Are you hungry a lot? Do you fight it? Do you put off eating when your body is telling you it needs to eat, or possibly grab a diet cola, some sugarless gum, or something else to mask your hunger?
It’s actually OK to get hungry. I think that it is a sign of good health – and a sign of good digestion.
Being hungry is a sign of good digestion. If you eat the right amount of food at one sitting, and eat healthy foods, your body will assimilate and use everything that you ate. What it doesn’t use as a nutritive, it will collect and excrete through your intestines – you’ll flush it down the toilet shortly after your meal.
Many people have a tendency to overeat, though, and your body will only use what it needs. What’s leftover will excrete, but if you ate too much or too much of the wrong types of foods, like sugars and rancid fats, your body may not be able to efficiently excrete them all, and this is when you gain weight and develop digestive issues like constipation.
So, if you are digesting efficiently, you’ll be hungry a few hours after a healthy meal.
Raw Is The Right Kind Of Food
Raw foods contain enzymes needed for digestion. Ideally, no meal should be eaten that is fully cooked.
Decades ago, animal and human studies showed that when fully cooked food is eaten, the body treats that food as a foreign invader and builds antibodies in the blood against the food. These antibodies are a second component of the body’s immune system.
When at least 75 percent of the meal is raw, no antibodies appear in the blood. Therefore, at least 75 percent of every meal should be raw.
This percentage of raw food can ideally be increased to 100 percent to reverse allergies, arthritis, and other health issues.
(More on the 75/25 Eating Plan on my website.)
If you eat raw food in smaller helpings, your body will efficiently digest the food, little to nothing will be left over, and within a few hours, you’ll be hungry again.
That hunger is due to your body efficiently using what you previously provided it in the form of “food,” and when little to nothing is left-over, your body will be ready for more.
You’ll feel hungry.
If you are on a “diet” and eating less, you’ll be hungry all the more. If you are eating fake foods, like diet sweeteners that have NO nutritional value at all, you’ll be hungry all of the time.
That’s NOT healthy.
I’ll be writing more articles on digestion, but for now, eat less at one sitting, make sure you are digesting your food efficiently, and eat the freshest, raw foods possible.
Your body will assimilate and uptake the nutrients in these foods efficiently, and within a few hours after it’s finished processing your last meal, it will let you know through hunger that it’s ready for something new – another small, raw snack or meal.
Stay tuned for more digestion tips. If you are eating the best foods available, have a snack if you’re hungry.
Your body is talking to you.
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Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only, and is educational in nature. The FDA may not have evaluated some of the statements. This article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please discuss with your own, qualified health care provider before adding supplements or making any changes to your dietary program.
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