Yeotown co-founder Mercedes Sieff contributed this healthy diet plan to Stylist Magazine’s recent in depth article on gut health. Listening to our gut is something we always do at Yeotown!
Start the day with lemon in hot water to stimulate your gut.
Sugar-free Coconut Yoghurt with Fresh Dark Berries
Yoghurt contains a natural probiotic that helps cleanse the intestinal tract, while berries are low in natural sugars and are less aggravating to the gut than foods high in sugar. Top with ground flax seeds, sunflower seeds high in dietary fibre) and pumpkin seeds, which contain amino acid cucurbitacin that can help eliminate worms from the digestive tract, and Vitamin E to slow cognitive decline.
Side of Half an Avocado
Contains half the recommended allowance of fibre and is a source on monounsaturated fats, which contribute to healthy blood flow – and a healthy brain.
Miso Soup with Leeks
Miso is fermented and contains good microflora to help balance the production of stomach acid and prohibit the growth of bad bacteria. Leeks are a great probiotic and adding ginger will relax the gut lining and can help improve cognitive function.
Green Salad with Alfalfa Sprouts
This salad contains enzymes which contribute to gas-free digestion. The pea shoots, with high levels of chlorophyll, help purify the liver, and adding grilled artichokes and olive oil encourages the production of peptides, which support healthy digestion. A dressing of apple cider vinegar aids absorbtion of vitamins and minerals
Wild Salmon with Kimchi and Roasted Vegetables
Salmon is an easily digestible protein, and high in omega 3 – essential for brain function and helpful for reducing inflammation of the digestive system. Add pumpkin which is low in sugar but high in fibre, and top with thyme to help dislodge the mucus coating of the intestinal tract.
Drink a fresh mint tea with a square or two of dark chocolate, a probiotic and source of caffeine to enhance focus.