This concise, encyclopedic, beautifully illustrated guide to food and nutrition explains how the food we eat interacts with the body and how we can make the best nutritional choices. This cutting-edge, practical information - presented in an easy-to-use format with color photos, charts, and diagrams - breaks down the nutritional values and benefits of over 180 specific and popular foods. A vital tool for creating a healthy diet, this reference is organized by food group, and the helpful tips, detailed food combination charts, and customized diet recommendations can be put to use right away. With information on the USDA's Food Pyramid and the new MyPlate nutrition guides, Ultimate Nutrition for Health pays special attention to the choices that promote good health, emphasizing regular physical activity, food variety, water intake, and a balanced diet. This goldmine of health facts also includes information on the body's systems and subsystems, a breakdown of ailments and risk factors, advice on how to prepare and store food safely, and an informative question and answer section.
Manfred Urs Koch's passion for learning the secret of human nutrition was sparked by two tragic incidences in his life. After the loss of a best school friend from leukemia followed by the loss of a great uncle due to Parkinson's disease, Manfred studied nutrition intensely for three years. Ultimate Nutrition for Health (formerly Laugh with Health) is the result. Using the book as the main text, Manfred has taught nutrition to naturopath students in his native Australia. He lives in New South Wales, Australia.