A practical classification of food

After many tests, I came to the conclusion that food should be divided into functional categories to be combined with awareness: 1) energizing with mass gaining, 2) energizing without mass gaining, 3) antioxidant and energizing (increasing blood pressure), 4) antioxidant/detoxing and stress releasing (decreasing blood pressure), 5) muscles maintaining and building, 6) cardio maintenance, 7) highly hydrating, 8) brain and mood stimulators, 9) belly care.

An additional transversal category is about those foods which are hunger inhibitors. They can be found in all categories. The same food, combined to certain food, is appetite stimulator.

Then, you have technical food such as proteins from whey and energy drinks. 

As a general rule, 1) mixing too many food creates fermentation in the belly, 2) milk, nuts and fat from fish protect the belly from pharmaceuticals and limit alcohol assimilation, 3) fruits increase alcoholic assimilation, 4) Proteins and carbohydrates Build mass and stimulate hunger, 5) unused sweets get stored as fat, 6) to control weight, you have to listen to your belly and control digestion. Then, intellectual job match more easily with salty nutrition and traditional recipes, while dynamic life style match better with sweet and technical foods. 

Following these simple rules, almost everyone can self regulate. 

  1. energizing with mass gaining: vegetables such as soy under flour form, milk, meat
  2. energizing without mass gaining: superfoods such as guarana, very sweet fruits such as pineapple, spices such as ginger, cinnamon
  3. Increasing blood pressure: spices such as ginger, hot chili
  4. Decreasing blood pressure:cereals such as corn, rye, buckwheat and vegetables such as cauliflower, potatoes, tomatoes, onions
  5. Muscles maintaining and building: meat, egg, vegetables such as beans and seeds, milk, selected fruits and vegetables such as bananas and avocado 
  6. Cardio maintenance: seeds and nuts, fats from fish, spices as cocoa, chili and curcuma
  7. Highly hydrating: coconut, pineapple, white melon, pomegrenate 
  8. Brain and mood stimulators: spices as nutmeg, pfeffer, ginger. Superfoods as ginseng, mate, maca, cocoa, coffee, teas, green coffee, cloves, safran. Selected vegetables as mushrooms, grapes, rucola.  Nuts as cashews. Selected integral cereals as Barleys. Fish, in particular shellfish.
  9. Belly care: seeds such as linen, coriander and fennel. Nuts such as almonds. Fruits such as figues, banana, strawberry. Vegetables such as parsley, “rucola” and celery.
  10. Hunger inhibitors: fruits such as pomegrenate, grapes, grapefruits. Vegetables such as potatoes. Nuts: peanuts. Spices: ginger, chili. 
  11. Hunger stimulators when combined: milk and derived product, corn and soy, hazelnuts, full eggs.
  12. Special foods to be eaten alone or in concentrated form: proteins from whey with vitamins, algae, milk, pineapple, watermelon, cucumber, grapes, roots and plant extracts such as topinambur, ginger.
  13. Balancing food to be used to mix: apples, peers, potatoes, tomato, rice. 

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