Do you know the F-Goals method? This is a diet that brings together all the right foods to eat every day to improve your intestinal health.
Many specialists insist: we must take care of our microbiota – this famous reservoir of bacteria which plays a role in digestion, metabolism and the immune system. Yes but how ? Will Bulsiewicz, an American gastroenterologist, has developed an apparently effective method, known as “F-Goals”.
What is the “F-Goals” method?
This would involve choosing the best foods for your intestinal health, and more precisely, 6 types of ingredients:
- Fruits and fermented foods (which would notably reduce the risk of suffering from diabetes);
- Green vegetables and cereals (rich in fiber and resistant starches, excellent for the microbiota);
- Omega-3 (for their anti-inflammatory effects on the intestines);
- Aromatics (such as garlic, onion and shallot, which help regulate high blood pressure and cholesterol levels);
- Legumes; which turn out to be “the first superfood“, he believes;
- Mushrooms, algae and other foods containing sulforaphanes.
By consuming these different foods, we would not only take care of our microbiota but we would, as a bonus, promote the diversity of “good bacteria” of his intestines, estimates the expert.
Will Bulsiewicz also specifies that the daily intake of legumes is very important (he describes them as “longevity foods“) as well as the consumption of foods rich in sulforaphanes (an antioxidant compound present in cruciferous vegetables) which would help prevent cancer.
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Beware of excess fiber
If this diet, rich in prebiotics and probiotics, will allow “create good bacteria in the gut“, it is not revolutionary, believes Alexandra Murcier.
“Certainly, it is a good method, since it is directly inspired by the Mediterranean diet and has a low glycemic index… But we must pay attention to fiber intake, which can be a subject in question. case of irritable bowel syndrome or intestinal sensitivity. Also be careful with protein intake, which must be correct!”, warns the nutrition expert.
In this case, the dietician recommends gradually integrating fiber into your diet and adding quality proteins of plant and/or animal origin to this diet.