Episode 152 – Avoid food intolerance by rotating your food
The #AskEvro show question of the day is: “How much food can I eat before I get intolerant?“
Food intolerance is a very interesting topic.
A lot of doctors and even the mainstream public don’t believe in this… (but then again the majority of doctors and the public don’t know nutrition).
Before you judge, read on and then let me know what you think…
Here’s a premise:
If you’re eating a food (or specific diet) everyday, for months or even years, there’s a good chance you’re going to get an intolerance or even an allergy to those foods in your diet.
How could this be even remotely true?
Here’s an analogy to consider:
What happens if you kept doing the same thing everyday? Like all you did was sat at your office desk all the time?
You’re going to go crazy, right?
Read on below.
So this is probably an accurate analogy for the process that is happening on a cellular level. That is, whenever you habitually eat the same foods your body is simply saying, “hey, we’re doing this too often, let’s stop this habit and remove this environmental factor otherwise I’m going to go “crazy” and do something I wouldn’t normally do!”
Interesting thought, right?!
Variety is the spice of life.
So to answer the #AskEvro show question of the day, each person is going to be different – it depends on your genetics, environment and the total culmination effect of your stressors. Instead, aim for moderation in your diet on a daily, weekly, monthly and even seasonal basis.
A good philosophy is to try everything at least once (twice to make sure). Obviously keep your soul foods in your diet but at the same time rotate your foods – that’s the best thing you can do to minimize your risk of food intolerance.
What’s the worst that can happen? It won’t be a food intolerance.
Prevention is better than cure.
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Chris Everingham lives and breathes health & fitness.
Chris Everingham lives and breathes health & fitness. International Athlete, Elite Performance Manager for the Philippine Volcanoes rugby teams, qualified Dietitian / Nutritionist and qualified educator. Chris Everingham combines more than 10 years of experience and education together to deliver the best strategies to grow your mindset, rewire your habits and transform your life.