© 2004

Beverages in Nutrition and Health

  • Ted Wilson
  • Norman J. Temple

Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction to Beverages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Louis E. Grivetti, Ted Wilson
      Pages 3-18
  3. Health Effects of Alcoholic Beverages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Eric Rimm, Norman J. Temple
      Pages 21-30
    3. Rosemary L. Walzem, J. Bruce German
      Pages 31-48
  4. Health Effects of Fruit and Tomato Juices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Ted Wilson
      Pages 51-62
    3. Carla R. McGill, Alissa M. R. Wilson, Yanni Papanikolaou
      Pages 63-78
    4. Carol S. Johnston
      Pages 79-91
    5. Craig W. Hadley, Steven J. Schwartz, Steven K. Clinton
      Pages 107-123
  5. Effect of Consumption of Coffee, Tea, and Cocoa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Alessandra Tavani, Carlo La Vecchia
      Pages 127-142
    3. Farrukh Afaq, Vaqar M. Adhami, Nihal Ahmad, Hasan Mukhtar
      Pages 143-156
    4. Harold H. Schmitz, Mark A. Kelm, John F. Hammerstone
      Pages 157-169
    5. Bennett Alan Weinberg, Bonnie K. Bealer
      Pages 171-185
  6. Health Impact of Milk and Milk Alternatives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Lois D. McBean, Gregory D. Miller, Robert P. Heaney
      Pages 205-221

About this book


Beverages are consumed in every human culture and, as a major part of the new diet of affluence, can either enhance our health or be the cause of acute and chronic diseases. In Beverages in Nutrition and Health, an international panel of renowned authors-drawn from universities, research institutions, industry, and public advocacy and health care organizations-comprehensively reviews how the beverages we drink affect our health and nutrition. The authors discuss the health effects of a wide range of popular beverages, including alcohol, wine, fruit and vegetable juices, coffee and tea, chocolate, milk and milk products, weight management beverages, and soft drinks. Among the topics of major current interest considered are the beneficial effects of wine, the harmful interactions of citrus juices with prescription drugs, tomato juice as an anticancer agent, the benefits of herbal teas, probiotic organisms in dairy and fermented dairy products, the value of sports beverages, the risks associated with the consumption of soft drinks, and the quality and content of bottled water. Additional chapters detail the regulation of both beverage content and the marketing practices used to promote their consumption.
Comprehensive and authoritative, Beverages in Nutrition and Health offers food scientists, nutritionists, public health specialists, and those involved in the research and development of new beverages an exhaustive survey of how common beverages impact our health and nutrition, as well as a basis for research designed to produce healthier beverages.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ted Wilson
    • 1
  • Norman J. Temple
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiologyWinona State UniversityWinonaUSA
  2. 2.Centre for ScienceAthabasca UniversityAthabascaCanada

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Beverages in Nutrition and Health
  • Editors Ted Wilson
    Norman J. Temple
  • Series Title Nutrition and Health
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2004
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-58829-173-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-61737-402-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59259-415-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 430
  • Number of Illustrations 21 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Clinical Nutrition
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Foreword by David R. Jacobs, Jr., PhD, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
"This book is unique in that it constitutes a comprehensive review of a nutritional subfield, namely the nutrition of beverages. . .A strength of this book is that most sections contain several chapters that provide complementary views on each topic. "

"We all drink beverages every day, yet, surprisingly, there is no single book that focuses, in an authoritative, scholarly manner, on this subject. The book will be of interest to food scientists, nutritionists, and public health specialists; it will be essential reading and a standard reference for individuals in the food and beverage industry. In addition, the book will be an invaluable aid for those involved in new product development. Accordingly, Beverages in Nutrition and Health will be a required purchase for academic libraries that support food science programs and public health graduate studies, as well for industry-specific special libraries." -E-STREAMS

"Beverages in Nutrition and Health is an informative and interesting book that brings together a wealth of knowledge on this long overlooked area of nutrition. The book will be a most useful addition to the collection of nutritionists and other health professionals." - Trends in Food Science & Technology

"...a comprehensive treatise exploring the importance of beverages in the contemporary diet." - Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics