Do you suffer from food sensitivities, indigestion, bloating, or other digestive issues? Your diet is most likely to blame! Which is excellent news, since it can very easily be fixed by incorporating as much variety of different plant and high fiber foods as possible! Here's why:
Biodiversity is crucial. It affects all ecosystems, either on a large (Amazon rainforest) or small (your gut) scale. When there's less biodiversity available we see that these ecosystems become unhealthy and can die off. To support a diversity of microbes in your gut you need a diversity of plants in your diet. Why?
Because of the thousands of unique types of fiber present in each unique plant, that feed a specific corresponding species of gut bacteria. If you don't regularly eat a specific food, the gut microbiota that thrive on that food starve, and your digestive system is not able to properly digest, absorb, or reap the nutritional benefits of that ingredient. This can lead to food sensitivities, bloating, and other digestive discomforts. Similar to the muscles in your body, you need to "use it or lose it!", so by incorporating as many different types of plants and fibers into your diet as possible, you're creating the perfect conditions to optimize your gut microbiome, which in turn leads to greater overall health, energy and mood. (Source)
Research has found, that regardless of whether it’s Paleo, Vegan, Low Fat, High Carb, or any other diet, the Number One key predictor of a healthy, happy gut microbiome is the amount of variety of plant foods in your diet. (Source)
Can you take a guess as to how many plants you eat each week? If you’re the average North American, that number is a sad, meager 15.
Experts recommend eating a minimum of 30 unique varieties of plants each week, to ensure the health and abundance of your microbiome.
Sound challenging? Oh My Gut Grocery Boxes and Mealplans make it super easy.
We offer weekly fresh grocery boxes, delivered straight to your door, containing an abundance of plant-based ingredients, as well as corresponding tasty, easy to follow recipes. That way, you can simply follow the recipes each week, and have the exact amount of ingredients conveniently delivered to your door, with each weekly box containing minimum 30 different pre-portioned plant ingredients (and over 40 varieties if you sign up for the breakfast packages!) with brand new recipes and ingredients each and every week. And because each grocery box comes only with the ingredients and portions you need, you won’t be wasting or purchasing excess ingredients.
With boxes for couples, or families of 4 or more, OMG! Grocery Boxes and Mealplans are the most convenient, simple, tasty and affordable way to ensure your family stays healthy and well fed.
Some examples of meals you can expect each week:
Rainbow Breakfast Bowl
Chia Walnut Overnight Oats
Apple Cinnamon Pancakes
Apple Cranberry Quinoa Salad
Spicy Peanut Pad Thai
West African Peanut Stew
Buffalo Cauliflower Wings
French Lentil Endive Salad
Mediterranean Stuffed Eggplant
Wild Mushroom Stroganoff
Stuffed Poblano Peppers
Falafels with Pesto Zucchini Noodles
Veggie Pizza on Sprouted Spelt Crust
Veggie Ramen Bowl
Thai Dragon Bowl with Pan fried Tofu
Szechuan Wild Rice Bowl
Avocado Banana Chocolate Pudding
Pumpkin Cranberry Cupcakes
...just to name a few!
Feel free to email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) to see what recipes are included for the upcoming week's boxes.