Improve your gut health with the CSIRO Healthy Gut Diet
The CSIRO Gut Care Guide (2021)
In this book, we provide an update on the latest science and look at how the gut changes over time. We also share 60 new recipes to encourage you to add dietary fibre to your meals in simple and delicious ways. The CSIRO Gut Care Guide is the sequel to the popular CSIRO Health Gut Diet book which was published in 2018.
In part one of the CSIRO Gut Care Guide, we explain how the gut works in harmony with the microbiome to assist in wellbeing and explain the science behind the CSIRO Healthy Gut Diet. We also explore the gut at different stages of life and discuss dietary components such as fibre and the role they have in shaping the health of our gut.
Part two of the book has the CSIRO Health Gut Eating Plan and information on foods that are high in fibre and resistant starch. Part two also has a daily food guide along with sample menu plans which will help you reach the recommended daily fibre targets in an easy and delicious way.
The last section of the book, part three is where you will find 60 new delicious recipes that are full of different fibres. The recipes are made using a variety of wholefoods that will help to provide a balance of essential vitamins and nutrients.
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The CSIRO Healthy Gut Diet Book (2018)
Research in recent years has helped us to understand the importance of a healthy gut in our overall health.
We now know that a healthy gut is pivotal to a healthy metabolism, brain and immune system – and that poor gut health may increase the risk of developing life-threatening conditions like cancer, obesity and diabetes.
Keeping your gut healthy has become key to a healthier lifestyle, and the CSIRO Healthy Gut Diet book is a practical, easy-to-follow guide to help you achieve exactly that.
Written by our experienced nutritional scientists and dietitians, the CSIRO Healthy Gut Diet book includes:
- 85 easy and delicious meal and snack recipes
- daily meal plans developed to boost your fibre and resistant starch intake
- insights into the research behind the diet.
The R.R.P of the book is $34.99 and is available online as well as all good bookstores and retailers.
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The role of resistant starch in a healthy gut
Recipes featured in the CSIRO Healthy Gut Diet book are designed to boost the amount and diversity of dietary fibre in your diet – particularly that of resistant starch.
Considered gut health gold, resistant starch is an insoluble fibre that is especially good at feeding beneficial gut bacteria. When consumed with other dietary fibres, resistant starch can help keep your gut and the rest of your body healthy.
The benefits of a healthy gut
A healthy gut helps to:
- maintain the integrity of the gut barrier to keep unwanted microbes and toxins at bay
- strengthen the immune system; around 70–80 per cent of the body's immune cells are found in the gut
- keep the bowel wall cells healthy and help them recognise and eliminate the DNA mutations that can contribute to colorectal cancer
- promote fluid and electrolyte uptake in the large bowel.