Did you know kale can energize you one day and drain you the next?
And ‘how’, you ask, ‘could this supposed SUPERFOOD make me feel SUPER icky?
Who knew?- Kale contains goitrogens in it, which are naturally occurring chemicals that can have an impact on your thyroid health if eaten frequently.
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.
Most everyone these days suffers from a food sensitivity (my condolences to the ice cream and pizza lovers with lactose or gluten issues!).
BUT did you know that some days are better than others to indulge in the otherwise ‘forbidden’ foods?
When my body is managing stress from seasonal allergies, like pollen in the Spring and ragweed in the Late Summer into Fall, I begin muscle testing what I eat so I don’t further tax my body and affect my energy.
Some days I can have a kale smoothie and feel like Wonder Woman, and other days, it can cause serious fatigue.
Why? It’s The Straw That Broke The Camel’s Back Theory.
When our bodies are under 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 when and what to eat?
In the video below, I show you how to energy-test foods on your own in your kitchen.
I recommend trying this if you feel tired or foggy-headed after you eat a meal. Test each food you ate to understand which food was a stressor so you know which one affected your energy.
Maybe 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.
Savor the foods you love in moderation 😉
Much love and energy,