Day 138/365 - On fruit punch

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5/18/17

Sometimes it's hard on our stomachs to eat cold, raw foods. In modern day woes of indigestion, leaky gut, and SIBO it’s advisable to eat all foods cooked until the gut lining is healed. That means no smoothies, raw salads or cold things in general - including beverages!

But how can we get the benefits of nutrient-packed fruits and berries when we're avoiding raw things? We can cook them into a delicious punch! (See recipe here.) Another option is to bake fruit, or cook them down into jams - especially pectin-rich fruit such as apples, rosehips, pears, plums and citrus fruit. This is only temporary until we can get the digestive fire to burn again, but in the meantime these are delicious alternatives to consider!