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5 Gut Health Cookbooks to Digest in 2020 [Slideshow]

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If you like to cook, as I do, you’re always on the lookout for a good cookbook. And, if you are interested in how cooking can improve your health, you’re also always on the lookout for a cookbook with recipes for food that both tastes good and is good for you. And especially your gut health.

Why Is Gut Health Important

The way we eat has changed so much, even in the last 50 years. The amount of chemicals in our environment, water, food, and even cosmetics has dramatically increased. These chemicals in our environment affect the good gut bacteria inside us. These good gut bacteria help us in numerous ways.

A great way to show your gut bacteria some love is to eat for your gut health. Check out these cookbooks for some delicious meals that will please your taste buds and your gut health.

 

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The Complete Gut Health Cookbook: Everything You Need to Know about the Gut and How to Improve Yours

by Pete Evans with Helen Padarin

With research increasingly indicating that gut health is an essential factor in our overall wellbeing, our diets have never been more critical. Written by award-winning Chef Pete Evans and nutritionist Helen Padarin, this book gives you a 6-step plan for improving your gut health.

The book is based on the powerfully simple premise that wellness is connected to a balanced digestive system. It includes more than 100 recipes and a 4-week meal plan that will put you on the path to better gut health without sacrificing flavor.

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The Heal Your Gut Cookbook: Nutrient-Dense Recipes for Intestinal Health Using the GAPS Diet

by Hilary Boynton and Mary Brackett, Forward by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride

Filled with over two hundred nutrient-dense, delicious recipes, this cookbook was developed by Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) diet experts Hilary Boynton and Mary Brackett. They explain how to restore your gut health and manage the illness that stems from poor gut health.

In addition to recipes, you will learn cooking techniques and ingredients that are the foundation of the GAPS Diet. The authors offer perspectives drawn from their and their family's improved health due to this powerful but challenging diet.

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The Gut Health Cookbook: Low-FODMAP Vegetarian Recipes for IBS and Sensitive Stomachs

by Sofia Antonsson, Translated by Ellen Hedström

Many people switch to a vegan diet for gut health and wonder what to eat. This book has the answer. Based on a low- FODMAP (Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, Mono-saccharides, and Polyols) diet, the book contains recipes for smoothies, salads, pasta, wraps for people with sensitive stomachs.

Author Sofia Antonsson covers what the low-FODMAP diet is and how it works. This is one of the most effective methods there is for alleviating the symptoms of stomach disorders, boosting your healthy gut bacteria, and healing your gastrointestinal issues.

 

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Microbiome Diet: Beginners Cookbook To Support Gut Health: Healthy Paleo Recipes for Gut Health using the GAPS Diet program

by Taryn Smith

A great resource for those new to the microbiome GAPS diet, this book clearly outlines what you can and cannot do when following this diet. It includes a microbiome food list and easy to make, nutrient-dense paleo recipes for snacks, soups, stews, salad, and dinners.

Created to help you prepare delicious meals, navigate the GAPS diet requirements, manage the issues caused but an unhealthy gut microbiome, and heal your gut.

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The 4-Week Gut Health Plan: 75 Recipes to Help Restore Your Gut

by Kitty Martone

 

When eating seems to be the cause of your gut issues, finding out that eating can bring gastrointestinal relief can be eye-opening. This book is a guide to using food to improve your gut health in only four weeks. By following this diet, you can ease the symptoms of gut issues such as gastritis, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).

The book gives a detailed meal plan with recipes for 28 days. It gives you the tools to customize your diet with easy to make recipes and handy food guides.

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