Aging Like Fine Wine?

Aging Like Fine Wine?

So many things in life seem to get better with age. Cheese, wine our financial portfolios

(hopefully) and our maturity in life to name a few. One thing that doesn't age so well is food in

our digestive tracts. When we eat it goes into our stomachs and awaits enzyme release that

begin the process of breaking down and removing the vitamins and minerals for our body to

use. Obviously not everything Is utilized and in turn ideally passes out of the system

as waste.

Now if we eat a meal composed of the average American diet loaded with proteins and

processed carbohydrates, we have began our own distillation process in our bodies.

However the proteins are heavy and not quickly digested, nor is the butter laden

whipped potato. The petit salad and vegetable consumed are great but not adequate

to make up for the overwhelming load of protein and starch.

This may not seem like it is really that poor of a meal for us, maybe it isn't.

However 12 hours later this meal still sits in our system awaiting breakdown and it

is followed up by a burger, fries and a milk shake. Aside from the grease, salt and

excessive calories we didn't over eat here. If the right combination sits there it

can literally ferment in our systems, causing gas etc. However we are not meant to be


The problem with this pattern is that our preferred style of eating doesn't allow for

the body to properly eat, digest and get rid of a meal before it gets loaded down again.

This results in food adhering to the walls of our intestines in the form of garbage.

This bogs our systems down over time resulting in lack of energy and a lesser state of

overall health.

What we should look to do is eat foods that from consumption to excretion are done in

reasonable time frame. We should eat foods that are quick exiting. The tendency is to

eat more fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and modest amounts of protein. This is

not meant to be oversimplified but we should strive for combinations that help each other

digest. Everyone is uniquely created and what works for one may not work for the same for



Turkey stew Osso Bocu over Brown Rice

1 lb. Of turkey breast meat – cubed and dusted with seasoned flour

6 oz. Medium Mushrooms – quartered

1 small vidallia onion – diced

6 leaves fresh basil – stacked and sliced into ribbons

6 plum tomatoes – cut in 1/6 wedges

1 T. olive oil

1 cup beef stock

1.5cups brown rice

1.Heat oil in sautee pan

2.brown floured turkey, add onion, mushrooms and tomatoes

3.add beef stock, cover reduce to simmer liquid reduces to a thicker saucy state add cut basil, adjust with salt and pepper

5.Cook brown rice according to instructions

6.Serve Turkey Stew over Rice