To anyone who has been paying attention, it is clear that the “nutrition” of our food has went straight down the toilet (in more ways than one). From depleted and toxic soils to overly processed foods, the chances of getting ample nutrition at a conventional grocery store has become extremely slim.
These days, it simply may not be enough to shop organic due to increasing body debt that requires a little “extra” to uproot health concerns, and excessive stress that seems to strip away nutrients as quickly as we can consume them. This is a recipe for rapid degradation of your quality of life.
So how do we combat this nutrient depleted world? To start, use these 3 proven hacks to get more out of your food.
One way to crank up your nutrition is to source a HIGH quality superfood powder. These powders go great in smoothies and can deliver more nutrition in a single serving than most people will get in a week. Unfortunately, many companies have jumped on the “greens” bandwagon and started producing inferior greens powders that are overpriced for the value they deliver.
A good green superfood powder will place focus on a combination of high quality algae, seaweeds, grasses, sprouts, leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables, high quality fruits, medicinal mushrooms, enzymes, probiotics, and more. The ingredients will also be organic or wildcrafted, to ensure maximum potency and nourishment.
To hook up to a high quality, integrity driven, and “best bang for your buck” superfood powder, check into this highly reputable product.
Fermented Foods and Beverages
Fermented foods such as sauerkraut, kimchi, kvass, kefir, and kombucha, are exceptional ways to deliver more nutrients into your body with less effort and power required by your digestive system. When you eat them, these probiotic rich foods and beverages start to balance your gut bacteria and stomach acids, and release plenty of enzymes to help ease and improve digestion, which makes it MUCH easier for your body to extract more nutrients from the food you eat.
Keep in mind, fermented foods are essentially “pre-digested” so unlocking the nutrients of the fermented food is already partially done for you, and these foods can also help break down other parts of your meal so the nutrients are more easily assimilated that way as well.
Betaine Hydrochloric Acid (HCL)
Betaine hydrochloride is also known as hydrochloric acid (HCL) or “stomach acid”. HCL helps digest food by breaking up fats and proteins, and destroying ingested bacteria and other micro-organisms that can later interfere with proper nutrient uptake. Adequate levels of HCL are required in order to adequately absorb protein, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, and B-12.
If you are suffering from heart burn, indigestion, acid reflux, SIBO, undigested food in stool, gas, GERD, and nutrient deficiencies, chances are your stomach acid is too low which is impairing the first major physiological function of breaking down your food for proper absorption of nutrients.
When taking an HCL supplement, be mindful of the directions on the bottle and use caution if you are on any anti-inflammatory medications, due to damage that may already have been caused by those medications, which HCL may aggravate.
These are 3 nice ways to start to increase your nutrition, but in all likelihood, won’t be enough to sufficiently change your nutrient uptake to overcome any physiological problems caused by it. That requires more knowledge of all the holistic lifestyle factors that can affect nutrient uptake, which are completely addressed in this 8 week online health program.
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About the author:
Derek Henry took a deadly health challenge that conventional medicine couldn’t solve and self-directed a one-in-a-million health journey that found him happier and healthier than he had been in his entire life. As a result of this rewarding journey, he created Healing the Body and became a well revered holistic health coach who now spends his time writing, coaching, and educating thousands of people each month who want to enjoy similar results.