Food Bites

E.g., 18 October 2017

The Energy Givers

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The entire world revolves around energy. Who's got it, who hasn't and the price you pay for it. Your body is no different - every disease begins with an energy deficiency!

The Energy Givers

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I’m not talking about lucozade or other sports drinks. I’m talking about the nutrients and micro-nutrients provided by nature that our body relies on to keep on working. Every cell, every biological...
Make a commitment to sit down and eat at a table away from your desk for the next working week to fully focus on your meal and take time out for you. You can share this time with colleagues at work and/or with family at home for evening mealtime. Note how different you feel over the 5 days of your shift.

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Stop using a microwave for cooking or defrosting your food for the next 2 weeks, and set the intention to never need to use one again after this time. Planning meals ahead is key! Use conventional cooking methods instead, including steaming your vegetables, lightly stir-frying and grilling. This is by far the best way to preserve as many nutrients as possible.

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Ditch the vegetable oil you've been using to roast or fry with and replace with coconut oil. Opt for an organic coconut oil brand from a healthfood store or supermarket on your next shopping trip. [If you're worried about the taste, you can now source brands that don't flavour your food as they've been steam treated to remove the coconut taste.] Coconut oil can be heated to high temperatures without being damaged, unlike vegetable oils, including olive oil. Try this for one month, or until the coconut oil runs out.

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Eat a different protein source with every meal for the next 7 days to vary your daily plate. For example, if you have eggs for breakfast, then enjoy a chicken or fish-based meal for lunch, followed by a grass/natural pasture-fed meat-based meal for dinner.

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Assist your digestion and stop eating on the run for the next 2 weeks. Input your food choices into the Bite Monitor and track any changes you feel in your Notes afterwards.

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For parents: Help your child(ren) learn why chewing their food is so important. For the next 7 days get them to count each time they chew down on their food, until they reach 20 times. Your child(ren) need(s) to eat slowly and chew every mouthful until almost liquidised, especially meat, to make it easier for their stomach(s) to digest food properly. Let them know that when they do their brain(s) sends a message to their stomach(s) to get ready to break down food down by making stomach acid and digestive enzymes. Share your experiences with other parents on the website.

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Be mindful to properly chew your food over the next 7 days. Chew down on every mouthful slowly until almost liquidised, especially meat, to signal to your brain that your stomach is ready to start the digestion process by producing stomach acid. Your pancreas also gets the signal to release digestive enzymes. Note how you feel and any digestive changes as a result.

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Replace your regular cow's milk yoghurt with coconut milk yoghurt for 2 weeks as a non-dairy alternative, if you like it. There are several brands available in health food shops. Check labels to make sure there's no added sugar or nasty sweeteners.

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