While meat might be harder for your body to digest, it does not sit and rot in your colon.
Meat simply has no fiber and your body has a hard time moving things through that aren’t fiber. Red meat is a lot harder for your body to digest because it consists of mostly protein and fat. While your body uses the protein and fat found in meat, you still have a hard time getting as much energy from it.
Think back to a summer barbeque you had with family or friends. You probably ate a hamburger or a hotdog, and afterward, you most likely felt really tired and overfull. This is because when it’s hot outside your body is already trying to expel as much heat as it can. The added residue from the meat makes it harder to expel this heat. During the summer, meat, especially red meat, is not a good source of energy.
So what is a good way to give your body energy?
The cleanest form of energy is solar. Did you know that you can actually give your body solar energy? When you eat plants, you are taking in solar energy!
When plants go through photosynthesis, they capture energy from the sun in between their bonds and convert the sunlight into chemical energy. When you eat plants, fruits, and vegetables you break that chemical bond and it literally releases solar energy in your body.
Some of the most energizing things we can eat include:
These foods are the most energizing because they are packed with complex carbohydrates, protein, antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients. A diet that is full of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats is a great way to make sure you have energy all day long!
Make some different food choices, especially as the warmer months come, and you will notice a boost of energy!