In this weeks video health tip, Dr. Samir Hajariwala, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at why it’s not the calories you eat but rather the calories you absorb that effects your overall weight loss and weight gain.
Did you know the number of calories absorbed in your body depends on how the food is prepared and the types of bacteria you have in your colon?
Food absorbed from your intestines and colon is either burned for energy and body functions, or stored as fat in your body.
If you absorb less food and burn more through an active lifestyle, the easier to maintain your ideal weight.
You cannot absorb whole foods. Food is separated in your intestines into carbohydrates, fats and proteins; all being components your body cannot absorb.
Much of the foods you eat passes to your colon where more than 100 trillion bacteria break down the food so a lot of calories are absorbed through your colon.
Grinding whole grains into flour or cooking starchy vegetables increases the number of calories you absorb from those foods. You absorb more you gain more.
Instead of counting calories consider how your food is prepared and how much you burn.
– Consume a variety of raw organic vegetables and fruits daily.
– Eat whole grains, beans, seeds, and nuts.
– Restrict all sugar-added foods and beverages.
Remember you and your family can be as healthy as can be, and it’s never too soon to start receiving chiropractic care. Your best source for everything health is your chiropractor. It’s never too early or late to see the team at Crossroads Chiropractic. Visit Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.
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