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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, fiber, 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.