Keeping things simple
As you can see above, I’ve pinpointed all the categories of YES foods, and a few categories of MAYBE foods.
Then I’ve given you examples of my favorite foods for each category.
ie instead of drowning you in dozens of different options for each category, I’m just showing you my favorites. My go tos!
As I’ve trialed 100s of different foods in my time for taste and ease of buying/cooking, this shortlist is super helpful.
For example, in the leafy greens category, you’ll see arugula is in, whilst dandelion greens sure as heck aren’t! We ain’t looking to make a witches brew of greens after all.
On the flip side, I’ve avoided including any NO foods, like wheat, soy, cow’s dairy etc. Making it super easy to follow.
Best of all, I’ve structured the diet as a pyramid, so you can see which food groups we should be devouring like a mini gastrointestinally-minded Michelin man, and which ones we should be eating less frequently.
This prioritization of foods will be a game changer for you!
With over 100 hours of new research, this is THE most accurate leaky gut diet list
I really wanted to make sure this pyramid is accurate and fits us leaky gutters like a glove.
So I spent a lot of time with the team finding important subtleties in the existing dietary framework.
For example, prebiotic foods are in level 2 of the pyramid. They’re (overall) great! But some may not be.
eg prebiotic foods like asparagus are high in FODMAPs and thus may not play well for many of us with temporary or ongoing FODMAP tolerance issues.
So to make the prebiotic food category really helpful, I’ve only included low FODMAP prebiotic foods as examples.
These subtle nuances can make all the difference in helping your gut heal.
Another example of all the new research that’s gone into this food pyramid…probiotic foods.
You’ll see they’re a foundation of the diet. But once again, not all probiotic foods are created equal. In fact, within specific probiotic foods – eg sauerkraut – there are differences worth distinguishing.
For example, red cabbage based sauerkraut is significantly lower in FODMAPs than white cabbage sauerkraut. As a result, red sauerkraut makes the list of examples, not white sauerkraut.
Throughout the pyramid I’m trying to simultaneously simplify and optimize the leaky gut diet for you.
Attention to detail matters. And I hope you love it.