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Product Details

  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 5 edition (May 31, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470932317
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470932315
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,887 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Get the facts on good nutrition, slim down, and feel great

You've been hearing it since you were a kid: "You are what you eat." And this wise saying is true! This one-size-fits-all guide to nutrition shows you how to manage your diet so you get the most bang (nutrients) for your buck (calories) and gives you the know-how to put together a shopping list, prepare healthy foods, and easily cut calories.

  • The skinny on nutrition — dig into the basics on nutrition and get the know-how to judge the value of nutrition information in the real world

  • The pros of protein — get the facts on where you can get protein and what it does for your body

  • Get vitality from vitamins — find out why vitamins, minerals, and plain old water are absolutely essential for your health

  • Process the facts on food processing — get the 411 on food processing and find out how cooking, freezing, canning, and drying food affects its nutritional value

  • Nothing to sneeze at — discover why some food gives people allergies, how food affects your brain at every stage of life, and how food may interact with medical drugs

"Clear, well-written, and thorough, Nutrition For Dummies is an extraordinary resource, a must-read for people who care about their health."
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY)

"Before you eat your next meal, read this book."
Dr. Manfred Kroger, Professor of Food Science, Pennsylvania State University

Open the book and find:

  • How your body turns food and beverages into the nutrients you need

  • The amount of nutrients you need to be in tiptop shape

  • Rules on dietary supplements

  • The lowdown on carbohydrates

  • Ways to balance hunger and appetite

  • Tips to assemble a healthful diet

  • How to use nutritional guidelines to plan a meal

  • Foods that may prevent or relieve symptoms of heart disease and cancer

Learn to:

  • Read and understand a nutrition facts label

  • Determine which carbs and fats are "good" — and which are not

  • Grasp the truth about vitamin supplements and energy drinks

About the Author

Carol Ann Rinzler is a noted authority on health and nutrition and is the author of more than 20 books on food and health, including Controlling Cholesterol For Dummies. She has contributed to The New York Times, Redbook, Family Circle, and the New York Daily News.

More About the Author

Carol Ann Rinzler is the author of more than twenty books on health and medicine, including Nutrition For Dummies, an international bestseller translated into fourteen languages that led to a stint as nutrition columnist for the New York Daily News. Rinzler's award-winning Estrogen and Breast Cancer: A warning for women (1993, 1995) was among the first to document the link between hormone therapy and an increased risk of breast tumors. Her four books in the Dummies series (Nutrition plus Controlling Cholesterol,Weight Loss, and Heartburn and Reflux) make complex medical facts and figures accessible to the general reader. As for her own reading, she says that "as a writer who specializes in medical subjects, my absolutely favorite books are my almost-complete sets of the Merck Manual and the Merck Index. This wonderful collection is an extraordinary record of the history of illness and orthodox treatment in the United States that makes it possible to track the evolving diagnosis, description and treatment of a disease or condition over more than a century. For example, in one chapter of my new book, Leonardo's Foot, I was able to use the Manuals to show the changes in how people regarded and treated flatfoot, a seemingly non-controversial deformity once used to identify those believed to be Devil's disciples. I am still searching for the second edition of the Manual, published in 1901. Alas, each new volume in the series was so widely available that doctors simply tossed out the old one when the latest one appeared."

Customer Reviews

Very informative book and easy to read!
Kyle William Braulick
It takes what it takes for us to get ready to take action and this book made it simple to take the first few steps.
mr3putterfromtexas
This is probably one of the best books I've purchased lately.
Erika L. Minjarez

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By mr3putterfromtexas on November 17, 2011
Format: Paperback
I made a decision to focus on my nutrition for the next year. Nutrition for Dummies was an easy choice because I was totally ignorant about what I ate.

This book put me on the right path with simple explanations and a plan for a proper diet. I feel better, have more energy, I'm more mentally alert, and take my diet seriously because the author made it so easy to follow.

It takes what it takes for us to get ready to take action and this book made it simple to take the first few steps. Thank you Carol Ann Rinzler, you helped me change the direction of my life.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. Wilcox on February 7, 2012
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Dummies books are all the same - no matter what the topic and I love being able to pick it up and flip to any section to learn something. This book hits the mark as a Dummies book and is packed full of information on nutrition. It has really helped me understand what I am eating and what it does to my body! I would recommend this book to my friends!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Bobbie on October 24, 2011
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This book is really helpful. Even if you think you know everything there is to know about nutrition you will find those moments when something hits you. That great click of something that you hadn't encountered before. And not only that it is told in an entertaining fashion. Definitely worth delving into.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Erika L. Minjarez on January 29, 2012
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This is probably one of the best books I've purchased lately. It's easy to follow and understand and is very interesting. This book has been a great quick reference for my nutrition questions.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Kramer on January 23, 2013
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Very easy to understand and so very comprehensive. Recommend to all persons interested in knowing about how proper nutrition is a cornerstone of a successful weight loss and health regiment. Simple and straightforward in explaining how food is digested and used to fuel the body. Should be a primer for all schools offering health programs.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By H Gates on June 11, 2012
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It had all the basic information one needs to learn about nutrition. It didn't go as in depth as I would have liked, but did cover a broad variety of what you need to know most.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Omi B. on April 23, 2013
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I'm not finished reading the book, but so far I am so satisfied!! It touches so many subjects and is very thorough it's exactly what I wanted and I look forward to completing the whole book I know I'm gonna be jammed packed with knowledge!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kyle William Braulick on January 17, 2013
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I love this book! I use it for work to help make things simple and easy for my clients. Very informative book and easy to read!
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