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Food Combining Clarified: A Casual Discussion


We are often asked, “Is it safe to mix fruits and vegetables in my smoothie?  What about ‘food combining’?”

 

The most relevant point in considering whole food blending is that when using a high-speed blender, you are "homogenizing" the foods, which makes it one drink (just like eating a food that contains a spectrum of macronutrients: fat, protein, carb, etc.), so your body digests as such, not as if the foods were separate foods.  Secondly, the blender pre-digests the food, breaking down the cell walls so the body doesn't work as hard in the
digestive phase of metabolism.  

 

Still, I was compelled to look further into this food combining theory to find out just what the real deal was…

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Chia Seeds: Nutrition of the Gods


Chia seeds have hit the market hardcore lately, moving past the gimmicky Chia Pet and back into the spotlight as a true superfood.  Chia seeds actually got their name from the Mayan word for strength, and were thought to have first been used by Aztecs and Mayans for their ability to increase stamina and energy over long periods of time.  So what is the magic behind the chia seed?  Read more...