About Nutrition

The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite

by David A. Kessler, M.D.
What food ingredients do Americans find so delicious that the taste of them leads to eating more? You guessed it-- sugar, salt, and fat. Dr. Kessler points out that these ingredients are hard to resist.
Texture is another characteristic that affects how much we eat. We’re likely to eat more of highly processed foods that can be consumed rapidly, with a minimum of chewing (such as chicken that’s been ground).
Combine appealing taste, soft texture, and low price, and consumers can wolf down several hundred calories with lightning speed and without realizing it. Of course, this leads to overeating and the inevitable result: obesity. Former FDA commissioner Kessler labels overeating and obesity the country’s most pressing public-health concern.
Feed Your Family Right

by Eliza Zied, M.S., R.D. with Ruth Winter, M.S., 2007
This is a book about safe and healthy eating, keeping the entire family in mind, and considering family genes and history. Individual chapters discuss how to read food labels, plan meals, and prevent or manage diet-related conditions (including childhood obesity).
Eliza Zied is a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association and clinical nutritionist; Ruth Winter is also a nutritionist.
American Dietetic Association’s Complete Food and Nutrition Guide

by Roberta Larson Duyff, 2006
Guidelines for healthy eating and wellness for all stages of life, tips on grocery shopping and writing menus, information about nutrition and food-related diseases—all that and more comprise the contents of this book.
Roberta Larson Duyff, MS, RD, FADA, CFC, is a nationally renowned award-winning dietician, food and nutrition consultant, public speaker, and prolific writer of consumer books.
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Total Nutrition

by Joy Bauer, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., 2005
Bauer’s book advises consumers on grocery shopping, the dangers of fad diets, the risks of overdosing on certain vitamins or not getting enough of essential ones, healthy eating both at home and out, exercise, special dietary food needs for various diseases and allergies, and all-around nutrition.
Bauer has established one of the largest nutrition centers in the country. She appears regularly on national television and is a contributing editor and monthly columnist for a food and health magazine.
SUPER FOODS RX: Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your Life

by Steven Pratt, M.D. and Kathy Matthews, 2005
“By eating these fourteen foods, you can actually stop the incremental deteriorations that lead to common ailments and diseases,” declares Dr. Pratt. On his list are spinach, broccoli, tomatoes, blueberries, walnuts, salmon, yogurt, and oats. He explains the safety net they provide and offers shopping lists, menus, and recipes to help consumers incorporate these foods into their everyday meals and snacks.
Dr. Pratt is an authority on the role of nutrition and lifestyle in preventing disease and maintaining good health. Kathy Matthews has co-authored several health and medical bestsellers.


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