Build that digestive fire!
If you have a hard time digesting greens, or any raw food for that matter, you probably have low levels of Hydrochloric Acid (HCL) in your stomach. Years of progressed foods generally are to blame, as you can imagine, and that's why more than 30% of North Americans suffer from extremely low levels of HCL.
Low levels of HCL make it tough on your stomach to do the digestive work it needs to do. But why is it that many Americans think they have too much acid? Well what happens is the stomach, anticipating meal time, produces excess acid to make up for the shortage and that excess acid leads to what most people call acid reflux or heart burn. It is NOT chronic and you DON'T need the Purple Pill.
When you clean up your diet by eating more raw food, this naturally takes care of most of the issues by not suppressing the stomach acid any more and returning levels to their natural balance. But if your diet is fairly clean, and you are still having trouble digesting certain foods, one think that has worked really well is celery juice. Celery juice contains enough acid to give you that boost your stomach needs to return to its natural balance.
Try 8 ounces celery juice every other day, (mix it with some cucumber juice if it is too strong).
*Note: Yes we know we've over simplified the whole stomach acid thing, but we're just trying to get a base understanding out there