Essential Guide to Vitamins and Minerals

Essential Guide to Vitamins and Minerals
by Elizabeth Somer, M.A., R.D.

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Paperback - 464 pages 2nd edition (January 1996)




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Book Description
The Essential Guide to Vitamins and Minerals provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the importance of vitamins and minerals as reported by medical research studies and testing from leading institutions around the world. In three parts this book 1) Gives a detailed profile of over 40 vitamins and minerals (including nutrient-nutrient interactions), 2) Examines the effects of vitamins and minerals on over 40 diseases and conditions, and 3) Lays out guidelines for creating the vitamin/mineral-rich diet. In addition, here you'll find everything you need to know about:

Antioxidants and the Prevention of Disease and Premature Aging

Vitamins, Minerals, and the Body

The Recommended Daily Intakes

Marginal Deficiencies

Vitamins, Minerals, and the Immune System

How Medications, Alcohol, and Tobacco Affect Nutrient Status

Vitamins, Minerals, and Food

Understanding and Choosing Supplements

Meal-Planning Guidelines

Convenience, Fast, and Snack Foods

Special Diets

A single-volume, heavily researched reference covers such areas as the role of each vitamin and mineral, deficiency symptoms, vitamin fallacies, the role of vitamins in disease, antioxidants, and overall health improvement.

Written by a leading nutritionist, this completely revised and updated guide synthesizes thousands of research studies to provide a concise, reliable, and easily-to-understand resource for the often-misunderstood field of diet and nutrition. From antioxidants to AIDS, steroids to the common cold, no other reference contains as much information on how vitamins and minerals can improve one's health.

About the Author
Elizabeth Somer is a consulting nutritionist and author of numerous books on health and nutrition including Food and Mood, Nutrition Desk Reference, Nutrition for a Healthy Pregnancy, and Nutrition for Women.