These days, as our homes become the epicenters of our lives, we’re all looking for some inspiration on how we can lead healthier lifestyles.
Whether you’re simply “vegan curious” or have long been practicing a plant-based diet, FIBER FUELED: The Plant-Based Gut Health Program for Losing Weight, Restoring Your Health, and Optimizing Your Microbiome by Will Bulsiewicz, MD, MSCI, will quickly become your go-to tome for healthy living.
Out May 12th in hardcover, the gastroenterologist’s plan guides you through optimizing your diet for gut health with an emphasis on fiber. Designed to help promote weight loss, ward off disease, and enhance your immune system, the 28-day jump-start plan includes shopping lists, weekly meal plans, and 65 plant-based recipe that will fast become favorites.
As many look to reset their diet to improve their health in the wake of rampant obesity and disease in this country, the release is as timely as ever. “Two of the biggest trends of 2020 finally converge in FIBER FUELED: plant-based nutrition and gut health. Studies show that human health starts in the gut. It is the key to boosting our metabolism, balancing our hormones, optimizing our brain function and taming the inflammation that causes a host of diseases,” as the book’s press release puts it. “Our most popular diets like keto and paleo teach elimination as the path to better gut health. Although well-intentioned, they ignore the latest research and as a result are far more dangerous than most realize. Their restrictive nature is hazardous to our gut microbes—sacrificing healthy bacteria and in the process jeopardizing our overall health.”
By contrast, those adhering to the FIBER FUELED plan will quickly see how diverse this lifestyle can be with a wide spectrum of nourishing, whole foods incorporated into the plant-based meals each day.
Here’s more of what readers can look forward to in the book:
- The truth about lectins and gluten
- What you should know about fermented foods
- How to incorporate a low FODMAP diet into the Fiber Fueled plan
- Myths about probiotics
- Why you should load up on prebiotics
And rest assured, just because “Dr.B” is all about those plant foods, doesn’t mean he’s not like so many of us making the shift—he was once a junk food aficionado and rib-eye steak lover himself. If anything, his background reminds us that 1) All health experts have a story and 2) His recipes best pass the darn tasty test to ensure they beat that medium-rare sizzle.
Buy the book at Barnes & Noble here.