Are all fats bad? What about carbohydrates? In the age of fad diets that are confusing and often conflicting, this book is a clear guide that introduces the fundamentals of nutrition in an accessible format. Information on the fundamentals of nutrition, including food and food preparation, vitamins, and minerals, is provided. Special topics are also addressed, like digestion and using food to boost the immune system and age gracefully. Therapeutic recipes and sections addressing frequently asked questions complete this informative resource.