Over the last week or so we chatted on Facebook live about how the calorie density of food affects your ability to detox. I give many examples of common foods we eat and the relative calorie load of that food. This information is critical to understanding, in general terms, the importance of calorie density and how to estimate the calorie density of a typical meal.
In this first video I discuss how our bodies can’t do everything at once. We need to eat foods that are easier to digest in order for our bodies to heal, by means of detoxing, repairing and regenerating our cells.
Ultimately, there are three key factors affecting the calorie density of food: Water, Fat and Fiber. Water plays the largest role, as I discuss in the first of three videos below (pardon the pixelated video).
When deciding what foods to eat, keep in mind the premise that the longer it takes to digest the food, the less energy we will have to detox, repair and regenerate new cells. Therefore, we should try to stick to lower calorie dense foods to promote our bodies ability to detox, while ensuring we also incorporate a manageable amount of healthy options of higher calorie dense foods to give us the energy we need to sustain our body weight (unless weight loss is the goal).
In the next video I discuss the impact the fat content of our food impacts calorie density. The examples given in this video are very common meals or ingredients in the Standard American Diet that are not very healthy for you but I give options for improvements on how to decrease the calorie density of the food if you choose to continue to eat animal foods.
In this last video below, I discuss how we can incorporate these concepts in choosing the food we eat on a raw or cooked vegan diet. It is important to have an appropriate balance between low and high calorie dense foods to sustain the energy needs of our body while giving our body enough of a break from digestion to spend energy detoxing, repairing and regenerating the cells in our body.
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