• Jennette Werle, CIHC, DH

Harvesting & Eating Locally will Support the Environment and your Gut!

Updated: Mar 31

Buying local and seasonal produce not only supports farmers, but also supports the environment and ultimately your Eco-bacterial system in your gut!

Harvesting & Eating Locally will Support Environment & Gut

Welcome to the world of knowing your food source and the quality of your food. You have the right to know where your food comes from and how it was processed.

How can you demand better quality food? You can do this with your money. Be selective where you shop!

Is best to buy seasonal food as it will support the farmers and their products. It will also help support the bacteria in your gut. The bacteria in your gut is alive just like you are alive and it requires food to sustained life. When you stop eating certain prebiotic foods it will literally starve the bacteria in your gut. We need fiber, but we also need certain vitamins and minerals from our food in order to sustained life. What are prebiotic fibers? Prebiotic fibers are complex carbohydrates, resistant starches that are not digested by the stomach or small intestine, but fermented in the colon and digested by the bacteria that lives or resides in the colon. These bacteria's are responsible for creating short chain fatty acids used as energy by the body. The best way to support these bacteria is by having a balanced diet that includes 1/2 plate of vegetables, 1/4 plate of fruits and 1/4 protein plate (animal or complete plant).

It is simple to implement eating clean just follow this 3 simple steps:

1. Make list of recipes you want to cook & eat for one week.

2. Make a list of ingredients that you need and buy them.

3. Cook once, but eat 2 or 3 times by storing and freezing the food in advance.

Success comes from planing!

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