We know that the gut – in particular, our gut microbiome – plays a crucial role in our wellbeing, helping to maintain the health of our immune system, brain and metabolism.
Eating the right types of foods, especially those high in dietary fibre and resistant starch, can support a healthy population of gut microbes and benefit our overall health.
In this follow-up to the bestselling Healthy Gut Diet, leading CSIRO research scientists and dieticians share the latest findings on gut health, including:
Also included are go-to lists of good fibre choices for your pantry, fridge and freezer; simple tips and sample meal plans; and 60 delicious fibre-fuelled recipes, including Banana nut granola, Crispy chilli eggs, Golden fish tacos and Sumac chicken with tahini yoghurt - all designed to deliver a range of different fibres and nutrients to boost your gut health.
The CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, has been dedicated to the practical application of knowledge and science for society and industry since 1928. Today the CSIRO ranks in the top 1 per cent of world scientific institutions in 12 out of 22 research fields. * Dr Michael Conlon is the principal research scientist with CSIRO Food and Nutrition. * Pennie Taylor is the senior research dietitian at CSIRO Health and Biosecurity. * Dr Cuong Tran is a senior research scientist at CSIRO in the Food and Nutrition Flagship. * Megan Rebuli is a research dietitian in the Public Health and Nutrition team for CSIRO Health and Biosecurity.