What exactly is a mono meal and why is it beneficial? To answer these questions, let's take a step back in time. You see our ancestors, for thousands of years, wouldn’t have had access to the diverse array of delicious foods we have every day at the supermarket.
Let's set the scene: you found a berry bush in prime ripeness. Ancestrally we would’ve understood that with no way to preserve such bounty, we’d have to eat as much as we could right then and there. Our bodies and brains are much better adapted to this since it’s how humans ate for the majority of their time on this earth.
A mono meal is just a fancy way of saying, fill yourself up on a meal that consists of ONE thing. Eat a big bowl of just watermelon, eat four bananas, a big bowl of steamed sweet potato etc.
I'm not saying to do this every day. Eaten occasionally, a mono meal removes the burden on your digestive system having to differentiate from an array of different substances which all require different enzymes.
When I’m feeling bogged down and low energy I try to do a day of mono meals. This gives me a digestive reset and boosts my energy without caffeine or other stimulants.
The way we eat, combining starches, proteins, fats and sugars, is bound to create a digestive burden which shows up as discomfort, gas and other pesky digestive issues.
When you take a break from complex meals, your organs have a chance to rejuvenate. Detoxification naturally happens at this point and you might find that when you go back to eating as usual, you digest your food better and have more energy.
If you’re seriously interested in getting healthy, restoring your digestion and boosting your energy then check out my comprehensive program Restore your Gut Health, coming this fall. In the program you get a ton of delicious satisfying recipes as well as strategies that will help rebuild your intestinal flora - aka, your microbiome.
I'd also love it if you join me on my Facebook Gut Guide Guru where I’ll be sharing more information, tips and recipes to help you live a happier, healthier life.
Here's to your health!
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