Why I Eat Eggs with Oranges
Since I was in my late teens I have suffered with various stomach issues labelled as IBS or similar to the point where a bleeding gut led me to the hospital for an endoscopy. It is probably the single most unpleasant experience I have ever had.
At this point I realised that I needed to take control, I needed to change my eating habits, I needed to get smart on what I can eat, what I should eat and what would give me the boosts I need when I am a little below par.
MY reading and research has been extensive and has come from a myriad of sources from Kris Carr, to The China Study, to Alicia Silverstone and many many others, I actively seek out nutrition advice and try to tailor what I find to my own personal health.
One of the things I learned from a book called Gut Instinct by Dr Pierre Pallardy is that Citrus Fruit Can Aid the Absorption of Iron. Now as a woman this is helpful to know, during my time of the month and when my gut is particularly bad I can feel drained, and tired. I have never found that iron supplements worked, they make me constipated which makes me even more lethargic so the best way for me to tackle this feeling is to up my iron content.
This morning for example I had fried eggs on toast with freshly cut orange
For my lunch I have found adding spinach or watercress can boost my feeling of well being no end plus it tastes absolutely gorgeous if you jazz the salad up with some roasted veggies. If you add bright jewel coloured veggies they have been know to boost your mood…worth a try isn’t it?
So next time you are under the weather or feel you are missing out on something you need rather than reaching for a pill bottle have a look at the mix of foods you are putting on your plate, you might just surprise yourself at the amazing combinations you can come up with.