Food / 22 November, 2017 / My Baba
Onions and garlic contain a type of complex carbohydrate called inulin which acts as a prebiotic. Prebiotics provide a food source for healthy gut bacteria. Nuts and seeds are a good source of dietary fibre and help to keep the gut moving. Carrots and pomegranate seeds are an excellent source of polyphenols and dietary fibre.
Preparation and cooking time: 40 minutes
For the dressing
Preheat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF/gas 6.
Cooks’ tip: The best way to remove the seeds from a pomegranate is to cut it in half and immerse them in a medium sized bowl full of water. Gradually tease out the pomegranate seeds from each half and remove the thin yellow skin. The seeds will sink to the bottom of the bowl of water and the thin yellow skin will rise to the surface and can be skimmed off. Drain the seeds from the water and store any extra in an airtight container.
Recipe by Dr Joan Ransley, Love Your Gut. For more information on Love Your Gut, digestive health news, tips, expert advice, recipes and more, visit: Love Your Gut. Follow us on Facebook: @LoveYourGutOnline, Twitter: @loveyourgut and join in the conversations with #LoveYourGut