In recent years, we've come to realise that a healthy gut is pivotal to a healthy metabolism, a healthy brain and a healthy immune system.
The explosion of scientific research in this field - with CSIRO at the forefront - has also led to the discovery that feeding our gut bacteria with a particular type of fermentable fibre called resistant starch is a major piece in the gut health puzzle.
This book provides information on how the gut functions and what can go wrong, along with a collection of recipes specifically developed to be high in fibre and resistant starch.
Written by a team of experienced CSIRO researchers, including nutritional scientists and dietitians, many of whom are internationally recognised authorities in nutrition and gut health, this book contains simple, practical advice and a wide range of tasty, easy-to-make recipes designed to benefit the gut and overall 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 one per cent of world scientific institutions in twelve out of twenty-two research fields. CSIRO Health and Biosecurity conducts research into human health, including disease prevention, diagnosis and innovative treatment.
Pennie Taylor is the senior research dietitian at CSIRO Health and Biosecurity.
Dr Michael Conlon is a senior research scientist with CSIRO Food and Nutrition.