Nutrition Intuition: A Practical Approach to Health and Well Being

Author(s): Victoria Buxton-Pacheco

Edition: 3

Copyright: 2020

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Nutrition Intuition: A Practical Approach to Health and Well Being provides a practical approach to nutrition for non-nutrition majors. The goal of Nutrition Intuition is to provide the reader with the most up-to-date information about the basics of nutrition and be able to apply the principles learned. This textbook provides detailed information that is used to highlight some of the foods and nutrients that we eat every day. Each chapter focuses on certain foods and nutrients to help the reader understand the important roles they play in our health.

Nutrition Intuition features:

  • Functional Food Facts – Provides information about foods that have health benefits built right into the food 
  • Nutrition Nerd Alerts – Fun facts about nutrition related topics 
  • Everyday Superfoods – Features foods that are packed with powerful phytochemicals and antioxidants  
  • Food in Focus – Highlights nutrition–related articles or current research about food–related topics 
  • Tip Sheets – Intended to be used to apply nutrition principles learned in the chapter 
  • End of Chapter Questions – Helps the student assess what they learned in the chapter 


CHAPTER 1 - Nutrition Intuition: A Common Sense Approach

CHAPTER 2 - The "Un-Diet" Approach to Healthy Eating

CHAPTER 3 - Digestion and Absorption: The Human Body at its Best

CHAPTER 4 - Carbohydrates: "The Good, The Bad, and The Better"

CHAPTER 5 - Lipids: Be Good to Your Heart

CHAPTER 6 - Proteins: Building Blocks to Health and Well Being

CHAPTER 7 - The Water Soluble Vitamins: Building Blocks for Energy Metabolism

CHAPTER 8 - The Fat Soluble Vitamins: Building Blocks for Vision, Bone, and Blood Health

CHAPTER 9 - Water: Essential to Life, Electrolytes: Fluid Balance

CHAPTER 10 - Minerals: Small Amounts, Big Impact

CHAPTER 11 - Energy Balance and Weight Control: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

CHAPTER 12 - Nutrition Throughout the Lifespan

CHAPTER 13 - Food Safety and Sanitation

Victoria Buxton-Pacheco

Victoria Buxton-Pacheco is professor of nutrition at Pasadena City College in theHealth Sciences Division. She is also a professor at California State University, Los Angeles in the Kinesiology and Nutritional Sciences Department. She earned her bachelors and masters degree in Nutritional Sciences at California State University, Los Angeles. She also completed her internship program to become a Registered Dietitian at California State University, Los Angeles in the Coordinated Dietetic Program.

Victoria also divides her time between working as an outpatient dietitian for a hospital and working as a consultant dietitian for a physician. Victoria is an active member in the American Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition.

Victoria has been teaching for l 0 years for both non-nutrition and nutrition majors. She has a strong appreciation for the goals and objectives in her nutrition courses and understands the needs of the students. This teaching experience, along with her clinical experience, has helped her to create an exciting and refreshing textbook for the introductory nutrition course.

Related ISBN's: 9781792410833

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