Just Can’t Get Enough! Dr. Don Colbert Describes How Polyphenols Lead to a Healthy Gut

In His Latest Book,Dr. Colbert’s Healthy Gut Zone,’ Dr. Colbert Says Most People Don’t Even Realize That They’re Already Taking Care of Their Gut with Polyphenols—And They Love Them!

April 26, 2021

DALLAS — In his newest book, Dr. Colbert’s Healthy Gut Zone” (DrColbertBooks), Dr. Don Colbert explains what polyphenols are – and why they help maintain a healthy gut. Polyphenols are antioxidant phytonutrients found in plants that do your body good! That’s the best way to look at it. Everyone has probably eaten them before – and they love them!”

According to Dr. Colbert, there are more than eight thousand different polyphenols, and the more eaten the better. Depending on whether you are trying to restore your gut health or maintain it, Dr. Colbert lists a few of the most common sources of polyphenols:

  • Fruits: apples, apricots, black elderberries, blackberries, black currants, blueberries, cherries, cranberries, grapefruit juice, grapes, oranges, peaches, plums, pomegranate juice, raspberries, strawberries
  • Vegetables: asparagus, black and green olives, broccoli, carrots, globe artichoke heads, onions, shallots, spinach
  • Nuts, seeds, legumes: almonds, black beans, chestnuts, flaxseeds, hazelnuts, pecans, roasted soybeans, walnuts, white beans
  • Beverages: coffee, tea, red wine
  • Fats: low-sugar dark chocolate, extra-virgin olive oil
  • Spices and seasonings: capers, celery seed, cinnamon, cloves, cocoa powder, cumin, curry powder, dried basil, dried ginger, dried oregano, dried peppermint, dried rosemary, dried sage, dried spearmint, dried thyme, saffron, soy sauce, star anise

In Dr. Colbert’s Healthy Gut Zone,” Dr. Colbert writes, “Not every source of polyphenols is recommendable if you are working to restore your gut health. Staying low sugar/low fructose means avoiding all or most fruits and all fruit juices. Avoid grains and beans (because of lectins), but most nuts, spices, and seasonings are fine. Low-sugar dark chocolate (72 percent or greater) is an excellent source of polyphenols.”

Dr. Colbert also addresses additional benefits of adding polyphenols to the diet: weight loss, improving bone metabolism, lowering blood pressure, reducing inflammation, reducing the effects of aging, relieving stress and much more.

Dr. Colbert’s newest book is available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, BAM, ChristianBook, Indiebound and Walmart.

Don Colbert, MD, was a board-certified family practice doctor for more than twenty-five years in Orlando, Florida, and most recently in Dallas, Texas. He is also board certified in antiaging medicine through the American Academy of AntiAging Medicine and has received extensive training in nutritional and preventative medicine. He is the author of three New York Times best-selling books, including “Let Food Be Your Medicine,” “The Seven Pillars of Health” and “Dr. Colbert’s ‘I Can Do This’ Diet” along with best sellers “Toxic Relief,” the Bible Cure series, “Living in Divine Health,” and “Stress Less.”He has sold more than ten million books and treated more than fifty thousand patients in his years of practicing medicine.

Dr. Colbert’s Healthy Gut Zone” is published by Siloam, an imprint of Charisma House.


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