From renowned cardiac surgeon and acclaimed author Dr. Steven R. Gundry, the companion cookbook to New York Times bestselling The Plant Paradox, offering 100 easy-to-follow recipes and four-color photos.
In the New York Times bestseller The Plant Paradox, Dr. Steven Gundry introduced readers to the hidden toxins lurking in seemingly healthy foods like tomatoes, zucchini, quinoa, and brown rice: a class of plant-based proteins called lectins. Many people are familiar with one of the most predominant lectins—a substance called gluten, which is found in wheat and other grains. But while cutting out the bread and going gluten-free is relatively straightforward, going lectin-free is no small task.
Now, in The Plant Paradox Cookbook, Dr. Gundry breaks down lectin-free eating step by step and shares one hundred of his favorite healthy recipes. Dr. Gundry will offer an overview of his Plant Paradox program and show readers how to overhaul their pantries and shopping lists to make delicious, simple, seasonal, lectin-free meals. He’ll also share his hacks for making high-lectin foods safe to eat, including methods like pressure-cooking grains and peeling and deseeding tomatoes.
With a quick-start program designed to boost weight loss and recipes for smoothies, breakfasts, main meals, snacks, and desserts, The Plant Paradox Cookbook will show readers of The Plant Paradox—and more—how delicious it can be to eat lectin-free.
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Lose weight and heal your gut with more than 100 delicious Plant Paradox–approved recipes!
In the New York Times bestseller The Plant Paradox, renowned cardiologist Dr. Steven Gundry introduced readers around the world to the hidden toxins lurking in seemingly “healthy” foods: a class of plant-based proteins known as lectins. Found in nightshade plants like tomatoes and cucumbers, as well as in grains, legumes, and conventional dairy, lectins attack the lining of our gut and disrupt the balance of our microbiome, leading to leaky gut syndrome and widespread inflammation, weight gain, and illness.
Now, in The Plant Paradox Cookbook, Dr. Gundry gives fans of The Plant Paradox what they’ve been asking for: more recipes! In this easy-to-follow cookbook, Dr. Gundry shows readers how simple and delicious it is to live lectin-free (or at least lectin-reduced). In addition to an overview of the Plant Paradox program, a pantry guide, and sample meal plans, Dr. Gundry shares more than one hundred recipes designed to help heal the gut, promote weight loss, and quell inflammation.
He also includes simple kitchen hacks—like peeling and seeding vegetables, and pressure cooking grains and legumes—that reduce or eliminate lectin content, making many favorite foods safe to consume. With dishes that cover every meal of the day, including Pesto-Baked Eggs; Lemon, Kale, and Chicken Soup; Spinach Artichoke Lasagna; and Truffled Mushroom Mac and Cheese, and decadent desserts such as Chocolate Mint Cookies, Pistachio Ice Cream, and Olive Oil Rosemary Cake, Dr. Gundry makes it easy for everyone to clean up their diets and live lectin-free.