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Have a Mono Meal!

Friday, August 19, 2011

You may wonder, “What the heck is a mono meal!?” As the name suggests, it is simply a meal consisting of one ingredient. It can be a bunch of carrots, or a bowl of cherries, a slice of watermelon, etc., as long as you’re eating food that is a pile of just one thing you’re eating a mono meal.


Why would I want to eat just one thing?
It’s the easiest on your digestion. Most people, regardless of what type of lifestyle they’re following and what kind of diet they’re on, suffer from indigestion every now and then.


Even if you started eating raw you might feel once in a while that you overate, because starting to munch on a handful of nuts sometimes results in gobbling down a whole pound of them. Sounds familiar? It sure happened to me in the beginning!


Another reason for eating single ingredient meals can be that some foods cause you discomfort and you’re suspecting allergies or food sensitivities. The only way to find out for sure where the problem lies is trying to eliminate certain things for a while or consuming only one type of food for several hours, or even for a few days at a time.


You may also think that eating a mono meal is boring. If that’s the case, I have to assure you it’s quite the opposite, it really is an experience, and I recommend you start with your favorites.


By the way, if you think about it, it’s the most natural way of eating. Have you ever seen a tree with all kinds of foods hanging on it for you to frolic and have a dinner party around?


So what should I eat?
The most commonly eaten mono meal consists of fruit. What’s your favorite food? Does your stomach need a break? Have a bowl of your favorite food or have an apple, or a banana, or an orange. It’s as simple as that!


It's nature's way to eat
It's the easiest on your digestion
It can help you pinpoint allergic reactions
Have a mono meal once in a while!

Questions? Leave a comment below or send me an e-mail: rawfoodfortruth@gmail.com

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