The Living Well Without Lectins Cookbook (Paperback)
125 Lectin-Free Recipes for Optimum Gut Health, Losing Weight, and Feeling Great
Harvard Common Press, 9781592339495, 224pp.
Publication Date: February 25, 2020
For people who take their health and well-being seriously, gut health is a top priority. Optimum gut health means more than just a well-working gastrointestinal tract. It means you have more energy, you simply feel better, and, not least, you're not gaining unwanted pounds.
Among diets that address gut health, lectin-free is the fastest-growing, mainly because following it means your intestines absorb more nutrients and your gut is populated by fewer bad bacteria. Its many adherents range from people with specific disorders, like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis (and other autoimmune disorders), and "leaky gut," to people who simply feel better without lectins. Easier weight loss or weight maintenance is an added benefit!
Claudia Curici is the talented writer and photographer behind the pioneering lectin-free blog Creative in My Kitchen. The 125 nourishing and imaginative recipes she has created for this book are all sugar-, grain-, and lectin-free, and they are delectable and easy to make. Many are dinnertime main courses, from a Moroccan Chicken with Broccolini and Almonds to a One Beef Kebab Platter to vegetarian options like Cauliflower Gratin with Pecans and Healing Vegetable Soup with Kale and Broccoli. There are lectin-free superfood smoothies, too, among other drinks and snacks, along with soups, salads, sides, and even desserts, including an easy-to-prepare Summer Berry Crumble.
Nourish and protect your gut with these diverse and delightful dishes!
About the Author
Claudia Curici first experimented with a lectin-free diet for pain management and found that it worked exceedingly well—and it also helped her shed unwanted pounds! Claudia started an Instagram account, @creativeinmykitchen, one of the first lectin-free destinations on the Internet, to share her experiences and advice. She then launched the pioneering lectin-free blog Creative in My Kitchen: The Art of Cooking Lectin-Free Food, where thousands of readers enjoy her writing, recipes, and photographs. She lives in Dallas, Texas.
Praise For The Living Well Without Lectins Cookbook: 125 Lectin-Free Recipes for Optimum Gut Health, Losing Weight, and Feeling Great…
"From a plant’s perspective, lectins are an important part of their defense mechanism to keep them alive and thriving. But when we eat them, they can inhibit absorption of the vital nutrients we need to keep us healthy. In the new The Living Well Without Lectins Cookbook, Claudia Curici takes the daunting idea of eliminating high-lectin foods and instead empowers us with easy-to-understand education and a repertoire of recipes so delicious you will forget you are eliminating something from your diet.”