Vitamins and Minerals Fact versus Fiction is a good book if you want to learn more about the vitamins and minerals most important to human health. The book doesn’t cover everything, and the authors state that from the beginning. Because there are not enough research studies about every vitamin or mineral, they couldn’t write about them.
I thought this was a useful book. It covers most of the vitamins and minerals. Explains in detail what they do and in which food we can find them. There are also chapters on vitamin or mineral deficiency and vice versa. I like the structure of the book; it is easy to read, and finding information is so easy and fast.
Although I like this book, it is costly, and I’m not sure if it’s worth it with all the information we have on the web nowadays. I’ll write about other books on this topic as soon as I can. In the meantime, eat your greens, especially spinach! Enjoy!
Vitamins and Minerals
This accessible reference profiles the vitamins and minerals most important to human health, presenting information in an easy-to-use format and summarizing the findings of key research studies.
• Utilizes a standardized chapter structure that makes finding specific information fast and simple
• Summarizes and contextualizes key research findings in easy-to-understand language
• Provides introductory materials to help readers build a solid foundation of knowledge, including how suggested vitamin and mineral intake amounts are determined and how dietary supplements are regulated
• Includes appendices that provide at-a-glance information about the best food sources for all vitamins and minerals covered in the book
Mark A. Goldstein, MD, is founding chief of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and associate professor of paediatrics at Harvard Medical School.
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