Did you know kale can energize you one day and tax and drain you the next?
While seemingly “healthy” foods like kale can have great benefits, if you eat them on a daily basis over a long period of time, you can develop a sensitivity to them.
And, foods to which you have historically been sensitive may be okay on some days and be a stress to your system on others.
Some days I can have a kale smoothie and feel energized by it, and other days it can make me feel fatigued.
After realizing kale had this effect, I did some research and found it has goitrogens in it, which are naturally occurring chemicals that can have an impact on your thyroid health if eaten frequently.
When my body is managing stress from seasonal allergies, I always muscle test what I eat so I don’t further tax my body and affect my energy.
Ever heard of the straw that broke the camel’s back?…
When our bodies are under other environmental stressors, hormonal stress (like from PMS), or emotional stress, it is likely not the best time to place an additional food stressor on your body.
But how do you know?
In the video below, I show you how to energy-test foods on your own in your kitchen.
I would recommend this if you have noticed that after you eat a meal, you feel more tired or foggy.
You could test each food you ate to understand which food was a stressor and affected your energy.
Try to rotate what you eat so you aren’t eating the same thing day in and day out. Too much of a good thing actually is TOO much for your body to handle.
Much love and energy,