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The Food Bible (Hardback)

The Ultimate Reference Book for Food and Your Health

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By Judith Wills
Imprint: White Owl
Pages: 336
Illustrations: 150
ISBN: 9781526725059
Published: 18th February 2019


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This latest edition of the bestselling "Food Bible" contains the most up-to-date research and information from the world's top authorities on every aspect of food and diet, making it an indispensable reference book. "The Food Bible" explains the facts about GM and organic food, the latest research on food allergies, as well as containing expert advice on what to eat at every stage of your life, and guides you through the minefield of sometimes contradictory dietary advice with clear nutritional information.

Beginning with an explanation of the basic elements that make up food - proteins, fats, carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins and minerals, the book explains how to combine them for balanced healthy eating. It then takes an in-depth look at over 80 common ailments including arthritis and heart disease, and discusses which foods to avoid and which can help to alleviate or eliminate the problem. There is a detailed examination of the controversial area of diets and weight control, providing a wealth of useful information on how to put your health first at all times.

There is a collection of wonderfully, tasty, healthy and nutritious recipes for all occasions and a final chapter containing invaluable, detailed analysis of over 300 everyday foods.

Reviewed by Penny Woodward

Organic Gardener, May 2019

Fighting Fatigue' article – extract taken from The Food Bible.

Your Healthy Living, June 2019

I believe there is something for everyone in this book and personally I learned things about some foods of which I was previously unaware. this has made me rethink my diet. As the book covers such a wide spectrum of issues, I think more in depth reading might be needed if you discovered a particular area of interest, but it definitely is a great starting point. Useful and appetising recipes are included in part of the book.

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Amazon Customer, Jayne

We all know that eating healthily will make us feel better, but it’s an abstract concept to most of us. Knowing it and following through are two different things, but if you’re ready to make a positive change in your diet, this book can help. From picking the foods that best fit your lifestyle, to the foods to eat to help cure certain ills, to weight loss and learning to respect your body and your food, this is a one stop shop for all your food and diet related concerns. Also includes healthy easy to prepare recipes to help launch your healthier new lifestyle.

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Cayocosta 72, Rose Smith

I was interested to read The Food Bible as I've become much more conscious of what I eat in the past couple of years, trying to make sure that my diet is balanced with plenty of fruits and vegetables. The 2019 edition of the Food Bible by Judith Wills offers a comprehensive overview of nutrition and guidelines for healthy eating and balanced diet. The book is a perfect guide for anyone interested in improving their eating habits or losing some weight, whether by incorporating more greens into their diet or swapping unhealthy foods with healthier options.

The book can be easily navigated as it's split into a few sections. The sections I found the most interesting were Food as Medicine and Food for the Time of Your Life which suggests foods suitable for different ages from childhood to later years, including a chapter on pregnancy and breastfeeding. Throughout the book there are beautiful photographs of foods, plants and spices making the reading experience colourful and more fun.

The book also contains numerous healthy recipes ranging from little bites to dinners and desserts. The last section of the book offers a nutritional breakdown of over 300 foods and also advising on the number of calories. This is really useful if you are trying to either lower or increase intake of a particular mineral, vitamin or other nutrition.

GoodReads, Nadia

A hardback book showing a wonderful variety of fresh fruit and vegetables on the cover.

This book is full of mouth watering recipes, money saving tips, and how to maintain a balanced diet.
It also lists which foods are high in salt and fat content, healing herbs and spices, food as medicine, what each vitamin is good for and which your body can absorb easily, and how to manage weight control.

Proof indeed that you don’t need faddy diets for health. Just eat good food sensibly.

An extremely informative read and a book that I shall refer to for many years to come.

For the Love of Books

3 page article 'Must-have guide to MODERN EATING' as featured by

Herefordshire Living, April 2019

This amazing book is something of an eye opener about food. I learnt more from this book than from all the BBC2 documentaries that have been on during the past decade. Clear, colourful images, charts and tables tell you everything you need to know about the food you’ve been eating and what it is doing to you. Essential reading for just about everyone.

Books Monthly

The Food Bible by Judith Wills, is one that should be out permanently in your kitchen... I have learned so much from this book. Having it out on my kitchen counter has stopped me when I am thinking of hitting the biscuit tin!

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Country Wives

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Yours, 12th March 2019

Author article 'Diet blog: the big breakfast debate'

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Saga magazine

As featured on the 'Book Shelf'

Your Healthy Living, February 2019

My top six most interesting and important cook books

Then there is The Food Bible, by Judith Wills. The subtitle, I think “the ultimate reference book for food and your health” makes it sound more stodgy than it is. It is in fact a no-nonsense compendium of what is healthy, what makes a balanced diet, food as medicine (including the right diet for diabetics, cancer sufferers, etc. food for weight control, food for different stages of life, food for health and pleasure. She discusses, sensibly and dispassionately, the advantages and difficulties of vegan eating, the truth about processed foods, organics, supplements, diet fads. It really is a go-to book if you want an informed answer about any ingredient or any diet. It’s all there.

Prue Leith, prue-leith.com

Filled to the brim with useful health tips and even a section discussing the controversial area of diets and weight control, providing a wealth of useful information on how to put your health first at all times. Such an interesting read and something anyone would find useful to have!

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The Lifestyle Blogger UK

Author article 'No dieting – it's January!' as featured by

Saga magazine, January 2019

Judith Wills features in the 'The Truth About...' series

Candis, January 2019

Author Q&A as featured by

Herefordshire Living, June 2018

About Judith Wills

Judith Wills is one of the UK's best-known and most knowledgeable nutrition and diet experts. She writes regularly for national newspapers and has a regular column in Saga magazine. Judith Wills presents the essential facts in this ultimate guide to all that's good and bad in the food we eat.

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