If you’re having leafy greens, add some fennel in there to balance out the fiber. Even better, think of what you could put into a dressing to balance out the fiber intake. For example, fennel, hemp seeds, a lemon squeeze, some basil and a little date combined to make a dressing would be optimal for digestion over leafy greens and lots of raw vegetables.
These past few weeks I’ve talked a lot about food combining. That’s because it’s an essential cornerstone of a successful Low Fat Raw Vegan diet. Get this wrong and you could still end up with a bunch of symptoms you were trying to escape in the first place by embarking on the journey as a LFRV.
You can be eating all the right foods on a raw vegan diet, but if you are combining them incorrectly, you can still feel bloated, have an irritable stomach, get backed up. Some of these might be the very problems you were trying to eliminate by becoming a raw vegan in the first place. Here's what I suggest ...
To optimize a raw vegan diet, it's best to apply a strategy I call "food combining."
Here's how it works ... When a fast-digesting food follows slow digesting food in the gut tract, it gets stuck—like a traffic jam. And what happens when food is ready to leave the body but it can’t? You create fermentation in the belly.