A great dish to nourish both your body, including your bones and your gut microbiome!
The fennel, leek, garlic, mushrooms, tofu and lentils in this dish all contain great fibre for the gut. In particular these vegetables have prebiotic effects which feed the gut microbiome.
Eating foods that help support your gut microbes is both good for overall gut health but also so important to support mental health and bone health too. Since there is a bidirectional connection between the health of the gut and the health of the mind. Plus the gut microbiome helps regulate bone loss during oestrogen depletion.
Research shows how eating a Mediterranean style diet, usually described as: plenty vegetables, legumes/pulses/beans, wholegrains, fermented foods including dairy, olive oil, seafood, fresh fruit & a little meat - is helpful in treating depression.
Add to that the phytoestrogen benefits found in this hotpot, benefiting your bone health and hormone balance. To learn more about this join one of Emma's peri/menopause food workshops.
All together this hotpot is beneficial for your whole body's health and mental wellbeing ❤️