Today for my afternoon snack I had a mono-meal consisting of 4 peaches. It was good. I ate this meal because I needed more carbohydrates in my day, and I had already eaten almost my full protein requirement for the entire day. I had just run out of sweet potatoes and didn't want to go to the store. I had a full bowl of peaches, so the choice was easy. A snack of just fruit.
There are many claims that eating this way actually helps digestion and assimilation of important nutrients. The reasoning is that the stomach only needs to work on one thing, just a lot of one thing. When eating a complex meal consisting of protein, starch, and fat the body has to use several different processes to break down all the different components. This leaves you feeling lethargic.
There's also the whole cleansing aspect to eating like this. Since its very easy to digest this meal of 4 peaches, the process stays clean and doesn't produce much excess waste or mucus. And the fiber content of the peaches helps clean out the intestines.
Too much sugar? Some may say so. But I seem to do just fine on this. It he fiber limits the blood sugar spike. But there still is a little one, and because if this I would recommend eating this meal immediately before, during, or after exercise.
Am I going to abandon my complex meals of carbs, protein, and fat in favor of my new mono-meal philosophy? Never! But occasionally it's great to mix it up a bit.
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