An elimination diet removes many foods that can create blood sugar spikes and dips. However, removing foods is only half the story. We must also make sure we are including foods that promote gut health.⠀⠀
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A few recommendations we share with our clients include (1) incorporating lots of plant foods (6 to 9 cups of cooked veggies per day) (2) eating organic whenever possible to avoid ingesting pesticides; (3) consuming foods with a variety of colors to ensure you are getting lots of antioxidants; (4) staying hydrated by drinking half your body weight in ounces of water per day; (5) consuming adequate amounts of protein; (6) healthy fats, such as avocado and extra virgin olive oil to support brain function; and (7) don’t be afraid to spice up your dishes with gut-loving herbs such as fennel, cumin, ginger, and rosemary. ⠀⠀