What Is A Gut-Healing Diet? (And Do You Need One?)

It seems like recently, gut health is all the rage on the internet. There are always articles coming across my feed like “10 steps to heal your gut”, or “the best gut-healthy recipes”, or “the top 3 gut healing supplements”.

While these articles can be helpful, I thought it might be useful to take a step back and explore the basics in more detail. Let’s look at the big picture and talk about why you’d need to heal your gut in the first place, why gut health is essential, and which diets are most commonly used to improve gut health and how you’d know which is right for you.

Curry-Roasted Delicata Squash

This dish is deceptively simple. It only has a few ingredients, but the way the warming spices of the curry meld with the slight sweetness of the squash makes this dish perfectly reminiscent of fall. Plus, I absolutely love the way the slices get so crispy they’re almost like chips.

Cucumber + Melon Salad with Cilantro and Mint

This salad tastes like summer in a bowl. The melon and cucumber are refreshing and juicy, and the herbs give it a deliciously fresh note. With hot weather showing no signs of going away any time soon, it’s the perfect dish for when you’re too sweaty to cook anything.