Recipes & Blog — gut health
Guest post by Sasha Watkins; a Kings college trained, registered dietitian and co founder of award winning ready meal delivery company- Field Doctor. Sasha has a special interest in gut health and allergy and was one of the first dietitians trained in the low FODMAP diet. As the interest in gut health has grown so has the craze in fermented foods. Everyone seems to be eating or making kefir, sauerkraut or kombucha at home what does the science say? Here’s the scoop on fermented foods and the evidence around their believed health benefits. What are fermented foods? Fermented foods are...
If you want to improve your overall health, improving your gut health is one of the first things you should look at. Making healthier choices when it comes to the foods you eat is a good place to start, and healthier food choices start in the supermarket! Your weekly shop is your opportunity to give yourself the building blocks for healthy, gut-loving meals and snacks throughout the week. A little thought and pre-planning can go a long way.
Let’s explore how fermented foods such as sauerkraut or kimchi can enhance our health. The live microorganisms in sauerkraut improve the diversity of our gut microbiome. And the more diverse and healthier our gut bacteria, the stronger our immune system.
Whilst the long-term impacts of a strict vegan diet on the environment and our health are often debated, the benefits of including more plants in our diet are beyond doubt. Research indicates that including at least 30 different sources of plant-based foods per week can have a beneficial effect on the diversity of our gut bacteria. Veganuary is a great opportunity to experiment with veg-centric cooking, read our tips below to get started... 1.Protein The average adult needs about 0.8g of protein per kilo of body weight per day. It's a common myth is that you can't get protein from plant foods. Good...