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