So we talked about the beet test for pH and intestinal permeability, so to add to that, check your poop. After 12-24 hours of eating your raw beet, you should see beet poo which will give you an idea of transit time. Many people are “regular”, but transit time is not ideal. Fiery red poop 24 hours or more after eating the beat means slow transit time = constipation. This means that the beet (and likely everything you eat) sits in the bowel too long which can mean that food can ferment and create less than desirable bacteria. Ewww, I know, sorry.
Think about hydration and fiber. Make sure you’re drinking enough water, eating enough fruits and veggies and even add chia, flax and fibrous foods that will help move things along.
I always recommend lemon water first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach to stimulate digestion. It also helps stimulate the liver’s detoxifying enzymes. And it really helps to stimulate you to have a good bowel movement, because the lemon triggers your gallbladder to produce bile, and bile—along with fiber—is a carrier of toxins.
If you see the coloring before the 12 hour mark, this isn’t ideal either. It could mean digestion is too fast and there could be nutrient absorption issues.
Report back and reach out if you have questions!!