Nutrition for Life capitalizes on students' natural interest in nutrition by demonstrating how nutrition relates to health. A unique aspect of the text is its presentation of nutrients based on function, not on chemical classification. The book offers a chapter on vitamins and one on minerals, but within these chapters micronutrients are organized based on their functions within the body (tissue guardians, antioxidants, energy generators, essential electrolytes, mineral power plants, blood fortifiers, bone builders), enabling students to think about micronutrients on a conceptual level. This discourages rote memorization and promotes students' true understanding of the micronutrients' importance.
|Translated title of the contribution||Nutrition for Life|
|Publisher||Pearson Benjamin Cummings|
|Number of pages||568|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|