View Full Version : Hi all - trouble with smoothies?
09-17-2008, 05:45 AM
I started getting into a healthier diet about 8 years ago because I had very bad digestion. I've been doing smoothies for about 4 years.
Here is my question - why can't I eat fruit/green/veggie smoothies without feeling an immediate "brain fog?" within 30 seconds of consuming half a glass or so I immediately lose clarity. Adding protein and fats help but I don't understand it - is it a blood sugar thing or is it related to oral allergy symptom (I'm allergic to pollen etc.)?
Most of the time I feel like I have to choose between either A) digesting well or B) having mental clarity - no fun !:p
Thanks - I appreciate any input :)
09-17-2008, 07:15 AM
i have the same thing happen sometimes -- I wonder if it's that the smoothies are too cold -- and maybe causing vessels to close up so blood doesn't get to my brain??
09-17-2008, 08:16 AM
Maybe a candida problem?
09-17-2008, 08:34 AM
What kind of smoothies are you making? I am doing a spinach, with pear, apple these days and no problem. Sometimes romaine added in to spinach mix or taking out spinach and having the fruits with the romaine. It would be lots of fruit to someone with candida perhaps too. Hope you feel better!
09-17-2008, 09:34 AM
I have lots of very common smoothies - fruits like mixed berries, peaches, mangos, melons, etc. For greens I use romaine, argula, green leaf, red leaf, baby spinach.
I have a very bad neurological reaction to bananas which makes me think it may be sugar or allergy related. I do notice that I feel better in general when I reduce sweet fruits but it doesn't stop me from getting "brainfog" from smoothies.
Hi Lizzy -
I could see very cold smoothies causing brain freeze or head aches so maybe that is affecting you. For me this also happens if they aren't cold - sometimes I just put in fresh fruit/greens and water without adding ice.
09-17-2008, 09:56 AM
The way my body & brain works I have less brain fog when I drink straight green juices & smoothies vs. fruit smoothies. Greens seem to give me a different lift, especially when I juice solo with just spinach juice, kale juice etc - I feel energized and very clear mentally. Fruit smoothies, especially higher glycemic ones tend to create the brain fog, although I still have the energy. I think my sensitivity to fruit is because I'm still detoxing and healing from having candida for many years though. I think it's pretty much wiped out of my body, but who knows there could be some residual yeast. :) It could be anything, but I tend to eat and drink a lot of greens.
70% greens, 20-25% fruit, 5-10% fats
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