Eating Tips and Recipes

Simple tips that everyone can incorporate into their daily living to improve digestion and absorption of nutrients - improving the way we feel:
  • Drink a glass of water upon rising to rehydrate the body
  • Drink a cup of warm water with lemon juice (including pulp) and a dash of cayenne pepper in the morning to stimulate digestion. This drink is universally alkalizing.
  • CHEW, CHEW, CHEW your food. Digestions starts with chewing, which stimulates the release of various digestive enzymes. When we swallow our food too quickly, we start digestion off on the "wrong foot"
  • Refrain from drinking quantities of liquids 30 minutes before or after a meal, as excessive liquids dilute the stomach acid needed to properly digest your food
   Glycemic index and glycemic load offer information about how foods affect blood sugar and insulin. The lower a food's glycemic index or glycemic load, the less it affects blood sugar and insulin levels.Pure glucose is assigned a glycemic index of 100.

The following is a general list of foods that are most desirable, based on their low glycemic index and glycemic load:

Fruits (bananas are ok but higher GI and GL than other fruits)
Vegetables (excluding corn and potatoes)
Beans: kidney, black, garbanzo, soy
Legumes: lentils, dried peas
Low fat dairy
Whole grains: barley, wheat berries, bulgur
Fish: Salmon, Mackerel, Trout, Tuna, Sardines, Herring
Fats: flax, olive, avocado, pumpkin
Tofu, Hummus
Turkey, skinless white; buffalo and wild game

Moderately desireable foods, based on Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load:

Eggs, peanuts, lean beef, lean chicken
Flounder, Sole, Cod, Orange Roughy, Shrimp, Halibut