An accessible, easy-to-follow cookbook that has all the recipes needed for a healthy, happy gut
The microbes in our gut are exceptionally clever, helping to control blood sugar, produce vitamins, and manage cholesterol and hormonal balance, preventing us from getting infections, controlling the calories we absorb and store, communicating with the nervous system and brain, and much more. The food we eat (and how we eat it) can have a huge impact on the number and type of microbes living in the gut and how it physically works.
Three important markers are variety, fiber, and ferments, each covered in detail in this book. Chapters cover meals, drinks, and snacks, as well as fermenting and pickling how tos and a multitude of tips to help make our food, drink, and eating habits more gut-friendly. The recipes are designed with flexibility in mind: expect abundant salads and familiar home comforts packed with flavor and nutrition.
Table of Contents
Where's the science at? 8
The gut tips 18
Top trio of gut-loving food 19
It ain't just about food 24
Supercharge your storecupboard 28
Breakfasts & brunch 39
A gut lunch 57
The classics 79
Sides 'n' sauces 117
Just desserts 137
'This book is great because it focuses on gut health, rather than anything related to the shape or size of your body' — Mail Plus Online