for Life includes applied features such as Game Plans and What About You self-assessments. The Second Edition features additional practical text and box features, a new nutri-case character, and margin journaling features. New, more colorful art makes the book more vibrant.
Author : Janice J. Thompson
ISBN : 0321570847
Language : English
No of Pages : 590
Edition : 2
Publication Date : 1/17/2009
Format/Binding : Paperback
Book dimensions : 10.71x8.5x0.87
Book weight : 0.03
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