Wardlaw’s Contemporary Nutrition 10th Edition PDF
Welcome to the fascinating world of nutrition! We are all nutrition experts, in a sense, because we all eat—several times a day. At the same time, though, nutrition can seem a bit confusing. One reason for all the confusion is that it seems like “good nutrition” is a moving target: different authorities have different ideas of how we should eat, and nutrition recommendations are subject to change! Are eggs good for us or not? Should we eat foods that contain gluten or not? Second, there are so many choices. Did you know that the average supermarket carries about 40,000 food and beverage products? Food manufacturers and grocery chains have one purpose—to make a profit. Typically, the most aggressively marketed items are not the healthiest. This has made shopping very complicated. In addition, as a nation, we eat out a lot. When we eat foods that someone else has prepared for us, we surrender control over what is in our food, where the food came from, and how much of it goes on our plates.
There is a lot yet to learn, and you are undoubtedly interested in what you should be eating and how the food you eat affects you. Wardlaw’s Contemporary Nutrition Updated with 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans is designed to accurately convey changing and seemingly conflicting messages to all kinds of students. Our students commonly have misconceptions about nutrition, and many have a limited background in biology or chemistry. We teach complex scientific concepts at a level that will enable you to apply the material to your own life. This marks the tenth edition of Wardlaw’s Contemporary Nutrition. As in previous editions, we have written it to help you make informed choices about the food you eat. We will take you through explanations of the nutrients in food and their relationship to health but will also make you aware of the multitude of other factors that drive food choices. To guide you, we refer to many reputable research studies, books, policies, and websites throughout the book. With this information at your fingertips, you will be well equipped to make your own informed choices about what and how much to eat. There is much to learn, so let’s get started!