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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Fireside; 1St Edition edition (April 2, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0684856921
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684856926
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 0.9 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,469,171 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com Review

"What you eat and what you drink really are vital parts of what you are--and what you will become," writes British nutritionist and weight-loss expert Judith Wills in The Food Bible. "Food is not only vital fuel but also vital medicine." This book is packed full of nutritional information. Section 1 details how to get the modern version of a balanced diet, including the latest information on fiber, fat, protein, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals (health-protecting compounds in fruits and vegetables), food safety, and how to put all this together with food and menu choices. In section 2, we get a discussion of food as medicine. Specific ailments are paired with helpful foods, herbs, and vitamins, plus foods to avoid; Wills also gives menu suggestions for avoiding certain conditions and discusses supplements, herbs, and detoxification. In the next section, Wills explains what foods to eat at different stages of your life to meet different nutritional challenges. Section 4 is a sensible discussion of weight-control strategies with a four-week plan. Cooking tips, charts, and about 100 recipes comprise section 5. Each recipe comes with an extensive nutritional breakdown (calories, fat, saturated fat, fiber, protein, carbohydrate, vitamins, and minerals) and information about whether the recipe is helpful in disease prevention and whether it is vegetarian, low-calorie, quick, budget, or free of gluten/wheat, yeast, or dairy. Section 6 offers the nutritional components of 400 foods, designating 50 of these foods as "superfoods."

Whatever your dietary constraints or goals, this is an essential book to own and read often. It's also a pretty book, with creative food photos and an attractive layout, making this a good gift. --Joan Price

From Library Journal

Wills (Take Off 10 Years in 10 Weeks, Putnam, 1997), a British nutrition expert, has written one of the most comprehensive nutrition books recently published. She covers the latest scientific research on balanced diets, food as medicine, weight control, and food for health and pleasure. More than 350 food charts provide fat, calorie, fiber, cholesterol, and sugar contents. Common food-related ailments are listed, with suggested food solutions. Foods are listed for different stages of life, and healthy cooking for different lifestyles is discussed. One chapter, on foods for gaining weight, is unique. Food preparation and safety are also discussed. This is an excellent nutrition reference book, except for a few places; e.g., for osteoporosis, Wills notes that foods high in oxalates may hinder absorption of calcium but then lists chocolate as one of the best sources of calcium. Over 100 healthy recipes, including some for vegetarians, are included. Recommended for all nutrition reference collections.?Loraine F. Sweetland, IPS Information Problem Solvers, Crossville, TN
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Customer Reviews

The book also has information about herbal substitutes, which proved to be helpful.
Elizabeth McDonald
I got the book from the library but I'm definatley sold on it and will be purchasing it soon.
C. L. Macdonald
If you're just starting to read about nutrition, this book is an excellent place to start.
NewWorldSmurf

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45 of 49 people found the following review helpful By "eibhinn" on May 10, 2000
Format: Paperback
If you are looking for a straighforward book on nurtrition, sadly this is not the one for you. This book is aimed more toward people looking to lose weight than those who just want to improve their health. Also, the author refers to some foods as "Superfoods! " a concept which, to me, anyway, is somewhat outdated and in opposition to the idea of eating a very diverse diet.
Don't get me wrong, there is lots of information in this book, its just offered in a really strange way. The book is also very attractive and easy to read, it just strikes me as really strange sometimes...
My examples, you can judge for yourself....
The author presents curry powder as a viable source of iron for vegetarians(how much curry powder does she eat? ), and poppy seeds as one for calcium. (again....)
Also, throughout the book she discusses cutting fat (but not too much...) but in the recipe section in the back an alarming number of the recipes have over 20gs of fat per serving, some have over 30gs of fat!
The overemphasis on superfoods and things like antioxidants reads like the conflicting and sensationalized news reports that nutritional books should be helping people watch critically (or better yet, ignore...). That, combined with the conflicting and often impractical information, makes for a book I simply cannot recommend.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 1, 1999
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This is a great book if you are trying to change your eating habits for the better. It really gives you great information and practical ways that you can become healthier by eating better. Recommendations are easy to follow and stick to.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth McDonald on June 20, 2000
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The Food Bible is a very helpful nutrition book if you need a guide to start living healthier. I, however, would not have called it the food bible. I might have settled more along the lines of "a start to eating and being healthier." While it was interesting and helpful, it seemed to only skim the surface of the change to a healthier diet. Still, I found that the book did have some strong points. For instance in the back of The Food Bible there is a blue nutritional information guide in regards to almost every meat, fruit, vegetable, Baked good, Breakfast cereal, Dairy product, condiment,and oil, as well as basic alcocholic and non-alcocholic drinks. The book also has information about herbal substitutes, which proved to be helpful.The Food Bible contained a "food as medicine" section but I found the solutions preliminary and unconvincing at times. Overall, this book was an interesting and colorful guide to a more effective way of living. I would recommend it if you need a push into better health and diet.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Vivette Garcia Deister on July 11, 2000
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I bought this book for my mother (a 60 year old woman with kidney failure), who required to know the exact potassium, phosphorous and sodium content of every food she considered eating. It worked wonders for her diet, but I also found it very interesting myself. I was going through a pitiful stage of immune and animic depression, and following the "boost your immune system" diet definitely did away with it. The information contained in every section ("food as medicine", "food for the time of your life": a description of the nutritional needs for every age, and a suggestion on how to fill them) is serious and well fundamented -no fad diet writer exegesis of why you should adopt his/her eating plan-. As a biologist, I have become especially skeptic of those (like the Diamonds in the Antidiet) who justify eating carrots by asking the reader when s/he has seen a rabbit wearing glasses... This book is not nonsense, keep it close to your kitchen or dining room, consult it daily. Your body will be grateful.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By roseanne@roseanne.allan.org on May 30, 1999
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The first thing that pulled me in is it is colorful and easy to read. I started reading through it and the content is just as excellent as the astheticly pleasing look and feel. It has many superfoods listed. And it follows the USDA Food Pyramid, however supplements for vegitarians, etc... Has sections on best nutrition for each phase of your life (childhood, teen, for women--preconception and pregnancy, menopause, etc). Also great section of foods that cause common ailments and foods that cure them. Excellent choice and easy to read. :)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By NewWorldSmurf VINE VOICE on March 18, 2000
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Extremely informative and attractively laid out. Excellent for those who don't have the slightest clue how to put together a healthy diet (like me, once upon a time). Lots of interesting recipes as well. The only drawback is that the author is British and originally aimed this book at the UK market, so you'd better brush up on your metric skills for the recipes! Also, I've never understood the English love for beans on toast, although I've tried it and it's not half bad. If you're just starting to read about nutrition, this book is an excellent place to start.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 10, 1999
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Very useful in targeting the nutrients we lack in our diets and finding easy and delicious ways to consume them. This is a very bright, colorful, upbeat, informative book full of charts, pictures, and straight forward language. Recommended!
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Amy on December 9, 2000
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This book has a LOT of nutritional information, and I found that either browsing or using the index to look up a specific condition or food is the best way to find what I'm looking for. The author is English, so a few of the recipes and food recommendations have a definite British slant (curry, beans on toast), but most of them use readily available ingredients, are easy to follow, and have complete nutritional information. I especially like the author's comparison of meals/snacks, which she calls "meal makeovers". For example, she shows (with photos and a complete nutritinal analysis) that a small plate with a few crackers with butter and a bit of cheese has a lot more calories/fat than a full plate of tuna/veggies.
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