The CSIRO Healthy Gut Diet
Pennie Taylor,Dr Michael Conlon, Dr Tony Bird
Pan MacMillan Australia
In recent years, we’ve come to realise that a healthy gut is pivotal to a healthy metabolism, a healthy brain and a healthy immune system.
The explosion of scientific research in this field – with CSIRO at the forefront – has also led to the discovery that feeding our gut bacteria with a particular type of fermentable fibre called resistant starch is a major piece in the gut health puzzle.
This book provides information on how the gut functions and what can go wrong, along with a collection of recipes specifically developed to be high in fibre and resistant starch.
Written by a team of experienced CSIRO researchers, including nutritional scientists and dietitians, many of whom are internationally recognised authorities in nutrition and gut health, this book contains simple, practical advice and a wide range of tasty, easy-to-make recipes designed to benefit the gut and overall health.
The CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has been dedicated to the practical application of knowledge and science for society and industry since 1928. Today the CSIRO ranks in the top one per cent of world scientific institutions in twelve out of twenty-two research fields. CSIRO Health and Biosecurity conducts research into human health, including disease prevention, diagnosis and innovative treatment.
Pennie Taylor is the senior research dietitian at CSIRO Health and Biosecurity.
Dr Michael Conlon is a senior research scientist with CSIRO Food and Nutrition.
As a reader of my blog you will already be aware of how important I feel gut health is to all of us. This book is a very important addition to my Gut Health Library; it contains information and dietary advice on how to improve your gut health, the importance of resistance starch in our diet (not all fibre is created equally) and how to increase the amount of this in your diet. It provides advice on how to maintain a low fodmap high fibre diet (FODMAP is an acronym for a group of poorly absorbed carbohydrates (sugars) in foods… P.34) and a useful chart comparing the fibre content of common foods and a Heathy Gut Eating Plan and a guide on how to use the recipes and sample meal plans provided in the book.
All in all very useful, well rounded book that provides accessible science, recipes and advice. Start your journey to good gut health today with The CSIRO Healthy Gut Diet book.