Contents at a Glance

Introduction 1

Part J: The Basic Facts about Nutrition 7

Chapter 1: What's Nutrition, Anyway? 9

Chapter 2: Digestion: The 24-Hour Food Factory 19

Chapter 3: Calories: The Energizers 29

Chapter 4: How Much Nutrition Do You Need? 45

Chapter 5: A Supplemental Story 55

Part JJ: What You Get from Food 67

Chapter 6: Powerful Protein 69

Chapter 7: The Lowdown on Fat and Cholesterol 81

Chapter 8: Carbohydrates: A Complex Story 97

Chapter 9: Alcohol: Another Form of Grape and Grain 113

Chapter 10: Vigorous Vitamins 125

Chapter 11: Mighty Minerals 149

Chapter 12: Phabulous Phytochemicals 169

Chapter 13: Water Works 175

Part JJJ: Healthy Eating 185

Chapter 14: Why You Eat When You Eat 187

Chapter 15: Why You Like the Foods You Like 197

Chapter 16: What Is a Healthful Diet? 209

Chapter 17: Making Wise Food Choices 221

Chapter 18: Eating Smart When Eating Out 237

Part JV: Food Processing 247

Chapter 19: What Is Food Processing? 249

Chapter 20: Cooking and Nutrition 261

Chapter 21: What Happens When Food Is Frozen, Canned, Dried, or Zapped 279

Chapter 22: Better Eating through Chemistry 289

Part V: Food and Medicine 299

Chapter 23: When Food Gives You Hives 301

Chapter 24: Food and Mood 309

Chapter 25: Food and Drug Interactions 317

Chapter 26: Using Food as Medicine 325

Part VI: The Part of Tens 335

Chapter 27: Ten Nutrition Web Sites 337

Chapter 28: Ten (Well, Okay, Twelve) Superstar Foods 345

Chapter 29: Ten Easy Ways to Cut Calories 355

Index 359

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