Todays topic is something most people never think about, it also becomes one of the main causes of stubborn weight loss, gut issues, gas, bloating, lack of energy and can also lead to sickness, diseases and food sensitivities. We never had to think of it back say 100 years ago because we ate the foods that were in session and if they weren’t in session they were just not available to us. This was a natural way for our body to never adapt to a food and to get a wide array of nutrients. Now days people have a staple of 12-15 foods.
Why is cycling the foods you eat so important?
1) The more you eat a food the less you get out of it, just like a training program, you need to change the stimulus often to get the best out of your nutrition and training.
2) Eating the same foods day in day out causes your body to reduced the production of enzymes, these enzymes are what breaks down your food. This will slow your metabolism leading to stubborn weight loss weight gain and lack of energy because nutrients aren’t being absorbed.
3) The longer a food sits in the stomach without being absorb the more likely it’s going to cause inflammation in the stomach, this can lead to leaky gut syndrome which can cause food sensitivities and autoimmune disease like type I diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, psoriasis, eczema, rheumatoid arthritis and many more.
4) Eating the same foods day in day out and not getting a wide variety of vegetables, protein sources and healthy fats can lead to depletion in many vitamins and mineral causing many adverse health effects like insomnia, adrenal fatigue, hypothyroidism and liver detoxification dysfunction.
5) Rotating foods can help prevent food allergies and support ideal gut health and immune health. Rotating foods can also help you realise if you have a reaction to a food by noticing the different between how you feeling, sleep and focus at time when your take certain foods out or add them back in.
What can we do about it?
1) Aim to increase the variety of vegetables you eat, going to the local farmers markets is a great way to get fresh in season foods. Their big selection will surprise you.
2) Change up the meats you eat as much as you can, chicken, lamb, pork, beef, turkey, fish and shell fish, there is a lot to choose from if you make the effort
3) There are plenty of sources of healthy fats like avocado, extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, organic grass fed butter and more, aim to have a different fat with each meal of the day.
4) If we change up the foods we eat often we never encounter these issues.
Eating healthy isn’t convenient but it’s convenience that has gotten us into an era where obesity, sickness, and chronic disease is the norm.
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