Nutrition For Dummies doesn’t aim to send you back to the classroom, sit you down, and make you take notes about what to eat every day from now until you’re old and grey. Instead, this book means to give you the information you need to make wise food choices – which always means choices that please the palate as well as the body. Some of what you’ll read here is about the basics: the roles of vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and even plain water. You’ll also read tips about how to put together a nutritious shopping list and how to include all the foods you enjoy as part of a healthy balanced diet. For those who know absolutely nothing about nutrition except that it deals with food, this book is a starting point containing sound information you can trust. For those who know more than a little about nutrition, this book is a refresher course to bring you bang up to date on what has happened in the field since you last checked.