Mono Meals – Is eating one type of food per meal a healthy alternative?

MONOMEALSOver the last few months I have noticed this subject popping up more and more often. The concept involves looking at how animals in nature eat food and attempting to replicate their behaviour. When observing animals eat you will notice that they will find a meal, eat there fill of that current food stuff and then move on. It’s this act of eating just one thing at a time that many people are now attempting to fit into their diet plans. But how healthy is this for our bodies?

Well, you are right in thinking that a healthy diet needs to include plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds this is to ensure we get the full spectrum of vitamins and minerals needed by out bodies, but having a varied diet dose not have to mean that every meal has to include a wide range of foods. Variety can work just as well on a daily or even weekly basis.

The Essence Gospel of peace
‘For I tell you truly, if you mix together all sorts of food in your body, then the peace of your body will cease, and endless war will rage in you.’

Benefits of eating mono

  1. Ease of digestion; when eating an average western style meal it is quite common to end up with 4 plus items of food in each mouthful we consume.  All these foods break down differently and take different amounts of time to be absorbed by our bodies.
  1. Be sure what foods your body doesn’t agree with; its very hard to work out what specific foods we have allergies to, when you eat one meal at a time it become very easy to tell what your body likes and what it doesn’t.
  1. Quality Control; When you have hundreds of options each meal time its hard to find out what we actually like. Soon after starting your mono diet you will realize that a lot of the foods that you have eaten day in day out for years are not very tasty when eaten on their own as part of a mono diet. Soon you will naturally pick the very best foods that you feel will serve you body best at the time.
  1. Learn when you are really feeling full; When only eating one item of fruit or vegetables per meal you learn to read your bodies natural signals that your becoming full. This is hard to do when you eat many things in one meal as each taste and flavour confuses the body, not allowing you to feel full until you have eaten more than you need.

It’s very important to note that the whole concept of eating mono meals is centered around consuming largely raw vegetarian food. These ideas do not translate into western style food. Eating just big macs one day and kfc the next really is going to do nothing but put you in hospital fast.


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