Australia’s scientific research agency, the CSIRO, has released a new book focussing on the gut.
Following the hugely successful The CSIRO Low-Carb Diet and CSIRO Low-Carb Every Day, both of which became instant bestsellers, The CSIRO Healthy Gut Diet provides another variation of a high-fibre and starch-resistant diet designed to benefit the gut and overall bodily health.
This is a crucial to the prevention of the rising rates of bowel cancer and other intestinal conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome.
The book will also help Australians understand how the gut is pivotal to a healthy metabolism, brain and immune system.
The authors are Dr Tony Bird, Dr Michael Condon and Pennie Taylor, who all work at CSIRO Health and Biosecurity.
Dr Bird is a principal research scientist who leads multidisciplinary research teams investigating the influence of foods and food constituents on human health and wellbeing.
Dr Condon is a senior research scientist focussing on understanding the effects of dietary components such as fibres and proteins of gut physiology.
Ms Taylor is a senior research dietitian whose expertise spans clinical and community nutritional advice for diabetes and obesity management.
The CSIRO Healthy Gut Diet provides 85 delicious easy-to-cook recipes, plus fibre-boosted daily meal plans.
To go into the draw to win one of five copies of The CSIRO Healthy Gut Diet, write your name and address on the back of an envelope and send it to: Healthy Gut Diet competition, GPO Box 1450, Brisbane 4001. Or entries can be lodged at nationalseniors.com.au/competitions. Entries close 30 September 2018.
And for those who can’t wait to see if they are among the lucky five who win the new CSIRO book, here’s a tasty sample of the recipes it includes: