I appreciate this book for the nutritional facts on grains, beans, seeds, fruits and vegetables, both for specific nutritional needs but also cross referencing charts for particular health issues to needed foods to meet the body's needs in that situation.
Chart for specific nutrients+ Deficiency Symptoms = food sources, etc... several ways to cross reference health and nutritional needs... you can also look up specific foods and learn about many of their specific medicinal properties.
Facts on the many different names of MSG and why you don't want this in your body (this is helpful info if you sincerely want to avoid MSG and need to know how to read it in food labels).
Another wonderful bonus I found is the detailed information on several different kinds of grains to eat. This information over the years helped me find alternative grains for my families diet and gave me clues how to use them as I studied other food science sources... Like for those of you that have wheat allergies, picking other choices. Grains for breads or cooking understanding gluten facts (gluten and protein content help in bread, cookies.. rising). I created some tasteful recipes with this as my spring board. My point being is understanding basic foundational information helps you with the other layers learned too.
Food combining to meet balanced nutrition, i.e. working with amino acids in different foods combined together makes a complete protein. (Beans and grains). The benefits of beans...
I find personally the explanations and info easy to read, so you don't need to be a science major or nutritionist expert to follow what she is sharing. Simple easy formats and charts, and so forth. Whether you use all her info. or part of it it is helpful. I have owned this book for probably 10 years and have found myself running to read and reread it's contents many times through out the years both for recipe development and problem solving specific health needs.
I even recommend it for homeschoolers (even if the teacher is still learning too) as reference for food science and health classes.