The Handy Nutrition Answer Book

by Patricia Barnes-Svarney and Thomas E Svarney
Handy Nutrition

... recommended ... a useful resource ...


The Handy Nutrition Answer Book by Patricia Barnes-Svarney and Thomas E. Svarney will answer your “What should I eat?” conundrums.

Bookworm Sez

Every conceivable question is answered with current information. … There is no preaching here just well written, understandable facts on the latest nutritional science and guidelines.

Children's Literature

... both practical and informative ... Recommended

Christian Library Journal

Starred Review. ... The diet comparison appendix is the most fascinating extra resource ... This [is an] approachable and valuable resource for nutrition students, health care professionals, and laypeople interested in nutrition information ...

Library Journal

... a great reference for both teacher and student as a part of any science classroom library. … The questions are relevant and the answers are short and to the point. If you have been looking for a helpful and handy nutrition reference, this book may be the answer for you!

National Science Teachers Association Recommends

Readers will find information on a plethora of topics in this one-stop source for all things nutrition … a useful book ...

School Library Journal

... a handy reference book when looking for specific information, or it can be read cover to cover as a comprehensive guide to nutrition. The question-and-answer format, with chapters divided into major categories, makes it easy to browse ...

Food, Nutrition, Diet, and Health

Essential Vitamins and Minerals! Gluten Free! All Natural! Locally Grown! Fat Free!
Food aisle claims can be bewildering, even meaningless or misleading. Yet, your fitness, health, and well-being depend on food and proper nutrition. Knowing what is in the foods we eat, understanding the differences between good and bad fat, learning which foods are good sources of vitamins, keeping up on the latest scientific discoveries, or discerning the effectiveness of different diets can be challenging.

The Handy Nutrition Answer Book offers reliable information, the latest scientific discoveries, and the history of food and diet. It will help you understand the nutritional benefits—and pitfalls—of what you eat and how your body processes food, and it equips you with the tools you need to make good diet choices. Along with scrutinizing the pros and cons of some of the most popular diets on the market today, this useful guide explains the basics of healthy nutrition through its well-researched answers to nearly 900 common questions, such as:

• How are calories measured?
• Why is high fructose corn syrup so controversial?
• How do you interpret how much fat to eat based on the daily calories you consume?
• What’s the difference between gluten sensitivity, celiac disease, and wheat intolerance?
• Can beer help prevent carcinogens from forming in grilled foods?
• What is the best way to cook vegetables if you want to keep nutrients from being destroyed?
• What does the word “natural” really mean on a food label?

About Patricia Barnes-Svarney

Patricia Barnes-Svarney Patricia Barnes-Svarney has been a nonfiction science and science fiction writer for more than 15 years. She has a master's degree in geography/geomorphology and has worked professionally as a geomorphologist and oceanographer. She has written or coauthored more than 20 books, including The New York Public Library Science Desk Reference, and has written more than 300 articles for science magazines and journals.

Hometown: Endicott, New York

About Thomas E Svarney

Thomas E Svarney Thomas E. Svarney is a scientist, naturalist, and artist. With Patricia Barnes-Svarney, he is the author of numerous science books, including Skies of Fury, The Handy Geology Answer book, The Handy Ocean Answer Book, and The Handy Dinosaur Answer Book. He has also contributed to several books, including The New York Public Library Desk Reference.

Hometown: Endicott, New York

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