For the last few days, my insides have been not so happy, I figured it was a combination of sinus issues, stress and adjusting to more raw foods, but am questioning that more now. On Monday’s Dr. Oz show, he addressed the issue of bloating and gas and how it can affect waistlines and moods as well as what to do about it. It got me wondering it something in all the raw soups I’ve been testing does not love me as much as I love it. As decent as the broccoli soup was, it was not so fun a few hours later and broccoli has been known to do that which Dr. Oz reitterated. Another raw ingredient I’ve been using liberally in the last few days is garlic and I’m wondering if that has anything to do with it. This article states:
It can also cause heartburn and stomach gas in some people.
WikiAnswers is a bit gross. Here’s just about everything you need to know about intestinal gas. One thing Dr. Oz recommended was Beano and I wondered what the raw community felt about i using Beano. The general consensous seems to be that it is because it’s a natual enzyme, but it’s not something I want to take before every meal. This seems like something I could do hours of research on and probably will in the long run as I test how raw foods affect me.
Here’s an interesting raw article from Chicago. The psychological effects of the diet quoted was comforting to me as a way to reduce stress and generally be more balanced mentally. But, I will be researching b-12 supplements more as I question if there’s a better option than what I currently take.
Back to making a mess of the kitchen tonight, I am trying Gena’s Tortilla Soup for dinner (sans garlic for now :-)) and remember to throw tomatoes into the dehydrator this morning to have “sun-dried” tomatoes tonight :-P
Again, this recipe made me want a Vita-Mix more as I wonder if it could have smoother. I was good, but a little acidic because I think I used too much lime juice. The fresh cilantro and strong tomato flavors worked well together and I will make again.