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Good for Your Gut

A Plant-Based Digestive Health Guide and Nourishing Recipes for Living Well

by (author) Desiree Nielsen

Penguin Group Canada
Initial publish date
May 2022
Nutrition, Abdominal, Vegan
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2022
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A gut-friendly, plant-based approach to digestive health with delicious recipes you can feel good about eating.

Understanding how our gut impacts our overall well-being has grown to the point that better digestive health is essential for everyone—not just for those with digestive conditions. A well-functioning gut means a healthy body and a healthy life. Registered dietitian Desiree Nielsen explains the gut health and mind-body connection and guides you toward a deeper understanding of what it means to be healthy, with strategies to heal your gut when it’s imbalanced.
In Good for Your Gut, you’ll discover how to fuel gut health with anti-inflammatory plant-based foods and lifestyle strategies—from movement to managing stress—for a truly holistic approach to health and wellness. Featuring over 90 beautifully illustrated plant-based recipes created to protect, heal, or soothe your gut, with meal plans for each core area of digestive health. All the recipes are packed with flavour and delicious to eat, even if you don’t have tummy troubles, and are ideal for a healthy plant-forward lifestyle.
Inside you’ll find delicious, gut-friendly recipes including:

• Pumpkin Oat Pancakes
• Chickpea Umami Burgers
• Lentil Walnut Loaf
• Sticky Sesame Tofu with Bok Choy
• Spiced Tahini Roasted Squash
• Amazing Seeded Grain-Free Bread
• Matcha Chocolate Cups
• Lemon Olive Oil Cake
Along with expert advice and the latest research, Good for Your Gut is packed with information on the best foods to improve your digestion and the most effective ways to support your gut health.

About the author

Desiree Nielsen is a registered dietitian who blogs at She has been recognized by Dietitians of Canada as a leader in nutrition and business and has appeared on various television shows as a consultant or expert. She is regularly quoted in Canadian Living, Chatelaine, Flare, Glow, Best Health, and Fresh Juice magazines. She’s also the spokesperson for Nature’s Path cereals and Bio-K+ products. She resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Editorial Reviews

“Essential reading for anyone with gut health issues who has wondered ‘What should I eat?’ I will be recommending this beautifully illustrated guide book to my patients.” —Dr. Alan Desmond, gastroenterologist and author of The Plant-Based Diet Revolution

"Good for Your Gut is an absolute must-read for anyone, regardless of your gut health! This is not youraverage cookbook! Good for Your Gut is filled with invaluable science-based practical information, trustworthy nutrition tips, and nourishing plant-based recipes that will be on repeat to fuel your body with the right stuff.” —Tori Wesszer, nutritionist, founder of Fraiche Living, and bestselling co-author of Fraiche Foods, Full Hearts

"Desiree’s book is truly a valuable good gut guide and I love her focus on what to eat as opposed to what to avoid or eliminate. Her holistic lifestyle approach provides a solid foundation for positive change to happen and she does it deliciously too!” —Joy McCarthy, certified holistic nutritionist, bestselling author, and founder of Joyous Health

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