Best Nutrition Books To Nourish Your Body From The Inside Out

Looking after your body and living a healthy lifestyle needn't be a chore. You really can have meals that are both tasty and nutritious without being landed with overly-complicated recipes or ingredients lists that will break the bank. Here is our carefully selected list of scrumptious nutrition books that will nourish your body from the inside out.

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1. Medicinal Cookery

Dale Pinnock

Dale Pinnock, the Medicinal Chef, has combined delicious recipes with in-depth knowledge of many common medical issues to create a cookbook designed to make healthy eating possible for all. The Medicinal Chef provides recipes for people with digestive problems, heart problems and more in this brilliant cookbook. With photos to drool over and recipes to make your stomach rumble, there'll surely be the perfect nutritious meal for you.

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2. Energy Bites

This fun book provides 15 tasty recipes for making a variety of sweet and savoury nutritious Energy Bites. High in protein and filled with ingredients that not only taste really good but are good for you too, the recipes focus on different themes, such as muscle build and detox. Perfect for on-the-go snacking, we recommend getting yourself a copy so you can try all of these tasty little Energy Bites for yourself.

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3. Eat. Nourish. Glow.

Amelia Freer

Nutritional therapist, Amelia Freer, famously helped singer, Sam Smith, lose weight, and now you can learn her secrets too. In her fascinating book, she features her 10 steps needed to live well and, gives advice on detoxing and avoiding hidden sugar. Plus, there are 25 tasty recipes included so you too can to indulge in a nutritious star-approved diet.

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4. Living Food

Daphne Lambert

Daphne Lambert's healthy eating guide not only focuses on how good food can help us, but also how our actions affect the environment in which our food grows. By dividing the book into seasons, she provides recipes and advice on healthy eating in an environmentally conscious and nutritious way throughout the year. She details the various manners in which food can impact our bodies, including the effect on our immune system and mood, and gives unique and insightful nutrition advice.

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5. Eat Right

Nick Barnard

This helpful guide on nutritious eating takes a step back from modern views on dieting and takes us back to a more traditional approach to eating tasty food that's good for you. The healthy recipes are divided into chapters titled Breakfast Like a King, Lunch Like a Prince and Dine Like a Pauper, that are designed to teach you how to eat nutritious meals now, based on the best meals of the past.

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6. Bowls of Goodness

Nina Olsson

Nina Olsson's nutritious cookbook focuses on easy recipes for all kinds of food you can eat in a bowl. Her fun recipes include healthy smoothies, tasty dinners, and mouth-watering desserts. These recipes are also all vegetarian (and some vegan) so you can enjoy these delicious nutritious meals whatever your dietary preference.

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7. Good Good Food

Sarah Raven

This is one of the most colourful nutrition books we have right now and shines a light on the tasty meals to be made with a whole range of fruits and vegetables. Sarah Raven has used her experience working as a doctor to inform her nutritious and healthy recipes, ensuring her meals are as good for you as they can possibly be. And, once you see the stunning photography in this book you won't be able to resist trying them all.

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8. Cook Healthy and Quick


This handy cookbook centres on teaching you how to cook nutritious meals quickly with recipes listed in order of preparation time and with 300 recipes to choose from you won't be stuck for choice! Whether you are looking for meals that are gluten-free, full of protein, or just quick and nutritious, this book has something for you.

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9. I Quit Sugar: Kids' Cookbook

Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson quit sugar in 2011 and, after recognising the health benefits, introduced the world to her eight week guide in quitting the sweet stuff. Now, in her new cookbook aimed at parents and children, she is teaching you how to create healthy recipes that you can make with your children so that a sugar-free diet can be a family-wide project. To read about her interesting ideas on nutrition and try out her delicious recipes for yourself, check out her book now.

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10. Nadiya's British Food Adventure

Nadiya Hussain

Bake-Off winner, Nadiya Hussain's, new cookbook, inspired by her BBC2 TV show of the same name, sees Nadiya reinvent 120 classic British recipes to make nutritious and culturally diverse meals for you to make at home. This fun and flavoursome cookbook is a celebration of 21st century Britain and is a must-read for every self-confessed foodie.

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Now you have lots of tasty and nutritious cookbooks to choose from so you can nourish your body and have some really tasty meals while you're at it.

For more ideas and inspiration, check out our full range of nutrition books.

  • GFSR
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    Full of sumptuous recipes that are centred around fruit and vegetables, Sarah Raven's Good Good Food is a cookbook that shows healthy eating can be delicious and satisfying.

    Sarah used to work as a doctor at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton so draws on her wealth of medical knowledge to explain why ingredients like kale, broccoli, red wine, blueberries, apples and seeds are so good for you and how they help protect your body.

    With its mouth-watering photography, the book features 250 colourful recipes that range from lemon chicken and summer herb salad to blood orange sorbet and basil yoghurt ice cream.
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    A bumper book including over 300 recipes that can be made in minutes, Cook Healthy & Quick is bursting with food that is full of flavour and nutrition.

    Among the delicious recipes on offer are gluten-free dishes, protein-packed family brunches, fast-to-prepare and low-on-sugar treats and green packed lunches. All of them are accompanied by step-by-step recipes and are presented in order of preparation time.

    Colour bands on each recipe page allow you to see the key nutritional benefits at a glance and there are also suggestions for variations that will allow you to introduce new ingredients and flavour combinations.

    Starters including soups, salads and sandwiches; mains including lean meat, fish and pasta; and a hand-picked selection of sides and desserts are all featured.
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    After helping Grammy award-winner Sam Smith lose weight and live a healthier life, Amelia Freer can now help you with her good-living book Eat. Nourish. Glow.

    A nutritional therapist and healthy eating expert, this book focuses on holistic health and reveals the 10 steps needed to live well, alongside over 25 enticing recipes. As well as all this, Amelia states how to detox store cupboards and restock with alternatives; reveals the dangers of hidden sugar in food that we all eat; and shows how to dump wheat from your diet.

    Among the recipes included in the book are ideas for lunch including Crunchy Crab Salad, main meals like Monkfish with a Broccoli and Ginger Mash and even Salted Caramels for a sweet treat.

    A perfect complement to the likes of Deliciously Ella and I Quit Sugar, this book will help you lose weight, look great and feel so much better!
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    This fascinating book will show you how to find true nourishment and pleasure in the discovery, preparation and eating of real food and drink.It's not about fashionable dieting or being anxious about food choices, it's about positive eating you can eat what you want if you know what's good for you.This is a celebration of the traditional and inherited understanding of nutrition that we have been ignoring and rejecting for decades. With a breakdown of simple chapters Breakfast Like a King, Lunch Like a Prince and Dine Like a Pauper as well as puddings and snacks, this is an easy book to pick up and dip into for advice, inspiration and simple, truly health-giving recipes.
  • Energy Bites - Hardback - 9780241249970
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    Whether you want a post-workout refuel, a boost to your immunity or a healthy snack, you can find it in the shape of these high-protein Energy Bites.

    Bite-sized balls of balanced nutrition, every one of the 15 recipes is packed with protein-rich ingredients. Combined with low-GI carbs and healthy fats, each ball delivers a slow-release nutrition bomb to keep blood-sugar steady and energy levels high.

    The recipes are themed around muscle build, detox, immunity and more and there are a mix of bake and no-bake and sweet and savoury recipes to choose from. All the recipes are vegetarian, too!
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    Living Food: A Feast for Soil and Soul is not just a cookbook. Rather, it is an eye-opening assessment of the central role food plays in our lives: vibrant food creates nourishment and vitality, and the way we grow it affects the stability and integrity of our planet Earth. This book starts on the ground with the soil where food originates, moves on to how food can affect our digestion, immune system and mood, and examines how our modern practices are threatening both the environment and the nutritional value of the food we eat. Our health and the health of the planet are intertwined - one cannot thrive without the other. Through delicious seasonal recipes, nutritional insights and easy-to-understand explanations, Daphne Lambert describes how linking our eating to seasonal rhythms can ensure a harmonious relationship between ourselves and the environment. Each section, one for each of the four seasons, reveals Mother Nature's knack for providing us with the food we need when we need it - both throughout the year and at each stage of our lives - and how we can make the most of her seasonal offerings. Living Food is an all-encompassing nutritional guide that will make you think more deeply about the food you eat.
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    Ever since she charmed audiences all over the world with her winning appearance on the Great British Bake Off, Nadiya Hussain has gone from strength to strength and fully established herself as one of the nation's favourite bakers.

    In this companion to the BBC 2 cookery series of the same name, Nadiya presents over 120 easy and enticing recipes inspired by the best of modern British food. The delicious dishes mix fantastic, local ingredients with Nadiya's favourite flavours (including ones that nod to her Bangladeshi roots).

    Celebrating the diversity of 21st century Britain, the recipes vary from masala eggy bread to spiced bean and banger stew and a cheese and pickle tart. The flavours are as radiant as Nadiya's smile!
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    Full of vibrant vegetarian (and a few vegan!) recipes full of nourishment, Bowls of Goodness is a book bursting with new ideas for simple suppers.

    With food that is all about balance and fun, the dishes are wholesome and cover everything from home-cooked comfort food to plant-based recipes, salads and smoothies - all foods that can be served in a bowl.

    All very tasty, among the highlights are creamy avocado and crispy kale soba noodles, a cosmic green smoothie and chai-poached bears with coconut ice cream.
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    Dale Pinnock, also known as the Medicinal Chef, will help you understand everything you need to know about healthy eating in this beautiful cookbook that makes use of recipes from 'nature's edible pharmacy'.

    Fully revised and updated and presented in full colour, it contains delicious recipes that target many of today's common chronic complaints including digestive problems, skin disorders, heart and circulation conditions and issues that concern the immune and nervous system.
  • I Quit Sugar: Kids' Cookbook - Paperback - 9781509843695 - Sarah Wilson
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    Make sugar-free cooking easier, less expensive and more creative with the help of Sarah Wilson in this cookbook geared towards children.

    The fabulous recipes are full of nutrition and flavour and kids won't even notice they're taking in less sugar. There are ideas for breakfast, party foods, easy lunches and so much more. There are even sugar-free cakes and ice creams.

    Sarah also draws on her extensive knowledge to present veggie recipes and sneaky yet delicious tricks that can help your children get more nutrition and so much more.