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The Food Bible: The Ultimate Reference Book for Food and Your Health Paperback – 5 Jan 2007


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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd; Revised edition edition (5 Jan. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844004430
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844004430
  • Product Dimensions: 20.2 x 2.4 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 99,887 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I've been writing books for 22 years now, and have been a journalist for a mere forty! Most of my books are about food - I love to cook and eat. I also have an interest in health and nutrition and one of my best-selling books was The Food Bible. In 2011 I joined forces with the world-famous gardening expert Dr D G Hessayon to write 'The Garden to Kitchen Expert'.

I started out on a slightly different tack - as a show business writer on a teen magazine 'back in the day' (circa late sixties to mid seventies!). The true story of those years became my only non-food/health book, Keith Moon Stole My Lipstick. The Kindle version was published in March 2013.

I have a regular blog at the Saga Magazine website on their health pages - http://www.saga.co.uk/health.aspx - which often features my recipe of the week, and a rant about some latest health injustice or celebrity fad or my own inability to lead the perfect healthy lifestyle!

I live in Herefordshire, and am married with two grown-up boys, three very grown up step-children and several grand and step-grandchildren too.


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A delight - a book you can't afford to be without.
-- Slimmer Magazine

Judith's sensible advice shines like a beacon. -- The Daily Mirror

From the Author

Well, I can hardly believe that The Food Bible is on its
third edition already - with nearly 275,000 copies sold! I decided to write
the first edition back in 1998 as an antidote to the large amount of rather
cranky and, often, inaccurate, advice out there in the media and in other
books.
My approach to nutrition and health has always, I hope, been 'the voice of
commonsense' and as such I'm not a believer that we all need masses of
supplements or a diet of wheatgrass and lentils in order to be healthy.
Whilst I know many journalists and other media people who have a copy of
the book on their shelves and use it for their own reference, I am also
delighted when I get good Amazon reviews from buyers; good feedback is so
important to me. The reviews of the first two editions of The Food Bible
have, I'm pleased to say, appeared to prove that my approach is popular and
easy to understand.
It's often been said that The Food Bible is the only book (on nutrition)
you need - and with this new edition for 2007, which I finished updating
very recently, I hope that will continue to be true."

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 Jan. 2001
Format: Paperback
The Food Bible
I am inherently suspicious about books that call themselves 'Bibles' since in my experience it usually means that you are going to be given some preacherly advice which you don't particularly want to hear. However, I am happy to report that The Food Bible does not preach or try to convert readers to chew their brown rice one hundred and fifty times but offers the latest well researched advice on what food the body actually needs to maintain optimum health. This is a chunky book with lots of colour illustrations, clear charts and useful tips. In my opinion this paperback is extremely good value. The Food Bible is a book that invites dipping into rather than being a straightforward read. It is divided into sections, including, Food for different stages in life such as the teenage years or middle-age, Food for Weight control with various diets and my favourite, Food as Medicine. I can now eat as many mangoes and sweet potatoes as I like secure in the knowledge that I am helping prevent arthritis.The Food Bible is not only a useful reference guide for someone who wants to know what to eat to create a healthy heart diet, or is wondering what foods help induce sleep but it also has a good recipe section. Each recipe is accompanied by a visual key informing you what vitamins, the number of calories and which minerals you will be getting for instance when you eat a bowl of as lentil and coriander soup. The feel-good factor which comes from the combination of self-righteousness at eating healthily and satisfied taste buds is irresistible. This is the sort of Christmas present I would have liked to have been given but wasn't. Never mind the best presents are usually the ones you give yourself!
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110 of 112 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 13 Mar. 2002
Format: Paperback
I heartily recommend this book - I bought it a few weeks ago and refer to it most days just to get more tips and find out a bit more about what I am eating.
It provides what I consider sensible, realistic information about food and diet (i.e. it doesn't assume that we all want to ingest thousands of herbal remedies, but does assume that we want to think a bit more about what we eat). It lists sources of lots of vitamins and minerals, it suggests diets for various conditions, and it has great recipes (the ones I have tried are very tasty and it is really easy to calculate points if you are doing Weightwatchers like me as it has calories and saturated fats listed for each recipe) The food tables at the back are also useful indicators of what foods are good to eat and what nutritional benefits there are in many different foods.
I find this much more useful than both Prescriptions for Nutritional Healing and Hazel Courteney's 500 Health Hints - these both assume that you are the type of person that wants to take lots of unproven herbal / homeopathic supplements etc., keeps telling you to completely give up things like caffeine, and talks about things like 'spiritual emergencies' - all things that are just not my wavelength!
If you like sensible, non new-agey advice, then The Food Bible is much more likely to suit your needs.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 11 Mar. 2002
Format: Hardcover
This is a fantastic book for anyone interested in eating properly. STOP dieting and start learning! This book will teach you how to balance your daily requirements properly so that you will never have to diet again! Learn what different foods are actually for, how to use them to make your life full, healthy and feeling great! THANK YOU Jane Willis for taking out all the mystery and confusions of foods. At last I can stop dieting and start living!
Try it - you may just learn things!
Anyone with food related conditions/allegies will also find this invaluable.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 Feb. 2000
Format: Hardcover
This book gives detailed nutritional information on all types of food, as well as more specific eating plans for different people. It's not another 'diet fad' book! It's all about getting the best from your diet to ensure a healthy and active lifestyle. The recipies at the book are brilliant - they are all really quick and simple, but not what you would imagine from a health book (i.e. they are really tastey, and not all veggie stuff) - the quantities are also all for 2 people. the soup recipies are to die for!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 30 Oct. 2001
Format: Paperback
I have read this book cover to cover and I think it is one of the only books you need on food and nutrition. It is easy to follow and doesn't try and sell you some diet but tries train you to eat in a whole new way. The only area that I feel the book is lacking is more detail for slimmers. There is not enough detail or diet plans, but apart from this I would recommend this book to anyone looking to fufill a healthy diet. Buy this book rather than a whole load of others all the information you need is covered in this one book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Puzzle crazy TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 7 Oct. 2011
Format: Paperback
The premise of the book is that it is a guide to all that is good and bad in the food we eat. The Author is a nutrition expert, who has written for various magazines and newspapers, including the Daily Mail, Prima and Woman, as well as writing various health books and cookbooks.

The 320 page book is split into six sections, which I will briefly review in turn.

Section 1-Food for a balanced diet:

This section covers the different components of food, such as fibre, fat and vitamins, and how these contribute to a balanced diet. the book contains advice on the best sources of certain nutrients and how they can be built into the diet. It also explains what the different vitamins actually do for the body and why they are important. The section covers alcohol consumption, explaining what those units acually mean. The section gives some example meals, which show how easy it is to replace junk food with a healthy alternative.

Section 2-Food as medicine.

I'm a hypochondriac, so I really love this section. Basically, it lists all the common ailments, from acne to varicose veins, and tells you which foods can help alleviate the symptoms. I noticed she failed to mention chocolate as a cure all here! She also outlines sample menus for people with different health conditions, such as arthritis, and shows how you can strengthen your immune system by improving the diet. The section also reviews vitamin supplements and their value in a balanced diet, as well as popular herbs and their benefits.

Section 3-Food for the time of your life.

Babies need different food to adults, and this section explains what nutrients are the most important, depending on your age.
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