The NutriBase Nutrition Facts Desk Reference is an essential tool for monitoring the nutritional value of your diet. It is recognized by health experts as the best source of information on food values and is widely used by physicians, nutritionists and health-conscious consumers alike. Now completely revised and updated, this valuable resource presents information for a wide range of foods. It contains the very latest information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on whole foods, from apples to zucchini, and staples, from cereals to vegetable soups; baby foods; brand names from Ben & Jerry's to Snapple; and fast foods and chain restaurant foods from Arby's burgers to Wendy's chicken nuggets. There are also new sections with data on medical nutritionals and sports and diet foods and supplements. For each item, information is provided for a variety of nutrients. Included are listings for calories, protein, carbohydrates, sodium, fiber, fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, percentage of calories from fat, and essential vitamins and minerals. All figures are based on the most current research and databases available. Whether you're trying to reduce dietary fat or carbohydrates, limit sodium, boost calcium intake, or increase consumption of vitamins A, C, E, and other antioxidants, this thorough and up-to-date reference will put the facts you need at your fingertips.