As a holistic gut health expert, I am always looking for more ways to get more fibre in the diet. Too often the high fibre snacks we see in supermarkets are laden with refined and fake sugars like glucose syrup and high fructose corn syrup. These sugars can feed the bacteria and yeasts you are trying to avoid feeding in your effort to eat more fibre.
Melbourne is a cultural melting pot of cuisines with so many new and exotic ingredients to explore. As a gut health naturopath, I am big advocate of plant-based eating and eating less animal protein, so I want to introduce you to (potentially) one of your new favourite, tempeh.
What is tempeh and what is it made of?
This recipe is the perfect energy and nutrient dense treat that your gut bugs will love and it's naturopath approved!
Each bliss ball contains a rich source of fibre which can help you fight cardiovascular disease, support a healthy weight and (my favourite) support the health of your gut.
As a naturopathic gut specialist I know how powerful green smoothies can be at boosting your daily nutrition.
They can be made to whatever flavour profile you crave (or to be honest, whatever it left over in the fridge sometimes).
I want to share with you my go-to formula for a green smoothie that turns out yummy and nourishing, not like you are eating grass!
Based on one of my all time favourite chocolates, Ferrero Rocher, I wanted to see if I could make some just as delicious but with a gut health naturopath spin using whole ingredients free from refined sugar, additives, preservatives and palm oil, commonly found in store bought chocolate.
The classic BBQ favourite potato salad is healthier for you than you may realise. Potatoes have been avoided for way to long, as a naturopath I need you to know that they can be one of the best foods for your gut health.
Why are they so good? Because, cooked and cooled potato is one of the highest sources of resistant starch.