Food, Nutrition and Health

Food, Nutrition and Health

Authors : Shashi Goyal & Pooja Gupta

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About the Book

The book Food, Nutrition and Health is intended for spreading appropriate knowledge and scientific application of Life Sciences to ensure good health and overall well being of humanity especially from Indian sub-continent. The book will be extremely useful for Teachers and Students of Life Sciences; Foods, Nutrition & Health and Home Science, Para-medical Professionals including Wellness & Diet Experts and General Public as ready reference. Authors have used their vast experience and research to compile a perfect blend of different Science streams, Foods & Nutrition, Food Science, Bio-Chemistry and Zoology to ensure that readers are well equipped while serving communities for Healthy Life Style, Balanced Diet and Overall Well Being. The book especially caters to the nutritional aspects of various stages in the life cycle; Infancy, Pre-School and School Age Children, Adolescents, Adulthood, Pregnant and Lactating Women and Old Age and wide-spread health concerns of 21st century (Obesity, Diabetes, Hyper/tension, AIDS, Smoking, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse). Delhi University has remarkably initiated B.Sc. (Life Sciences) that offers job oriented degree courses for students of science stream and students' base into job oriented knowledge of Foods, Nutrition & Health.

 

Table of Content

Unit-I: Food and Nutrition, Unit-II: Function of Food, Unit-III: Nutritional Biochemistry, Unit-IV: Health, Unit-V: Food and Water Borne Infections • Annexure-1: Food Exchange List in Meal Planning • Annexure-2: Food Value of Portions Commonly Used • Annexure-3: Calorific Value of Hard and Soft Drinks • Annexure-4: Calorie Exchange • Annexure-5: Household Measures • Annexure-6: Foods Containing Saturated and Unsaturated Fats • Annexure-7: Fat Contents of Commonly used Vegetable Oils and Ghee (in %) • Annexure-8: Calories Burnt in Various Activities (per minutes) • Annexure-9: ideal Weight for Men and Women Over 25 Years • References