Good for Your Gut: A Plant-Based Digestive Health Guide and Nourishing Recipes for Living Well (Paperback)
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A gut-friendly, plant-based approach to digestive health with delicious recipes you can feel good about eating.
Understanding how our gut impacts our overall well-being has grown to the point that better digestive health is essential for everyone—not just for those with digestive conditions. A well-functioning gut means a healthy body and a healthy life. Registered dietitian Desiree Nielsen explains the gut health and mind-body connection and guides you toward a deeper understanding of what it means to be healthy, with strategies to heal your gut when it’s imbalanced.
In Good for Your Gut, you’ll discover how to fuel gut health with anti-inflammatory plant-based foods and lifestyle strategies—from movement to managing stress—for a truly holistic approach to health and wellness. Featuring over 90 beautifully illustrated plant-based recipes created to protect, heal, or soothe your gut, with meal plans for each core area of digestive health. All the recipes are packed with flavour and delicious to eat, even if you don’t have tummy troubles, and are ideal for a healthy plant-forward lifestyle.
Inside you’ll find delicious, gut-friendly recipes including:
• Pumpkin Oat Pancakes
• Chickpea Umami Burgers
• Lentil Walnut Loaf
• Sticky Sesame Tofu with Bok Choy
• Spiced Tahini Roasted Squash
• Amazing Seeded Grain-Free Bread
• Matcha Chocolate Cups
• Lemon Olive Oil Cake
Along with expert advice and the latest research, Good for Your Gut is packed with information on the best foods to improve your digestion and the most effective ways to support your gut health.
About the Author
DESIREE NIELSEN is a registered dietitian and bestselling author of Eat More Plants. She has been featured in publications such as Best Health, Canadian Living, Chatelaine, Family Circle, SELF, Hello! Canada, People, Parade, Prevention, Eating Well, and on The mindbodygreen Podcast. Desiree appears regularly on local and national television including The Marilyn Denis Show, The Social and Breakfast Television, and is the host of The Allsorts Podcast. She lives in Vancouver, Canada.
“Essential reading for anyone with gut health issues who has wondered ‘What should I eat?’ I will be recommending this beautifully illustrated guide book to my patients.”
—Dr. Alan Desmond, gastroenterologist and author of The Plant-Based Diet Revolution
"Good for Your Gut is an absolute must-read for anyone, regardless of your gut health! This is not youraverage cookbook! Good for Your Gut is filled with invaluable science-based practical information, trustworthy nutrition tips, and nourishing plant-based recipes that will be on repeat to fuel your body with the right stuff.”
—Tori Wesszer, nutritionist, founder of Fraiche Living, and bestselling co-author of Fraiche Foods, Full Hearts
"Desiree’s book is truly a valuable good gut guide and I love her focus on what to eat as opposed to what to avoid or eliminate. Her holistic lifestyle approach provides a solid foundation for positive change to happen and she does it deliciously too!”
—Joy McCarthy, certified holistic nutritionist, bestselling author, and founder of Joyous Health
“Nielsen’s approach supports a slow and easy to embrace pathway to better digestive health. . . . A gutsy cookbook that’s good for you.”
—The Hamilton Spectator
“[A] beautiful, richly hued concoction from Desiree Nielsen.”
—The Washington Post
“. . . Good For Your Gut offers more than 90 plant-based recipes that underscore the importance of eating with digestive health in mind. In addition to offering an assemblage of delicious recipes. . . the book offers insight and information into what exactly your gut does, and what makes it healthy.”