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The CNE Food Recovery Guide

Megan West, B.A. Article by: Megan West, B.A.
The CNE Food Recovery Guide

There's been a lot of talk around here about the perils of summer. We get it: fun happens and health can be the sacrifice. With that in mind, we also understand things like the CNE happen. (The CNE is Toronto's version of a state fair or traveling carnival.) We've all read about the latest and (maybe not-so) greatest in carnival junk food right? If a weekend at the CNE got the best of you and your digestive tract, fear not. We've got you. Summer's winding down and everyone seems to be going out with a bang! So without further adieu, I introduce to you Vitarock's official CNE Food Recovery Guidelines. Follow this manual and we can dramatically decrease the lasting effects of the worlds most digestion-offending creations.



The CNE Food Recovery Guide


This is a post-weekend-of-food-mania must have.  Add a tablespoon to your water, juice, or smoothie up to 4 times a day for some serious digestive cleansing. It works to both cleanse and repair, utilizing aloe leaf and ten medicinal herbs (Spearmint leaf, milk thistle seed, Echinacea leaf, burdock root, dandelion leaf, green tea leaf, red clover blossom, blue cohosh root, buckthorn bark, slippery elm bark ... in case you were curious). The result is whole body cleansing and repair of the digestive tract. Get into the habit of using everyday for on-going support and health.

Farafena Gluten free fonio flour pancakes

Just because we're on a quest towards digestive recovery doesn't mean we're sucking the fun out of your life. Fonio Flour is incredibly nutritious and will help set you on a healthy food path for the day. Starting out with a fibre and nutrient-rich breakfast is important and this is a great way to do so. We don't want anyone to shock their systems from one extreme to the other, so starting out with gluten-free pancakes is a great way to bridge the gap between carnival junk food and real-life good choices. Containing 5x more iron than Quinoa and 10% of daily value of fibre, this is a nutrient-dense way to start the day. Top with a protein-rich nut butter such as Natur crunchy peanut butter for an added source of vitamin E, magnesium, potassium, and B6.  After this breakfast you'll be both satisfied and well on your way to restoring your insides. 

Genuine Health fermented whole body NUTRITION with greens+, Acai Mango

Planning on skipping your greens? Think again. Your taste buds may be damaged from a weekend of sodium overload, but greens+ is about to be your new best friend. Quite simply it tastes amazing, even for those of you suffering from fried food delusion (wherein nothing else seems appetizing). The focus this week is your digestive system and lucky for you this product contains 70% fermented ingredients, which equals nourishment for the mircro flora of your gut. It also helps the body achieve amplified antioxidants, nutrient absorption, and anti-inflammatory effects. In short, everything you could possibly need after a weekend of carnival mania. The fermented greens also aid in the digestion of certain carbohydrates, meaning the prevention of gas, bloating, and constipation (like I said, everything you're going to need after the CNE), while assisting in keeping bad bacteria at bay, and producing vitamins, absorbing minerals, and eliminating toxins. Suddenly getting back on track seems a lot less daunting, doesn't it?
Sugar-filled, salty snacks are the nemesis du jour when we're on a path of intestinal detox, so you must prepare yourself for emergencies! Keeping a healthy bar in your bag at all times is critical. These bars deliver a mega dose of fruits and vegetables as well as Organic Green SuperFood drink powders creating the ultimate in nutrition. They're also incredibly filling so you won't be tempted to supplement it with gut-antagonizing sweet snacks.

Finally, finish the day off with a deep cleansing tea. This is a blend of burdock, cleavers, and nettles, which work together to promote healthy liver function and benefit your digestive tract. Perfect for everyday use, you'll find yourself looking forward to a cup of after-dinner tea. As a fun bonus feature, steep the tea as directed and add a tea-ball filled with fresh cut ginger for added digestive support.