The Truth About Food

Author(s): Jill Fullerton-Smith


Find out the truth behind the food myths we've all believed, to help change your life for the better!. Every day we read newspaper articles proclaiming that red meats will give us cancer and eggs can cause heart disease, only to hear the next day that the same foods will prolong our life, prevent disease, give us healthy children. Is there any truth in any of this? It's time to find out. Here you'll learn about which foods benefit you and how. It will put unfounded beliefs to the test, identifying once and for all which are simply myth and which foods can be scientifically proven to help us change our lives for the better. Can blueberries really make you more intelligent? Is it worth drinking eight glasses of water a day? Is there a food kids can eat to help them get better marks at school? These questions and more will be answered! You will be confronted by incredible proof and sometimes shocking evidence of how food affects the inner workings of your body, from your immune system and appetite to your memory and even your libido. Watch out! First published 2007.


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The six-part TV series of the same name, to be aired in January, is the BBC2 flagship series for New Year 2007 and will be presented by household names such as Colin Jackson, Vic Reeves, Lisa Tarbuck and Fiona BruceJust as commercial in approach as Gillian McKeith's YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT but with proper scientific backingFull of fascinating illustrations and top tips on how to get the best from your food

Jill Fullerton-Smith is an award-winning filmmaker who grew up in New Zealand. After ten years making science programmes for the BBC in London, including several episodes of Horizon, she now runs BBC Scotland's speciality factual programming department. She conceived and produced the BBC's landmark science series The Truth About Food, on which this book is based. She lives in Glasgow and London with her husband Andrew and daughter Billie, and has four wonderful stepchildren, Charlie, Alex, Corrina and Michael.

General Fields

  • : 9780747586852
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : January 2007
  • : 234mm X 178mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jill Fullerton-Smith
  • : Paperback
  • : Television tie-in edition
  • : 641.3
  • : 240
  • : Illustrations