What exactly is a mono meal and why is it beneficial? Very good questions which can be answered by taking a step back in time. You see our ancestors, for thousands of years, wouldn’t have had access to the diverse array of delicious foods we have when we open our fridge.
It would’ve been more of a scenario like you found a berry bush at it’s prime ripeness. Ancestrally we would’ve understood that with no way to preserve such bounty, we’d have to eat as much as we could right then and there. Our bodies and brains are much better adapted to this since it’s how humans ate for the majority of their time on this earth.
A mono meal is just a fancy way of saying,
- Fill yourself up on a meal that consists of ONE thing.
- Eat a big bowl of just watermelon,
- Eat 2 or 3 apples
- Eat four bananas,
- Eat a big bowl of steamed sweet potato, etc…
The benefits of mono meals
- Help with digestive health
- Remove the burden of your digestive system
- Help with enzymes
- Help eat real, simple food
When I’m feeling bogged down and low energy I try to do a day or two of mono meals. This gives me a digestive reset and boosts my energy without caffeine or other stimulants.
The way we eat doesn’t always make sense. Combining starches, proteins, fats and sugars is bound to create a digestive burden which shows up as discomfort, gas and other pesky digestive issues.
When you take a break from complex meals, your organs have a chance to rejuvenate. Detoxification naturally happens at this point and you might find that when you go back to eating as usual, you digest your food better and have more energy.
What’s your favorite mono meal? Let me know in the comment box down below.
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