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POWER UP WITH PLANT POINTS

Your complete guide to plant-powered gut health

The new '5-a-day' that's here to stay. Research suggests that eating a variety of plants (30 plant points each week to be precise) is key to supporting your gut health. Sounds impossible? Don't stress - we've broken down everything you need to know from the science behind it to how to easily hit your 30-a-week.

So, what are plant points?

Plant points are an easy way to track the diversity of plants you eat on your way towards the 30-a-week target. Any 'plant' counts (not just veg!), so loading up meals with nuts, seeds and spices is a great way to hit your goal faster.

The key thing to remember is that it's all about diversity - eating your fave veg at every meal may taste great, but it won't get you to optimal gut health. So next time you reach for that avo toast, why not spice things up with some paprika and lime juice and opt for a seeded bread?

How does it work?

It's really simple. Variety is what matters the most and every plant counts.

Target: 30+ plant points each week

FRUIT + VEG =

1 POINT

NUTS + SEEDS =

1 point

GRAINS + PULSES =

1 point

HERBS + SPICES =

1/4 points

WHY PLANT POINTS?

Studies including the American Gut Project show that eating a variety of plants leads to a diverse gut microbiome, which can go far beyond just gut health and improve your overall health and wellbeing, fueling your body from the inside out.

Benefits include:

- Supported immune system
- Hormone regulation
- Balanced blood sugar levels 
- Disease prevention, like bowel cancer and IBD
- Vitamin production
- Enhanced brain function

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“Diversity of plants in your diet is the number one predictor of a healthy gut microbiome” - Dr Alan Desmond, Consultant Gastroenterologist and Gut Health Expert

Let's break it down...

Still wondering how to translate your daily diet into plant points? Let's put it into practice with a closer look at our best selling Protein Power Buddha Bowl.

1 point: chickpea, soybean, red cabbage, broccoli, bulgur, pea, coconut milk, red quinoa, lime, ginger, hazelnut, apple, white sesame, garlic

1/4 points: coriander leaf, chilli, cayenne, cumin

0 points: water, sesame oil, harissa, maple syrup, miso, molasses sugar, tamari, rice wine vinegar, sea salt, cornstarch

Total = 15 plant points

We've done the math for you; every dish on our menu with 8+ plant points has the total plant count called out on the product page.

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'The more variety of plant-based foods we eat the better for our gut microbiome' - Annabel Sparrow, The Gut Stuff Nutritionist

READY TO IMPROVE YOUR GUT MICROBIOME?

Crush your weekly target with our Gut Health Bundle, coming in at an whopping 62.5 plant points!

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