The Oxford Book of Health Foods

The Oxford Book of Health Foods

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 195.6 x 248.9 x 15.2mm | 657.72g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Over 100 colour illustrations, numerous tables
  • 0192806807
  • 9780192806802
  • 1,766,414

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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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About J.G. Vaughan

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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Table of contents

Foreword; Acknowledgements and figure sources; Preface; Introduction; ARTICLES ON OVER 120 HEALTH FOODS, FROM ALFALFA AND ALGAE, TO WITCH HAZEL AND YARROW; Recommended reading; Glossary; Index
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