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5.0 out of 5 stars
It does what it says in the book :-)), 23 July 2009
I obtained a copy of the book the Food Bible by Gillian McKeith from Amazon after having looked at a friends copy and was amazed at the depth Gillian goes to, to give you the facts behind why certain foods are great to eat and others not so.
It is split up into logical subheadings covering these contents:
Key Health Factors
Foundations of a Healthy Diet
Food & the Stages of Life and
A-Z of Conditions
The font size in the book is a good size so you aren't straining to read it which is a good consideration for viewers with not too good eyesight,and there are large margins so you can write notes in the book if you want to.
Just to give you a snippet of some of the contents on page 32 of the book it talks about complex & simple carbohydrates giving you the reason why simple carbs aren't good for your body this way:
"These foods which also lack fibre behave like sugar in the body causing blood glucose disturbances and cravings; they often contain added sugars too. You may feel angry, tired & irritable.
Complex carbohydrates break down more slowly. This is partly due to the fibre they contain. Fibre slows down the rate at which food is broken down and therefore the rate at which glucose is released into the blood stream.They are also not stripped of their nutrients. End result: sustained energy levels."
I always knew that complex carbs were good for you as im an avid cyclist. Now I know the reason why I am able to cycle longer distances and not feel as hungry as some of my mates who eat just anything!!
Seeing you are already on the Amazon site reading this review wanting to know if the book is worth purchasing: BUY IT !! You'll be glad you did.