A HEALTHY body needs a healthy gut. And the best way to keep your gut, and the billions of microbes living in it, happy and healthy, is with a good diet.
This is where The Good Gut Cookbook comes in.
The updated bestseller from The Gut Foundation and one of Australia's best-known nutritionists, Rosemary Stanton, provides the basics on gut health, disorders and the most recent information on things such as microbiomes and radical treatments.
Dr Stanton shows a healthy gut can still mean a delicious diet, with more than 150 recipes from soups and salads to pasta and desserts.
There is a chapter that dispels common food myths including fibre just being "roughage" (fibre is actually far more complex), the truth about detoxes and fads such as coconut oil.
Dietary fibre is also explored - there is even a table showing popular foods and their dietary fibre levels to help readers make healthy choices.
- The Good Gut Cookbook, The Gut Foundation and Dr Rosemary Stanton, Harper Collins Publishers, RRP $29.99, https://www.harpercollins.com.au