The New Plant-Based Bible We Can’t Wait to Read

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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.

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People often ask me what I eat in a typical day… So here’s a normal breakfast for me. . Check out this smoothie bowl. It’s so easy, delicious and fun. . Into the blender I throw: Frozen blueberries (organic) Frozen banana Frozen broccoli sprouts (home grown) Ground flax Walnuts Soy milk (organic) . If you’re going bowl, make it extra thick. Freezing your banana helps. Then simply throw it into a bowl and sprinkle toppings: berries, nuts, chia seeds, hemp hearts, coconut shavings. That’s a lot of delicious diversity. . In my upcoming book, FIBER FUELED, I’m encouraging you to break free from the fad diet dogma. . You’ve been given lists of foods to avoid, macro percentages, scales to weigh your food, and stories of food monsters lurking out there to destroy your health — lectins, phytates, gluten. . But you know what you haven’t been given — RESULTS. Any short term gains are met with long term loss. You’re not any healthier for it. . The progressive demonization of your food really only yields one guaranteed result… An unhealthy relationship with your food. From mild aversion, through orthorexia all the way to full blown disordered eating — food fear actually makes you less healthy. . It’s time to swing the pendulum the other way. Enough with restriction and elimination. It’s time to get back to loving our food, enjoying all the flavors/colors/textures. It’s time to restore the health of our gut with abundance and #diversityofplants . . It’s time to be FIBER FUELED. . . By the way, I teach you how to grow your own broccoli sprouts in the book. It’s really fun and easy. I also was kinda hungry this AM, so I had a peanut butter and berry toast too. . . . . . #smoothierecipes #smoothie #smoothiebowl #smoothies #smoothiebowls #smoothiebowlrecipe #guthealth #guthealthy #plantbased #wfpb #berries #raspberry #blueberry #walnut #chia

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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.

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