3 Reasons to Eat Plants for Your Gut

A diverse diet of whole food leads to a healthy diverse gut microbiota! Plant fibers not digested in the stomach and small intestines travel to the large intestines to feed the good bacteria there. Food like apples, artichokes, blueberries, almonds and pistachios all feed the good bacteria called Bifidobacteria. Prebiotics found in fruits and veggies …

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What Are Resistant Starches?

Resistant starch (RS) is a form of carbohydrate that is not digested in the small intestine so it travels to the large intestine. RS is a form of fiber which feeds the microbiota in our large intestines.  Bananas, potatoes, legumes and grains are foods that have natural resistant starches in them. These foods support the …

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The Low FODMAP Diet for a Gut in Distress

Do you experience intestinal bloating, gas and pain on a regular basis or even diarrhea and or constipation? Have you seen your gastroenterologist and been diagnosed with IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome? You are not alone. The data shows that this common disorder affects 10-15% of Americans. The low FODMAP Diet comes from Monash University …

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