I was blown away watching the NFL playoffs, not because of
the game, but the unbelievable number of advertisements highlighting
medications you can take to reduce your acid reflux, stomach upset, depression,
Instead of spending money on pharmaceutical drugs that only
mask NOT resolve the problem, How about saving some time and money and learn
how to feel great?
What is on your plate?
The combination and timing of foods we digest can have a
huge impact on how we feel, and our overall health!
Our body is a miraculous independently moving
eco-system. We each require
balance or Homoeostasis to flourish and thrive. External factors such as heat,
energy expenditure, stress, and everything we put into our mouths effects the
balance our “eco-system”.
Traditional American meal:
Let’s look at a “Typical” American Breakfast- Eggs, hash
browns, toast w/ butter, jam or honey & bacon
By eating proteins, our meats and eggs, in combination with carbohydrates, the
starchy foods like- potatoes, white or brown rice, pasta, bread, cereals, or
sweets Your body will struggle with digesting your food effectively, In some
instances depending upon what we have eaten, work hard to help you store that
food as FAT. How do you know this
has happened? The result may leave
you feeling like taking a nap, or rubbing your swollen bloated feeling belly an
hour or two after lunch.
When we consume proteins like meat, fish and eggs, our
stomach’s release hydrochloric acid to break down the protein creating an
acidic internal environment.
When we consume Carbohydrates and sweets these are primarily
processed when they arrive in our small intestine,
The small intestine creates a high alkaline environment
which signals to the stomach to stop producing acid.
Let’s face it we are very busy people, who love good food but, we are typically frantically running around all day staring at a small device in the palm of our hand, being stressed out, and checked out.
As the food churns in your tummy, you may notice that sleepy
post meal feeling you have? That
is the time you feel like you need a little “Pick me up” perhaps this is when
you go grab a coffee and a little something sweet? That daily coffee and sweet can be one of the reasons you have "a little something extra" around the tummy and hips.
Enjoy Fresh natural food, and grow your own! *
Consume Proteins w/ fresh seasonal Non Starchy Vegetables-
At your local farmers market enjoy:
Green Leafy Vegetables- Kale, Collard Greens, Spinach
Asparagus, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrots, Bok Choy,
Zucchini, Cucumber, Beet.
Foods that have
used antibiotics (i.e.: non organic meat, dairy products), Processed foods- If
it has a label or is in a box it has added salt or sugar, and has had most of
it’s nutrients removed, it is not a choice when Fueling You.
- Sweet Potatoe – instead of White potatoe – Better nutrient
- Quinoa, instead
of white or brown rice (Quiona is a seed filled with protein, rice breaks down
- Quinoa Pasta vs
Enriched wheat pasta- eliminate the empty carbohydrates
- Whole Oats (Oatmeal)
vs Bread & Cereal- Better nutrient profile and yummy
If you are ready to feel better this year? FuelingYou can show you how!
RECIPES: SUPERBOWL SNACKS
Here are a couple of yummy recipes that you can try at your
own FuelingYou “SuperBowl” Party! Start your own Traditions!
Sweet Potatoe Skins:
(Instead of bagged chips)
Holy Broc-o-mole- (serve with veggie pieces like carrot,
cauliflower, celery, Jimica. http://domesticfits.com/2012/10/10/broccomole/
References: I encourage you to read the reference articles to learn more
about food pairing:
Learn how to grow your own food!: http://urbanfarmcolorado.com/
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