Best Reference Books – Dietetics

We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Dietetics subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Dietetics along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Dietetics subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Dietetics" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Dietetics” by Srilakshmi B

“Dietetics” Book Review: This book describes the correct amount of diet and nutrition intake for the human body in different stages of his life. It gives detailed information about the nutrients and proteins and proper diet for humans from their infant age to adults and till their old age. This book is a well-described textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the field of nutrition and diet. The book also highlights the diet pattern for people with various health diseases such as anemia, obesity, heart disorders, diabetes, disorder of the kidneys or liver, etc. The food requirement for lactating mothers is also well prescribed. It gives a brief explanation about how food is classified into 5 major groups and shows the main nutrients which are included. The interaction of certain drugs and supplements with food and their effect on the human body is also shown. This edition contains the diet plan for a sports athlete as well. It gives people a basic idea regarding what points to consider before they plan their everyday diet.

2. “Nutrition and Dietetics” by Shubhangini A Joshi

“Nutrition and Dietetics” Book Review: This book is divided into major sections describing nutrients, diet therapy, malnutrition and assessment of nutritional status, food commodities and safety, appendices. It is suited for students of Bachelors in foods, nutrition and dietetics, B.Sc in biochemistry, home science and nursing, Bachelors in hotel management and MBBS. It explains in detail about the functions of the human body, the correct amount of calories,protein, fat and carbohydrate intake. It describes the different types of vitamins and sources of vitamins in the food we eat. It also provides a basic understanding of specific health problems like ulcers and diabetes. Certain misunderstandings and myths about food habits are revealed. It also focuses on nutrition for sports and fitness. It gives a brief about the hormonal imbalance and its causes. There are review questions and case studies at the end of every chapter to help you in testing the knowledge of what we have read.

3. “Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition” by Antia F P

“Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition” Book Review: This book provides information about the importance of diet in one’s life and gives basic understanding about diet and nutrition. Certain misunderstandings and myths about food habits are revealed. Every chapter has references for further understanding of the subject.

5. “Dietetics in Practice: A Handbook” by Malhotra S
6. “Textbook of Nutrition and Dietetics” by Kumud Khanna

”Textbook of Nutrition and Dietetics” Book Review: This book is useful for students studying M.Sc in home science and nursing. It describes the nutrition required for various diseases. It helps people in planning their diet according to their requirements. It also highlights the importance of various nutrient intake and how it helps build our immunity and metabolism against diseases.

7. “Oxford Handbook of Nutrition and Dietetics (Oxford Medical Handbooks)” by Joan Webster-Gandy and Angela Madden

“Oxford Handbook of Nutrition and Dietetics” Book Review: This book covers a wide range of health related issues. It includes the basic fundamentals of nutrition and its importance. It also describes drug-nutrient interactions in the human body, it gives a diet plan for people of all age groups from the infant stage to adolescents to old age. It highlights diet plans for pre and post maternal health, anaemia, people having hormonal imbalance. It focuses on children and adults facing under nutrition problems and helps them in planning a diet. It also encourages community support strategies for older people. Major problems such as poverty, people eating on low income, refugees and homeless people are brought into view. The book also brings about awareness of people facing obesity issues and provides the knowledge of various treatments available and diet plans. Issues such as cancer, gastrointestinal disease, liver disease and renal disease are also discussed with measures to be followed.

8. “A Textbook Of Foods,Nutrition And Dietetics” by M Raheena Begum

“A Textbook Of Foods, Nutrition And Dietetics” Book Review: This book is designed for graduates studying in the field of food, nutrition and dietetics, B.Sc and nursing students. The book comprises four major parts which includes nutrition, foods, nutrition in health and nutrition in diseases. It shows the relation between food we take and how it shapes our health. It describes the chemistry, sources, food intake and functions of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, vitamins, minerals and water. The book focuses on cereals,pulses, vegetables and fruits, milk and milk proteins, and other food preservative intake in the human body. It also describes the nutrition during pregnancy, lactation, infancy, preschool children, school children, adolescence and old age. The book also describes diet during deficiency disease, ulcer, constipation, liver diseases and effects of acidic and alkaline effects.

9. “American Diabetes Association Complete Guide to Diabetes: The Ultimate Home Diabetes Reference” by American Dietetic Association and American Diabetes Association

“American Diabetes Association Complete Guide to Diabetes” Book Review: This book provides the important components which will help manage diabetes such as treatment, diet plan, types of diabetes and understanding its medications. In the latest edition it provides the recent progress made in treating diabetes. It also gives a brief about how mental health is affected for people having diabetes and helps them cope with it. It gives a brief idea about the early history of diabetes, coping with diabetes, family life with diabetes and children with diabetes. The book also encourages people to follow a healthy lifestyle and engage in physical activity and exercise. The book also highlights cardiovascular disease, strokes, peripheral arterial disease, eye problems, kidney diseases, nerve disorders and other types of infections and skin problems.

10. “Pregnancy Nutrition: Good Health for You and Your Baby (The Nutrition Now Series)” by The American Dietetic Association and Elizabeth M Ward

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