Food for a Happy Gut: Recipes to calm, nourish and heal
This is the first proper cookbook for a happy gut – written by one of the rising stars in the food world
Best-selling author of River Cottage Gluten Free, Naomi Devlin’s second book, Food for a Happy Gut, is full of recipes that will calm your digestion, soothe your gut and delight your tastebuds. Giulia Enders’ Gut and the work of Tim Spector among others has helped us realise how vital gut health is to our body, brain and mental health. But a gut-friendly diet need not mean the elimination of favourite foods or hard-to-follow diets. Nutritionist and River Cottage teacher, Naomi Devlin will show you how to keep your gut happy.
Move over clean food, this book will take you back to local produce, good home cooking and a wonderfully diverse range of ingredients. Naomi will help you turn your gut into a hub of microbial diversity with lots of plant food, a wide range of meats and fats, plenty of raw cheese, slow-cooking, fermented foods and of course prebiotic and probiotic foods.
First calm your gut. If your gut is sensitive, the first section is full of low FODMAP ingredients, seafood, broths and probiotics to soothe your digestion. Then nourish your gut with beneficial foods full of fibre, pre- and probiotics. And finally there are herbs, pickles and teas full of healing properties to stimulate and regulate digestion when you need a little extra help.
Neither strict plan or dogma, Naomi’s recipes are based on plain good sense and proper science. Food for a Happy Gut will feed both your tastebuds and your microbes, leaving you content inside and out.
Naomi Devlin is a nutritionist, fermentista and foodie. She has taught at River Cottage for 6 years, where her gluten-free and nutrition courses are always fully booked. Naomi’s first book, River Cottage Gluten Free, is one of the brightest and most successful books on gluten-free cooking and in this, her second book, Naomi focuses on keeping your gut healthy and happy.