Diet, Digestion and Aborption

Snap Shot

Nutrition is not WHAT you eat - It's what you ABSORB.

Nutrition can be broken down into the 3 stages of Diet, Digestion and then Absorption of the nutrients.

DIET - Is what you choose to eat.

DIGESTION - Is what gets broken down in your gut.

ABSORPTION - Is the process of actually assimilating the nutrients into your body

Your Diet

No one is going to care about your nutrition like you do (or should).

Remember food production is a business and as such is designed to make a profit, not to make nutrient dense food. From the farmer to the distributor and retailer - all are primarily concerned that their product will sell well and at a good price - not to keep you well.

So... just saying. You need to pay attention to what you eat because no one else is!


Be Mindfull

Give some thought to the source and quality of the protein you are eating. Not all protein is created equal.

Intensively farmed, grain feed animals like cattle and poultry can contain herbicides, antibiotics, hormones and other drugs as well as being fed GMO feed stock.

Optimise your protein intake with high quality grass, or pasture fed protein sources 

Too much?

Don't be tempted to eat more than the recommended guidelines for protein consumption.

Optimising your protein consumption from high quality sources is important, but eating too much can be detrimental to your health.

Excessive protein consumption can be linked with stimulating an important nutrient pathway in your body called mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin) and plays a crucial role in the ageing process and cancer formation.

 

Resources

Digestion 

Gentian

The dry root or liquid extract from the Gentiana lutea rhizome is great way to boost your digestion. It's an astringent herb extract that when taken before meals will help to lower the pH of your stomach.

Betaine HCL

Betaine HCL will directly lower the pH of your stomach. Taken with or just before meals it will assist with your digestion of proteins as it is combined with pepsin

Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut is fermented cabbage and has a long list of health benefits including helping your digestion and providing good bacteria for your gut. You can make your own easily or buy naturally fermented organic sauerkraut from your local health food store.