Ever since about a week before I got the cancer diagnosis I had been feeling sluggish, not tired per se, but not as energetic as usual. That feeling continued until yesterday when I did something different with my breakfast.
I had my usual smoothie of grapes, blueberries, kiwi, and papaya. I also add a little turmeric, cumin, ginger, and cinnamon. I used 100% orange juice (we prefer Florida Natural) to make it drinkable. After I drank my smoothie and took care of my neighbors dogs, I fried an egg (in pure, cold pressed saturated coconut oil) and ate it.
I had been really grumpy with the dogs the day before. Yesterday I felt better than I had in weeks and I was nice to them. Today I did the same thing, except I used the last kiwi fruit yesterday so no kiwi this morning. I bought some apples yesterday and used apple in place of the kiwi fruit in today’s smoothie. Today I am full of energy, in spite of the rainy weather.
What I learned: balance. All fruit is full of carbohydrates. The job of enzymes (according to internet research) is to break down the proteins in the stomach to aid in the digestive process. I eat the fruit first, then the protein. I eat the same balance at my other meals. Sometimes I substitute salad for fruit. I do try to eat apple, papaya, or pineapple (sometimes all three) at least once a day.
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