- Aug 16, 2018
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Green Smoothies is enough or do i need to eat solid food?
THANKS! for the quick response.
Most of the time my green smothiee is banana apple spinach / moringa smoothies ( because it is the easiest to do and easy really to find recipe ). The reason i ask this because sometimes i really hate to chew veggies that why i convert my solid food to green smoothie.
Yesterday i read the story of dr. sebi - the one who cure the aids,cancer and all diseasaes. And i try to look what is the guide of dr. sebi diet and most of them is veggies, fruit, herbal the only drinks is coconut water and water. No to animal products, soda, sugar, .. etc! I don't know if this will work or not but i'm now still researching about dr sebi diet.
After three days yes you need solid food. One week max if you are a fan of fasting.
I know a vegan with digestive issues (and probably an eating disorder) whose doctor made her take a vegan protein powder because she insisted so much on smoothies and skipping meals.
That suffering you feel in the first few days isn't detox. It's your body starving and seeking a new equilibrium. You start then to tolerate starvation not because "clean now" but because you're a human being and a living organism that thrives in an adaptable state of homeostasis. Up to a point. Then you WILL get sick. My roommates sister recently had to be hospitalized due to an eating disorder. She collapsed and had a heart attack in her late 20s. She is vegan. Anorexia doesn't magically favor vegans.
Danger! Danger! Very general question ahead, cannot answer "one size fits all question".
The first question that comes to mind is "What's in your green smoothie"? I am currently having them in the mornings (they include fruit as well as vegetables), and sometimes I have a little solid food after (or just wait for lunch), but I'm also eating fairly calorie rich foods as well in the morning (tahini, sunflower seeds) which have a fair amount of fat, and often sprouted barley as well (starch, vitamins, minerals).
I noticed you are a vegetarian, so likely still having dairy and eggs? Before trying anything like a "green smoothie" diet, I'd first concentrate on getting the animal products out of your diet, so that you have no animal flesh/animal fat munching bacteria in your colon and plenty of the fiber munching kind.
Then you can experiment. If you find your not getting enough, simply up your starch/fat content with whole grains, tubers, seeds and nuts.
As for deficiencies...I realize we are not ruminants with four stomachs, but given the right microbiome we *can* get a lot of benefits from greens. Can we live on them? I really don't know, I've never tried it. But the largest animals in the world don't seem to have a problem getting their protein and all other nutrient needs from...grass and some seeds.
Our brains require more energy than theirs. That's why evolution is often attributed to either fire or meat...I.e. easy access to excess calories.
I think it's fine for some individuals to do raw til 4 and there's unique cases of Asian Zen monks living off of milk and air, but most people need a certain amount of calories to function both mentally and physically. Smoothies don't offer enough variety in diet,even if you added a cup of coconut oil a day (an exaggeration I know but you know what I mean.)