09 Oct 2023
A quick glance at plant points is an easy way to check the diversity of your meal. Here’s how to count:
The more diverse your diet, the more diverse your microbiome and the more adaptable it will be to perturbations. A greater dietary diversity is linked to health benefits, including protective effects against cognitive decline and type 2 diabetes.
Aim for 30 plant points a week: Based on results published by the American Gut Project, it’s suggested that eating over 30 different plants each week promotes a more diverse gut microbiome with more beneficial short-chain fatty acids.