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We all want maximum energy with minimal effort. Not enough time to cook properly, eat properly and exercise. Everyone needs to have carbohydrates, fats and protein in every meal. Unfortunately, we are a carbohydrate friendly society. We love them. Pasta, rice and potatoes are plentiful in every meal. Consider a high carbohydrate meal of tomato based pasta. It will very quickly lead to a high blood sugar followed by a low blood sugar 2 hours later where we are looking for the chocolate bar or the coach. We need to slow this down.
Add some chicken or fish to your tomato based pasta. This contains protein that will go around and around in the stomach and be secreted into the small intestine at a much slower rate. The protein slows it down. If we have fish there are a lot of great fats in fish.
Fats stimulate the release of bile which contains all our broken down red blood cells, hormones, cholesterol and toxins. This is an elimination path for our liver. The purpose of the bile is to emulsify the fats. We really need to add fibre to our meal.
Fibre grabs hold of the bile and causes bulking of the intestine. Examples of fibre are cauliflower, broccoli, celery, chickpeas or red kidney beans. Bulking of the intestine helps the motility of the intestine and gets the food broken down and into all the nooks and crannies for maximum absorption.
Finally we need to eliminate. We have done a great job in getting the faeces ready for elimination with our fibre. We need to have at least 2 litres of water each day. If we don’t, our body will get it from where it can and that is our bile. The bile is recycled from the faeces we if don’t drink enough water. We all know that if we don’t have a bowel motion then we don’t feel so good. Plenty of fibre and water is the answer.