Did you know…? 15 Nutritional Facts Worth Knowing About

Mariel Witmond
Mariel Witmond

19 December, 2018

  1. Lemon is acidic but in the body it becomes alkaline.
  2. You produce more enzymes and stomach acid in your body depending on your blood type.
  3. Most people are deficient in magnesium.
  4. Never have coffee on an empty stomach – it kicks hydrochloric acid (used to digest food) in our stomachs into overdrive. With nothing there to digest, the stomach eventually decides to stop producing hydrochloric acid slowing down digestion. It also stops the body from properly absorbing the vitamins and nutrients of food, and contributes to anxiety and depression.
  5. It takes 20 minutes to realise you are full, so eat slowly!
  6. Vitamin C helps Iron absorption.
  7. Thirst is not an indicator for dehydration.
  8. Microwaves destroy food nutrients.
  9. Your gut micro biome has as much bacterial DNA as your body’s DNA. The organisms in your gut are the major determinant of your interactions with your environment.
  10. Overeating doesn’t make you fat, being fat makes you overeat – it’s a vicious cycle that creates cravings causing you to eat more and slows metabolism down.
  11. Gluten contains proteins called gluteomorphins that are morphine-like peptides that cause addiction.
  12. You can’t exercise your way out of a bad diet.
  13. Fruits contain the highest antioxidants of any other food group – fruit sugar leaves the stomach in 3 minutes and never reaches the intestinal tract. Consider this when attempting the cut ALL sugars from your diet.
  14. Improper breathing is the root of many health problems given that it is the central, most physiological function of the human body. Learning to control your breathing can also help to aide digestion.
  15. “A” blood types have been scientifically proven to be better on a vegetarian diet – always consider your bio individuality when considering the foods you eat.

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