DASH Diet for Renal Health: A Customized Program to Improve Your Kidney Function based on America’s Top Rated Diet

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Mar 172018

Eat Your Way to Better Kidney Function

If you have kidney disease, you’ve learned to live with a restricted diet in order to stay healthy. With this book, you can unleash the power of the scientifically proven DASH diet to improve renal function while enjoying a wide variety of delicious foods.

The easy-to-follow meal plans, shopping tips and healthy swaps outlined in DASH Diet for Renal Health will help you create a bounty of tasty low-potassium and low-phosphorus recipes, including:
• Beef Barley Soup
• Lemon Rosemary Chicken Skillet
• Vegetable Green Curry
• Spicy Baked Fish
• Pasta Primavera






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Handbook of Nutrition in Heart Health

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Mar 152018

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality remains the primary cause of death worldwide, despite the decline in developed countries. CVD includes a variety of heart and vascular conditions: hypertensive heart disease, stroke, and ischemic heart disease. Some risk factors such as age, gender, and family history cannot be changed. Other causes, including diet, tobacco, drugs of abuse, alcohol, and lack of exercise, can be altered. In this book, experts review the validity of various dietary approaches in prevention and treatment of CVD for promotion of heart health. In summary, nutrients, nutraceuticals, macronutrients, and gastrointestinal microbes modified by prebiotics and probiotics play important roles in heart health and disease.The five sections in the book give an overview of the role of vitamins and minerals, nutrition and nutrition counselling, dietary supplements, herbs and foods, protein and energy, and microbes. A useful part of the chapters in this book are the key facts and summary points.
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Nutritional Antioxidant Therapies: Treatments and Perspectives

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Mar 132018

This book offers a collection of expert reviews on the use of plant-based antioxidant therapies in disease prevention and treatment. Topics discussed include the uses of plant and nutritional antioxidants in the contexts of reproductive health and prenatal development, healthcare and aging, noncommunicable chronic diseases, and environmental pollution. The text is complemented by a wealth of color figures and summary tables.








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Plant-Powered Beauty: The Essential Guide to Using Natural Ingredients for Health, Wellness, and Personal Skincare

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Mar 112018

You know your diet should be rich in plants for optimal health. So shouldn’t the products you apply to your skin, which are absorbed into your body, also be filled with plants?

If you’ve ever looked at the back of your so-called “natural” facial moisturizer or body cream and seen a list of complicated additives you couldn’t recognize or pronounce, then you know firsthand that mass-produced synthetic beauty products can be something of a mystery.

With Plant-Powered Beauty: The Essential Guide to Using Natural Ingredients for Health, Wellness, and Personal Skincare (with 50-plus Recipes), harness the power of plant-based energy to maintain your natural beauty and let your skin glow like never before. Natural beauty experts Amy Galper and Christina Daigneault show readers how to deconstruct beauty labels, parse ingredients lists, make informed choices about the products they use—and, most important, better understand how their skin works.

At the heart of Plant-Powered Beauty, you will find more than 50 easy-to-follow recipes to make your own plant-based skincare and beauty products, such as:
• Almond Milk Facial Cleanser
• Anti-aging Facial Scrub
• Blemish Gel
• Choc-o-Mint Lip Balm
• Coconut Whip Makeup Remover
• Vitamin-Rich Hair Health Serum
• Quick and Fresh Cucumber-Thyme Body Scrub
• Moisturizing Body Oil for Super-Dry Skin
• Natural Mouthwash

Plant-Powered Beauty unlocks sought-after wisdom for all aspects of plant-based personal skincare and celebrates the shift in beauty trends, bringing us back to natural beauty and reconnecting us with plants and healthy choices.






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Glow15: A Science-Based Plan to Lose Weight, Revitalize Your Skin, and Invigorate Your Life

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Mar 092018

Have you put on weight in recent years that you can’t lose? Do you crave more energy and stamina in your day? Is your skin drier than it used to be? Has your hair started to feel dry and look limp?

If you said yes to one or more of these questions, then Glow15 is your answer. Based on the breakthrough Nobel Prize-winning science of autophagy—the process by which cells remove toxins, recycle parts, and repair their own damage—Glow15 is a lifestyle plan that will make you look and feel younger. In just 15 days, you’ll begin to harness the power of autophagy to drop pounds, get glowing skin, and restore your energy through

• DIET Discover IFPC: a combination of intermittent fasting and protein cycling to lose weight—and wrinkles.
• ENERGY Drink an autophagy-activating ketogenic tea to boost your metabolism.
• EXERCISE Do less to get more out of your workouts.
• SLEEP Identify your sleep type and create a customized routine for your best rest yet.
• BEAUTY Find the newest ingredients and cutting-edge treatments to get glowing.

Naomi Whittel travels from spice markets in Bangalore, India, to farms in Okinawa, Japan, to vineyards in Bordeaux, France, with one mission: to discover the purest health-promoting ingredients that can help women transform their lives. Her travels give her unprecedented access to renowned scientists around the world, and in Glow15 she shares the research and advice she’s learned from these experts, who include MDs, dermatologists, sleep doctors, nutritionists, and fitness physiologists.

Get step-by-step guidelines from America’s best-loved “wellness explorer” for each part of this easy-to-follow program, including more than 50 delicious autophagy-boosting recipes, as well as illustrated exercises you can do at home. Plus, find out what this 44-year-old CEO and mother of four does to defy aging—from her personal autophagy hacks, to youth-boosting “Powerphenols,” to how to get glowing.






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Nutrition and Cardiometabolic Health

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Mar 082018

Nutrition plays a key role in prevention of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death worldwide. Diet influences a broad spectrum of cardiometabolic risk factors, notably a cluster including excess adiposity, dyslipidemia, impaired glucose metabolism and high blood pressure. In the face of the rapidly increasing incidence of obesity and diabetes, maintaining cardiometabolic health through adoption of a healthy lifestyle is a top public health priority.

In this book, Nutrition and Cardiometabolic Health, international experts present state-of-the-art scholarly reviews of dietary and lifestyle effects on metabolic systems associated with cardiovascular health and disease. It covers a broad range of topics including biological and behavioral processes regulating food intake; lifestyle and surgical approaches to weight loss; nutritional considerations for optimal cardiometabolic health across the lifespan; the relationship of macronutrients, whole foods and dietary patterns to diabetes and cardiovascular disease; and diet as a modulator of gene expression, epigenetics and the gut microbiome and the relationship of these traits to disorders of metabolism. This book provides its readers with an authoritative view of the present state of knowledge of dietary effects on cardiometabolic health and will be of interest to nutrition and healthcare professionals alike.



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Handbook for Nutritional Assessment Through Life Cycle

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Mar 072018

Nutritional assessment has been considered as a cornerstone of nutritional diagnosis, management, intervention and dietary planning. Specific criteria, methods and procedures should be used for different age groups through a person’s life cycle based on the requirements of each age group. Use of precise and accurate nutritional assessment tools and procedure to detect those who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition will help dietitians to create an accurate dietary plan and intervention, which may help in quality of life improvement.
This handbook includes the details of each assessment method for different age groups, from pregnancy to old age. It will be used as a quick, practical guide and reference for clinical dietitians. It includes dietary, anthropometric, biochemical and clinical assessments



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Edible Films and Coatings

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Mar 052018

This books opens with a review of the latest advances in edible film composition, including the use of macromolecules in the structural matrix, bioactive compounds, diffusion, and application in food systems. Continuing, the authors investigate edible coatings based on natural polymers (soy protein-SPI and potato starch) considering the effect of process variables such as drying temperature and time. Kinetic modeling was used to study the drying behavior of potatoes after applying the coating. The Fick equation was considered to calculate the mass diffusivity. The following chapter describes cases of application of edible coatings, based on hydrocolloids, in different types of food and evaluates their impact in the shelf life of those food products. A study is presented wherein edible films were developed from cassava starch, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, glycerol as plasticizer, and the antimicrobial potassium sorbate. Oregano powder was added in order to obtain composite films. A mechanical test was performed until rupture and the parameters elastic modulus, stress, and strain at rupture were obtained. The potential application of WPC-based edible coatings with Origanum virens essential oils, as antimicrobial and antioxidant agent, is presented as a case study in two traditional Portuguese sausages. WPC-based edible films were prepared by heat-induced gelation using the conventional solvent casting method. The effect of glycerol as plasticizer and the addition of plant extracts or essential oils to the films is addressed to assess their effect on the film properties. Afterwards, the authors describe the hydrocolloids and essential oils that can be used in the production of active packages, as well as their benefits. The use of essential oils in biofilms has inhibited the growth of several microorganisms, such as Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella enteritidis, Listeria monocytogenes, and Lactobacillus plantarum. In the final presented study, vegetable foods were prepared from blanched Cucurbita moschata Duchesne ex Poiret and enriched with probiotics, particularly Lactobacillus casei or enriched with probiotics and fortified with iron (Fe). In order to extend the shelf life of the product, it was tested with the application of edible coatings combined, and not combined, with a drying process.

Series: Food Science and Technology






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Tropical Fruits

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Mar 052018

Pineapple (Ananas comosus (L.) Merril) is the major representative fruit of bromelains, cultivated in tropical and subtropical areas in developing countries. The knowledge of plant taxonomy, enzymes, antioxidants, or microbiology is beneficial to human health. Likewise, various industrial applications of pineapple-based products have led both developing and developed countries to grow dependent on the tropical fruit. The targeted audience of this book includes researchers and professional horticulturists interested in increasing the comprehension of not just the nutritional values of pineapple, but also about the technology employed to preserve the freshness of this fruit.

The organization of the chapters and sections is also straightforward; Chapter One presents what a pineapple (Ananas comosus (L.) Merril) is, its taxonomy, distribution, origin, and morphology. Concluding the first part, Chapters Two and Three show the nutritional and medical values, stability and the potential therapeutic aspects of pineapples. In the second part of the book, the readers should find the relevant aspects of industrial preservation in Chapters Four, Five, Six and Seven, which talk about the harmful effects of UV and gamma radiation to freshness. Chapters Eight and Nine9 discuss postharvest conservation.

Series: Food Science and Technology






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Food Insecurity

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Mar 032018

 The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as “uncertainty of having, or unable to acquire enough food to meet the needs of their members because of insufficient money or other resources for food at times during the year”. This book discusses patterns, prevalence and risk factors of food insecurity. Chapter One synthesizes the current literature on the prevalence, contributing factors and, the consequences of food insecurity in the United States; and presents a model framework to demonstrate the intersection of these consequences with health in vulnerable populations, as well as the implications for primary health care. Chapter Two explores why it is important for healthcare professionals to learn about food insecurity. Chapter Three commences with a brief description of the concepts and measurements of food insecurity, and presents the burden of food insecurity among the general population, and among HIV- infected, and HIV-affected populations. Chapter Four studies markets, methods, and options for improving safety and supply security of artisanally fished omena in Lake Victoria in Kenya

Nutrition and Diet Research Progress

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