The most complete, balance form of one-step nutrition is sprouted foods. Raw, enzyme-rich sprouts are plentiful in all three food components: simple carbohydrate, amino acids, and fatty acids. They are pre-digested (as some describe it) so the body does not have to produce its own enzymes, plus the nutrients are in a usable form – a considerable net gain in total energy supplied by the food. (contrast this to processed, cooked proteins that the body must break down before they can be utilized, crating a significant loss in energy efficacy.) Sprouted legumes such as chickpeas, lentils, and mung beans are excellent. The sprouting process converts the complex carbohydrate in legumes into simple carbohydrate, the protein into usable amino acids, and the fat into fatty acids, requiring no extra work on the body’s part and therefore raisin the net gain. Foods rich in essential fatty acids, such as flaxseeds, can be sprouted as well for a premium, usable fuel source. Indeed, essential fatty acids are a superior source of healthy energy.
high net-gain whole foods provide a platform on which to build long-term sustainable vitality.
When supplied with many vitamins and minerals, the body will be properly fuelled, and it will not require as much food. Its hunger mechanism will signal that it’s no longer hungry. (…) Fiber prevents overeating: it’s hard to eat a large amount of fiber-rich food since it swells in the stomach, filling it up.