From the author of The Proof is in the Plants and creator of The Proof Podcast, Simon Hill

Plant-Based Ferments

15 simple, affordable, and super delicious recipes to help you take your fermented food game to the next level.

15 Exclusive, Flavourful Fermented Recipes

Enjoy delicious recipes for sauerkraut, kimchi, soy yoghurt & labneh, coconut kefir, sourdough, kombucha, and more, along with sample plant-based food pairings to inspire you to power up your meals with ferments.

Impressive Health Benefits

Inside, you’ll find up-to-date information on why fermented foods are so beneficial for optimal health. From reducing inflammation to disease prevention, Plant-based Ferments makes the case for getting more of these foods in your diet.

Complete Nutrition Information

Each recipe includes a nutrition label with a full breakdown of macro and micronutrients, so you’ll know exactly what’s in your homemade ferments. No need to wonder what you’re getting.

Science-Backed Guidance

Learn about the latest scientific research on fermented food to understand their unique properties and why you need them to boost your health and longevity, all backed by 26 referenced studies.

Additional Free Resources

As a bonus, I’ve provided links to six additional free resources to elevate your health, including a 2-week plant-based meal plan, high protein plant-based recipes, plus downloadable guides on supplements, blood tests, and more.

Ferments FAQ

Get science-based answers to your most pressing questions about fermented foods, including what you need to know about salt and alcohol, the truth about probiotic pills, and so much more. You asked I answered.

As we learned from Drs Erica and Justin Sonnenburg in episode #202 of The Proof, nourishing the diversity of the microbiome is critical to achieving our best health and longevity. Fermented foods are the next step in powering up your plant-based diet to boost the inflammation-busting, disease-protecting power of your beneficial gut bacteria. Plant-based Ferments is your complete guide to getting the most of these probiotic-rich foods as part of your plant-based diet. Simple, affordable, delicious.

Goodbye inflammation, hello healthy gut!

Fermented Food is Miracle Fuel

For centuries, fermented foods have been part of traditional diets around the world, and for good reason. It turns out, the foods our ancestors chose for convenience actually have incredible health-promoting power we can all benefit from today.

Fermented foods are nature’s probiotics. The process of fermentation is carried out by a host of good bacteria and yeasts responsible not only for the distinctive flavor of ferments but many of their health benefits as well. When you eat fermented food, you’re ingesting a potent probiotic that science suggests will do more for your well-being than any encapsulated pill you find at the store. 

Probiotics from ferments travel to the colon, the lower part of your digestive tract, where they promote diversity within your microbiome. A strong, diverse microbiome is critical to health and longevity, influencing everything from digestion and inflammation to cancer prevention. Caring for your microbiome is among the most important steps you can take to protect your long-term health.

A high-fibre, plant-rich diet is one key to a diverse microbiome. But if you’re ready to take it to the next level, fermented foods are the critical ingredient studied for a robust microbiome and thus long-lasting well-being. It may sound too good to be true, but science backs it up with study after study supporting the potential of ferments to prevent disease and promote longevity.

I wrote Plant-based Ferments to provide you with the information you need to get these foods into your daily diet right away. By using the information and recipes in this book, you’ll have the knowledge to know why and how to add fermented foods to your menu. This is information we can all benefit from. I hope you’ll download this book and experience the delicious, health-promoting power of fermented foods for yourself. Enjoy!

Take a Peek at the Recipes

Beetroot + Ginger Sauerkraut

Baked Miso Eggplant + Soba Salad

Caramel Mini Magnums

Supercharged Labneh Toast

Better-For-You Banana Split

Cold Brew Kefir Smoothie

Probiotic Avo Smash

Pineapple + Basil Kombucha

…Plus 7 more!

Fermentation is one of the rare examples of food processing that actually makes our food even more healthy. When you think of fermentation, think of transformation! We’re breeding new microbes, transforming fiber, and generating bioactive peptides and polyphenols.

Research from Stanford University shows that by simply consuming more fermented food on a regular daily basis, we can increase the diversity of our gut microbiome, which is a measure of health for our gut. Super-powered plant foods that pack flavor and healing abilities in one — what more could you ask for?

Whether you’re a ferment fanatic or just starting out, Simon’s Plant-Based Ferments guide will delight your microbes just as much as your taste buds. The recipes are incredible. A little every day goes a long way!

Dr Will Bulsiewicz

New York Times Bestselling Author of Fiber Fueled & The Fiber Fueled Cookbook

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Meet the Author

Simon Hill

Simon Hill is a physiotherapist, nutritionist, and author on a mission to help people make informed lifestyle choices. With a love for science and the qualifications to translate it properly, he makes health and nutritional information simple and accessible.

Simon began his health career as a physiotherapist, graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) in 2008 at La Trobe University. He immediately began working as a sports physiotherapist in Melbourne, both with professional AFL and VFL football players and at a leading private practice.

Over time, Simon became increasingly interested in the role nutrition plays in nourishing the body and preventing disease. Using the research skills developed during his honours degree, he dove deep into the available literature on nutrition and disease, quickly becoming fascinated by the sheer volume of research available. This research proved that simple lifestyle changes could prevent – and sometimes even reverse – many of the leading chronic diseases that plague our Western world today.

However, it was clear this research-backed evidence was being drowned out by the myriad of marketing ploys pushed by “wellness” industries prioritising profits over public health. Concerned by this, Simon decided to shift paths in his career and returned to study a Master of Science in Human Nutrition at Deakin University. During this time, he established his podcast and began hosting world-renowned doctors and public figures who shared their significant expertise in translating the latest research into actionable lifestyle recommendations. Simon also took on the role of nutrition expert for Chris Hemsworth and his wellness community, Centr.

Over the past decade, Simon’s mission has become increasingly clear, to help others live longer and experience more years of healthy life. He believes the best way to do this is by utilising research to explore the nuance inherent in nutrition science and tap into expert knowledge to dispel myths, reduce uncertainty, and ultimately, feel confident in the choices we make every day

In 2021, Simon published his first book, The Proof is in the Plants, with Penguin Random House, which makes a case for a plant-based, whole-food diet, drawing on all the latest nutrition research. His hope is that by collating the evidence into one place, more of us can work together to create a healthier, more equitable, and united world.

As of 2023, his podcast, The Proof with Simon Hill, has been listened to over 30 million times. As a natural evolution of Simon’s curiosity and science-driven mindset, The Proof extends beyond nutrition to other crucial lifestyle factors that impact our well-being.

He is also now facilitating 6-day-long immersive longevity experiences where a small group of people can learn firsthand how to optimise their physiology to live better for longer. The first of which is in September on the East Coast of Bali.

10% of proceeds will be donated to fund University-led nutrition science research

Plant-Based Ferments

Simple, affordable, and super delicious recipes to help you take your fermented food game to the next level
$ 12 USD
  • 15 exclusive recipes
  • Targeted health benefits
  • Detailed nutritional information
  • Science-Backed Guidance
  • Fermented FAQ
  • 6 additional, zero-cost resources

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