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Nutrition For Dummies [Kindle Edition]

Nigel Denby , Sue Baic , Carol Ann Rinzler
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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"...excellent fad–free, essential and accurate advice..." (Prizes Galore, Dec 05) "...a definitive guide for anyone who cares about what they eat..." (Doncaster Advertiser, 2nd December 2005) "...a very useful reference...everything you need to know about the subject..." (Newark Advertiser, 6th January 06) "...presents you with all the latest myth–busting research..." (Doncaster Advertiser, 02/12/05) "...the reference no kitchen should be without..." (England Weekly News, 7th January 2006) "...fast becoming the reference no kitchen should be without...ignores every fad going and instead concentrates on giving accurate advice to help readers navigate the world of food..." (Scotland′s Weekly News, January 27th 2006) "...an invaluable guide to navigating the maze of fashionable diets...provides solid, scientifically–based, easy to follow advice..." (Choice Magazine, Feb 06) "...it′s finally here...a great read for both beginners and experts..." ( Natural Products Magazine , April 2006) "....continues the brand′s tradition of making knowledge accessible and fun, making food selection foolproof for those of us who are fed up with the fads..." ( Pride , April 2006)  

"...excellent fad–free, essential and accurate advice..." (Prizes Galore, Dec 05) "...a definitive guide for anyone who cares about what they eat..." (Doncaster Advertiser, 2nd December 2005) "...a very useful reference...everything you need to know about the subject..." (Newark Advertiser, 6th January 06) "...presents you with all the latest myth–busting research..." (Doncaster Advertiser, 02/12/05) "...the reference no kitchen should be without..." (England Weekly News, 7th January 2006) "...ignores every fad going and instead concentrates on giving accurate advice to help readers navigate the world of food..." (Scotland′s Weekly News, January 27th 2006) "...an invaluable guide to navigating the maze of fashionable diets...provides solid, scientifically–based, easy to follow advice..." (Choice Magazine, Feb 06) "...it′s finally here...a great read for both beginners and experts..." ( Natural Products Magazine , April 2006) "....continues the brand′s tradition of making knowledge accessible and fun, making food selection foolproof for ... us ..." ( Pride , April 2006)

Choice Magazine, Feb 06

"...an invaluable guide to navigating the maze of fashionable diets...provides solid, scientifically-based, easy to follow advice..."

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5433 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 2 edition (18 Nov 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004EEOWFM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #85,909 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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122 of 123 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating and useful stuff! 21 Oct 2005
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book really does give you the full low-down about all things nutrition and it's refreshing to read a book on food that doesn't subcribe to some fad or other. The authors have aimed to provide 'sound information you can trust' and do so by sticking to the facts, rather than forcing their personal opinions on the reader. The information provided is presented clearly, and without jargon, and it's supported by plenty of facts and figures giving you a solid understanding on what food actually is and how your body reacts to it. I found the part on food and health particularly interesting and reassuring as opposed to a lot of the scaremongering that goes on in other books on the topic (food allergies in particular). If you are looking for a precribed diet or eating plan, you might want to look elsewhere, however, if you want to really understand food and be given the information to be able to make wise food choices for yourself, this book is highly recommended.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Reads more like propaganda at times 6 Jan 2012
By J. Kirk
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I didn't expect much more than a simple overview from this book, but it came with a lot more that wasn't so easy to digest. It's essentially an unquestioning mouthpiece of the USDA Dietary Guidelines, including all the lovely contradictions. Of the 2005 revision, the author says it was 'pretty clear that the original food pyramid hadn't done its proposed job of teaching most Americans how to choose foods that provide sufficient nutrients without piling on the pounds.' And how have Americans done since 2005?

The entire book is based around the pyramid responsible for America's ridiculous obesity rate, and desperately clings on to old, now defunct, myths about about carbohydrates, fat, cholesterol, thermodynamics and calorie-counting. The explanation of the role of insulin was laughable. There's absolutely no mention of its critical role in weight loss, and we're fed the same old tired idea of exercise and calorie-counting to lose weight, because it's proven to be so effective after 100 years of non-success. But it's easier than changing our stubborn views and looking to contemporary research isn't it?

White bread, potatoes and pasta are referred to as 'perfectly healthful foods,' and we're recommended to eat 6-11 servings from the cereal group, with only 5-9 from the vegetable/fruits group. A single serving includes 1 slice of bread, 1/2 cup of pasta, or 5-6 crackers. Even when I was eating a junk diet I would've struggled with 6-11 servings at that level. It's no wonder that even overweight people who are genuinely making an effort to lose weight fail horribly despite the misery they have to live through on these diets.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Informative Read 11 July 2007
Format:Paperback
I recommend this book. I was glad to see that it gives a unbiased view of Nutrition and doesn't make suggestions on what you should or should not eat. Instead it gives you the information about different things and and gives you the information so that you can make these decisions for yourself. There is a lot of information covering many topics, very few things are not covered in some form or another. I enjoyed the fact that the book is non linear, allowing you to jump in and out as you please. Overall I found this an interesting read all in all. I suppose I should say that I am not a "Health Freak" or "Fitness Guru" either. Just a normal person interested in Nutrition.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sure start for healthier diet 16 Aug 2005
Format:Paperback
An excellent book on nutrition! Compared to other books on nutrition that make you feel guitly while you read them, the joyful tone of this book inspires to change your bad eating habbits to more healthy ones without hurting your self-esteem and changing your lifestyle. Moreover, the author demonstrates, how to eat healthier without making a revolution in your fridge or looking stupid in a restoraunt.
Thanks to this book I finally undestood everything that is needed about calories, proteins, carbs etc. Ever more- I learned how to easily calculate nutrients my own and how to control whether my diet is balanced or not. The author nicely demonstrates what are all these nutrients, where they are used in our body and from which food you can get them.
The only limitation of this book is related to measurements it uses ounces and pounds instead of grams and kilos- I had difficulties with them.
My favorite chapters were on food supplements, including vitamins where the author shows advantages and disadvantages of using them. (Did you know that too mych C vitamin is too bad for health?)
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Paperback
Love the book. This book is perfect for the begginning dieter. Usually when someone starts a new lifestyle, which includes a change in activity level and/or diet, they do not know much about what they need to do, as far as exercise, and how they need to eat to accomplish the goals they want. I am a exercise sports science major with a minor in nutrition and I have reccommended this book to many of my personal training clients. Reason being b/c as everyone knows you can not just start an exercise routine, you must change and modify your diet to see good results. Your body needs the right type of fuel and the right amount. This book explains in easy to follow terms how to go about changing your diet to a more healthy one. If you are trying to change your diet, knowing what you should be doing and eating is the place to start. Knowledge is a great thing! Buy the book you will be glad you did.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Flawed information....
Can't believe this book tells people to eat potatoes & white bread but limit fruits.....
Like many people I stuffer from digestion problems, a result of too many processed... Read more
Published 22 days ago by Cam
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Great book, very handy to learn about food and how we should view it.
Published 25 days ago by Maxine K
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Came in good time and in good condition. Although informative, it wasn't quite what I was looking for,
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Cover just enough of everything
Published 2 months ago by Emma Taylor
2.0 out of 5 stars Dated expression of nutrition
A poorly written and somewhat dated description of nutrition. Should be called "Nutrition by Dummies". Read more
Published 8 months ago by Ian Thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Good book interesting facts about nutrition and good tips very good book to get if you into fitness and sport
Published 9 months ago by carolb
5.0 out of 5 stars Nutrition made simple
I wanted a comprehensive book that contained all the up to date and relevant information about nutrition right down to molecular level and written in a readable and understandable... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Gordon Teasdale
5.0 out of 5 stars Good valuefor money
It is very informative! A good book for those who dont know much about nutrition! I would recommend it! Really good!
Published 10 months ago by stephie
5.0 out of 5 stars Nutrition for this dummy!
Brilliant resource for me. Easy to look up all things I want to know about nutrition. I have a decent basic knowledge but this has taught me a great deal on top of that. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Chrispy
3.0 out of 5 stars You get what you pay for...
The pocket edition has an attractive price and I expected it to be very much cut down. However, I found that it was too cut down and left me wanting to buy the full version, making... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Steve Hefferman
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