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J.G. Vaughan , P.A. Judd
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13 April 2006
Health foods and dietary supplements are widely used throughout the world - it is estimated that more than seventy million people in Europe regularly buy these products, and it is a billion dollar business in the USA. Health foods include vitamins, minerals, cereals, nuts, herbal medicines, functional foods, and many others. A large number of people use these foods in the belief that they contribute to their general health, while, in most countries, little or no information is given on products explaining their therapeutic values. The Oxford Book of Health Foods begins with an account of modern concepts of human nutrition, followed by a series of over one hundred accounts of individual health foods and dietary supplements. In all cases the importance of these products in human health is explained, and, for herbal medicines, the evidence for their claimed therapeutic value is given, and toxic effects are described. Full-colour illustrations accompany these accounts. The Oxford Book of Health Foods will be of interest not just to health professionals, but to all people with an interest in health foods and healthy eating. The text is supplemented throughout by beautifully drawn botanical illustrations.

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; New Ed edition (13 April 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192806807
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192806802
  • Product Dimensions: 24.9 x 1.8 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,048,483 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'beautifully illustrated with botanical drawings....this is a great reference book if you want to know more about the dietary supplements and foods you're buying' (Margaret Bartlett, Health & Fitness)

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J.G. Vaughan is Emeritus Professor of Food Sciences, King's College, London and is co-author of The New Oxford Book of Food Plants.Dr. P.A. Judd is Principal Lecturer, Faculty of Health, University of Central Lancashire.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excelent 29 Jun 2014
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A truly master book, excellent and a must in any home, indispensable a truly classic, what else can I possible add.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Useful reference 27 Nov 2012
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I bought this as a gift for my son. The information is presented well and easy to access. A good addition to any library.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Thought it had more going for it 21 Mar 2013
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Some herb basics were missing...maybe certain spices really aren't considered to be health foods? Like tumeric? Didn't rise to Oxford comprehensiveness I have come to expect.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Seems like a good book. 27 Aug 2007
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I bought this for a gift.It seems like a comprehensive book. I hope they like it.
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