Good nutrition

There's no one form of energy-giving nutrition that is "right" for everyone, but there are some general principles that are worth considering:

  • Fruit digests very fast. Eating it at the end of a meal holds it up and can cause it to ferment in the stomach, leaving a bloated feeling. Eat it before the rest of the meal.
    If the next course contains carbohydrates (for example potato, bread or pasta) wait 20 minutes to clear the fruit enzymes from the mouth. They inhibit the digestion of carbohydrates which starts in the mouth, which puts greater pressure on the stomach.
  • Fruit, green vegetables and salads are easy to digest and leave our bodies feeling light and energetic.
  • The Food Combining Diet (not a good name, it should be the food separating diet) says that eating protein and carbohydrate at the same meal puts extra pressure on the digestion.
    For a more productive working afternoon, at lunch try eating chicken, say, with vegetables or a salad but no potatoes or bread.
  • Raw food such as salads, raw green vegetables, nuts and seeds, are still living organisms when we eat them. We take in their energy plus their beneficial enzymes, vitamins, trace elements that have not been broken down by cooking.
    Increasing the amount of raw food in our diets raises our energy levels.

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Increasing the amount of raw food in our diets raises our energy levels

Fruit, green vegetables and salads are easy to digest