🔥 our bodies love food that burns slowly, wholegrains, healthy fats, protein, my energy lasts for ages, no more energy dips.
🔥 our bodies get stressed by processed 'white' grains as it burns fast and so presses the insulin button. This type of food makes our body work hard and there are crazy ups and downs and food cravings.
🔥 flour can have the same effect in the body as sugar, it stimulates the production of insulin and so makes you crave other food that does the same.
🔥 whole fruit, although contains fructose, contains lots of goodies, fibre, vitamins and minerals which mitigates the effects of the natural sugars. These are a great snack but better to have as part of a meal.
🔥 dried and blended fruit give a sugar hit and are quick fuel so places you firmly on the sugar roller coaster again.
So as we are at the height of Summer how can we best fuel ourselves to make the most of our energy. I suggest lots of raw salads which include wholegrains such as brown rice, quinoa (a seed technically) or barley teamed with some protein such as oily fish, eggs, humus, guacamole. Have fruit as part of a meal and choose protein/fat based snacks to get you through energy lows.... and of course keep hydrated, in the Five element model water controls fire so is an essential part of digestion.
Have a gorgeous and nourishing day, love Carol xx🔥💜🍓