“One should eat to live, not live to eat” -Benjamin Franklin

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There are many things that we do in life that take a lot of energy, however nothing compares to the amount of energy our body uses to digest our food. Think about how tired you get after a big meal, well guess what that is because your body is gathering up whatever energy it can find to digest that meal.

With the holiday season upon us and everyone being so busy the one thing, other than time, that we can all use more of is energy.

A truly simple way to increase your energy is to actually lighten up on your digestive system and give it a break. You can do this by eating foods that are easier to digest, as well as eating a bit less.

I was had to do this myself over the last week due to a pretty bad digestive upset, which forced me to reduce my diet to liquids only until I was feeling better. Now I could look at this and feel bad, however I like to try and look at things as blessings in disguise and do my best to find the blessing. The blessing for me with all of this is an increase in energy, more clarity, better mood, and just an overall better sense of wellness. I also know that I my body will be detoxing as well and I may even lose some weight to boot.

An added bonus is actually more time, because meal time is much easier and takes a lot less time. This gives me more time to get ready for Christmas as well as relax at the end of the day.

So what gives your digestive system a break? Pureed soups, smoothies, organic apple sauce, and juices are excellent choices.

Another added bonus is the effect this will have on your immune system. One reason I believe that so many people get sick this time of year is stress, over work, lack of sleep, and poor eating habits. By giving your digestive system a break you will allow your immune system to strengthen, as most of your immune system is actually in your gut.

Give it a try for a couple of days, have fun with it and feel good about taking care of this most important part of your body. All health begins in the gut, and just like you, it needs a break once in a while.

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