Good overall health always starts with a foundation of good nutrition. However, being bombarded by conflicting nutritional reports, ever-changing confusing nutritional findings, and the latest diets can make it hard to understand how to achieve your optimum nutrition. Idiot's Guides: Optimum Nutrition gives you everything you need to know about nutrients, understanding how they react in your body, and the best way to achieve nutritional benefits. This book covers:
* The fundamental basics of nutrition.
* Definitions of good/bad fats, good/bad carbs, vitamins, minerals, proteins, and phytonutrients, and how they are used in your body.
* The mind/brain/body connection and how nutrition is linked to mental health.
* The truth about controversial foods and conflicting nutritional information.
* How to understand food labels and nutritional terms, key grocery marketing terms, and genetically modified foods.
* Making wise food choices when eating at home or out.
* Inclusion of water, fiber, grains, supplements, and super foods.
* Popular diets and how they work (low carb, paleo, plant-based, Mediterranean, glycemic index, raw food)
* Food allergies versus food intolerances and how to eat with them.
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About the Author
An award-winning registered dietitian, chef, culinary nutrition educator, and author, Stephanie Green RD received her degree in nutrition from UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, and attended culinary school in Arizona. Currently, she's an instructor in a culinary arts program in Scottsdale, Arizona, and has taught nutrition at other nationally recognized schools over the past 7 years. She also has worked as the chief research nutritionist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania General Clinical Research Center.
She also shares her love of cooking seasonal produce in her digital magazine, Green's Cookery, that helps people create nutrient-dense, produce-centric dishes. Stephanie has appeared nationally on television and radio to promote healthy eating, co-authored The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Mediterranean Diet, and is the past president of the Arizona Academy of Nutrition&Dietetics. She grew up in Dallas, Texas, and now resides in Phoenix, Arizona, where she enjoys cooking in both her indoor and outdoor kitchens.