What does it mean if your stomach hurts from eating leafy greens?
Well FIRST of all, it doesn't mean that you should stop eating them!!
Leafy greens are a powerhouse food that need to be a regular and consistent part of your food life, I recommend seeing how you can work them into breakfast/lunches and dinners. It's super easy to do.
If leafy greens 'hurt' your stomach that is an indicator that you need some work and love for your digestion. Leafy greens scrub the inside of your gut to get rid of the toxins, bacteria, viruses and junk that keeps you from having balance there, from proper absorption and assimilation of nutrients and proper elimination. The stomach aches and pains that you get after eating are more indicative that you need love and soothing to your gut lining as a priority.
You still need the leafy greens for sure, it's just that the entire way you are eating right now isn't properly directed at the order of healing you need, meaning you need to put a bigger priority on the gut lining, while you still incorporate greens in the right way.
For gut soothing, try adding in:
- Sweet potatoes
- Chia (milled, raw and extracted)
- and your greens of course
Some ways to get this in:
- A baked or steamed sweet potato with avocado or guacamole
- A smoothie with chia, banana, strawberries and spinach
- Aloe blended with coconut water (only well sourced), mint and lime
- Lightly sauteed kale with green beans and bell peppers
All of these give you power house potential in your gut health with a bigger priority on the gut without irritating it. So you see it's all a balancing act of finding what your first priority issue is, matching it with the best foods and going from there, by doing this, you can better heal and move your energy into more flow and less being blocked or stuck so you don't get stomach aches, you absorb the nutrients from the foods you eat better and then they can travel ALL OVER your body to help you out.
Get greens in your smoothies, in your stir-frys, and toss them in soups. If you want to know more about how to use plant foods in your overall diet, then check out Fueled & Focused, it's a course built to show you how to cook, how to use all kinds of veggies, fruits, herbs and seeds in the ways they are meant to be used so then you know what you're doing, why you're doing it and what to look for.
This week try to add in a new leafy green you haven't been using. Try a different version of kale, or try arugula, butter lettuce or red leaf lettuce. They all have magical powers and all will help you more than you know.