Barasi's Human Nutrition: a health perspective provides a comprehensive introduction to the basic principles of nutrition. Thoroughly revised, restructured and updated, the new edition covers the application of nutrition in the protection of health, and presents up-to-date scientific information in an accessible and reader-friendly format. The new edition places more emphasis on applied nutrition; specifically, sections relating to clinical nutrition and public health nutrition are now separate chapters, with new chapters on sport nutrition, obesity and weight management. Each chapter will have a dedicated table of contents to better highlight the subject covered. The book also focuses on nutritional issues relating to major disease in the West, such as coronary heart disease, cancer and diabetes, while discussing methods of studying nutrition and the essential principles of diet structure. This is an invaluable source for students of Nutrition and those pursuing further qualifications in Food Science.
PART ONE THE STUDY OF NUTRITION AND FOOD HABITS Chapter 1 What is nutrition? Chapter 2 What are the influences on eating habits? Chapter 3 Basics of a healthy diet PART TWO THE NUTRIENTS IN FOOD AND THEIR ROLE IN HEALTH Chapter 4 Proteins Chapter 5 Fats Chapter 6 Carbohydrates Chapter 7 Energy needs Chapter 8 Energy balance Chapter 9 Vitamins Chapter 10 Minerals, electrolytes and fluid PART THREE THE APPLICATION OF NUTRITIONAL KNOWLEDGE Chapter 11 Pregnancy and lactation Chapter 12 Infants, children and adolescents Chapter 13 Adults and the elderly population Chapter 14 Diet and coronary heart disease Chapter 15 Diet and cancer Chapter 16 Challenges to nutritional status Chapter 17 Optimizing nutrition Chapter 18 Public health nutrition and health promotion