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Perfect for either non-majors and mixed-majors, nutrients: techniques AND CONTROVERSIES presents sensible purposes and obtainable factors to dispel universal misconceptions approximately nutrients and empower readers to make lasting habit adjustments.
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In addition to their nutrients, foods contain phytochemicals, compounds that confer color, taste, and other characteristics to foods. Some may be bioactive food components that interact with metabolic processes in the body and may affect disease risks. Even an ordinary baked potato contains hundreds of different compounds. In view of all this, it is not surprising that food gives us more than just nutrients. If it were otherwise, that would be surprising. K E Y P OIN T In addition to nutrients, food conveys emotional © Richard Fukuhara/Corbis satisfaction and hormonal stimuli that contribute to health.
Confidence—the person possesses the needed knowledge and skills but believes that the needed change is beyond the scope of his or her ability or that the problem lies outside the realm of personal control. • Motivation—the person possesses both competence and confidence but lacks sufficient reason to change. Stages of Behavior Change 1-9 Stage Characteristics Actions Precontemplation Not considering a change, have no intention of changing; see no problems with current behavior. Collect information about health effects of current behavior and potential benefits of change.