Knowing your oxidation rate is essential for your health. Your rate of oxidation in simple terms is how fast do you burn food? Some people burn food slowly, while others burn food quickly. In any case, knowing this critical information has a great effect on pairing you with the correct detox diet recipes and your health.
A person who burns food quickly is called a fast oxidizer and a person who burns food slowly is called a slow oxidizer. A fast oxidant requires slower-burning foods, such as a diet with more fats and good, high-quality oils. Slow-burning food is a good match for the fast oxidant, as that person will maintain energy.
In contrast, the slow oxidant can have a diet of faster-burning foods, such as grain products, but less fat and high-quality oil. So there is a big difference between the two in terms of your metabolic needs.
If your diet does not match your rate of oxidation, you are not getting adequate food for the rate at which your body burns food. This pairing element for a correct diet is one of the main keys to good health.
Now that you know that your oxidation rate is critical, how do you find out your oxidation rate?
The key is your hair, although your hair is dead, it is a storage place for all your macrominerals, trace elements and toxic metals. As the hair grows, these minerals and toxins are deposited in the hair over a period of 3 to 4 months. Through a hair mineral test and with the expertise of a laboratory that examines your hair properly, you can determine its rate of oxidation. Once this vital information is known, you can pinpoint your exact diet for you and only you. (See Analytical Research Laboratory)
No more guesswork! And for the people who had the intuition that all foods do not affect everyone equally, bravo, they were right and the two rates of oxidation are the reason. An example would be if it is a fast oxidant than many grains, and fruits are not a great choice because grains and fruits burn very quickly and for fast oxidation it is not possible to get sustained energy. The fast oxidant will always be hungry shortly after eating. I know there are those who say that is me, I am hungry an hour after eating and the reason is a wrong diet.
Now, on the contrary, if the fast oxidant eats slow-burning foods like eggs, olive oil, butter or some nuts (for example), sustained energy will be produced and the urge to eat will decrease. Slow oxidants have the opposite effect, you need and can eat faster-burning foods that will maintain your energy levels.
So to simplify this, there are some people who are like a car speeding forward on a highway that burns fuel very fast. (fast oxidizer) And the other one is the car traveling slowly down a side street. (slow oxidants)
If we take the analogy one step further, it is like a car that needs unleaded gasoline, but you add diesel fuel mixed with unleaded gasoline. It’s the wrong fuel! It will work, but not at its best and repairs will be needed over time.
Now that the concept of oxidation and diet has been explained, let’s talk about the detox diet. The buzzword “detox diet” is being posted frequently, but unless you know your oxidation rate, you may be eating the wrong food or the wrong food most of the time. Detox diets must match a person’s rate of oxidation.
In this article I present a sample meal plan for slow and fast oxidants.
Recipes for the detox diet:
Breakfast for slow oxidizer:
2 eggs with a spinach omelette, in 1 teaspoon of olive oil or butter
1 plain slice of Ezekiel bread
1/4 cup blueberries
Breakfast for fast oxidant:
2 eggs with a spinach omelette, in 3 tablespoons of olive oil or butter
2 organic turkey sausage links
1 stalk of celery with almond butter
In this example, the slow oxidizer breakfast has much less fat and oil in your meal and you are allowed to have a high-quality grain product as well as a small amount of fruit. The slow oxidant will burn that food slowly and keep you energized throughout the morning.
In contrast, the fast oxidant needs more olive oil or butter in your diet and more fat and oil in the almond.
butter and turkey sausage. This food combination will burn slowly for the fast oxidant and will keep that person with sustained energy throughout the morning.
Lunch for the slow oxidizer:
4 oz roasted chicken breast, very light butter and garlic
1 cup carrots steamed with 1 teaspoon butter and sea salt
1/2 cup of brown rice
Lunch for the fast oxidant:
4 oz roasted chicken thighs, made with a modest amount of butter and garlic
1 cup of carrots steamed with 3 tablespoons of butter and sea salt
In this example again you can see that the slow oxidizer has much less fat and oil than the fast oxidizer.
They both have protein and vegetables. Slow has the grain (brown rice) fasting has more fat and oil.
(dark chicken meat, butter and walnut) The slow has the chicken breast much less fat.
Dinner for the slow oxidizer:
4 oz roasted sole with garlic and a drizzle of lemon
Swiss chard with blueberries, a small amount of olive oil
Sweet potato plain
Supper for fast oxidant:
4 oz garlic butter sole
Swiss chard with almonds and butter and olive oil
Sweet potato with 3 tablespoons butter
Again we see that the slow oxidizer can have flounder with lemon and the slow one can have blueberries and sweet potato. The fast has the buttered flounder which has the most fat and also the fast has the most butter in the sweet potato and fat in the almonds.
These recipes are examples of the distinction between slow and fast individuals’ oxidation rates. Without knowing the rate at which your body burns food, all the detox diets in the world will have little or no positive effect and may even be harmful.
For example, the popular lemon detox diet is not a good choice for fast oxidants, as their rate of oxidation requires food to burn more slowly. Lemon is a fruit and therefore burns very fast and this type of detox regimen should be avoided.
Pairing your body with the correct detox diet, as well as pairing your body with the correct supplements and lifestyle modifications are much healthier in the long run than fad diets or fad berry liquid drinks. Not only will you detox properly and safely, your correct diet will have excellent effects on weight loss and weight gain. It’s very simple, know your oxidation rate!
I’d like to quickly mention that as a general rule, avoid foods that have something added to or removed from. The best quality foods are those that are in a natural state, as your great-grandmother used to eat.