New On the Bookshelf: The Most Complete Food Counter, 3rd Edition

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on January 28, 2013 · 0 comments

Most 3 cover-300The Most Complete Food Counter, 3rd Edition

By Karen J. Nolan, PhD and Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN

The Most Complete Food Counter, 3rd edition is the all-in-one food and nutrition resource you have been looking for to help you live well and eat healthy.

Everyone loves to talk about food and everyone has questions about their health, but nutrition information can be confusing. You need to get more of some nutrients – like calcium and fiber. You should get less of others — like cholesterol and sodium. And, some nutrients — like calories and protein — are based on individual needs. It is no wonder most people have trouble figuring all this out.

The Most Complete Food Counter, 3rd edition ends this confusion. In the Nutrition Basics section the reader is given a simple way to determine their individual need for each nutrient counted in the book – calories, protein, total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, carbohydrate, sugar, fiber, calcium, sodium, potassium, folic acid and vitamin C. You will find food values for over 11,000 brand name foods to compare and help you buy the best options. Over 900 take-out choices and 5,000 menu items from 113 restaurant chains are listed. You have a total of more than 21,000 food items to choose from. Ever wonder how many calories are in a frozen daiquiri or which food has the most cholesterol? You’ll find out these answers along with real-life suggestions to help you integrate healthy food choices into your lifestyle.

Few people have ever had a formal nutrition class which can leave them less-than-prepared to decipher nutrition information and define tongue-twisting words – monounsaturated, carotenoids, probiotics, triglycerides, and many more. The section Just the Facts A to Z will define these and many, many more. From A1C to Zen Macrobiotic Diet, entries range from scientific to practical to whimsical, including: anorexia, aphrodisiacs, edible flowers, genetically modified (GM) foods, gluten-free diet, human genome project, serving size, taste, water requirements, wellness, and xerostomia.

Every 5 years, by federal law, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans are revised. The 2010 edition is the most comprehensive and complicated guidelines ever released. To help you understand and make use of this valuable tool, we have distilled the guidelines down to important bullet points and added You Should Know tip boxes.

The Most Complete Food Counter, 3rd edition, Karen J. Nolan, PhD and Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, Gallery Books, 2013, ISBN 13: 978-4516-2164-8 available online or at your favorite bookstore.

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