- Posted August 23, 2013 by
Amazing food combinations for your health
Food combining for optimum digestion
Here are the broad stroke basics. Avoid consuming lots of water or other beverages while eating. This dilutes your digestive juices. Drink less while you eat, but hydrate heavily between meals.
Different types of foods require different gastric juices and enzymes to break the foods down into assimilable nutrients. Conflicting digestive juices and enzymes will result in longer metabolic labor with incompletely digested food particles putrefying and attracting bad bacteria.
Occasional bad food combining results in gas, bloating, constipation, or diarrhea. Habitual bad food combining can lead to chronic inflammation and disease.
Don't eat sweet fruits with other foods. The sweeter the fruit, the further away from any other meal. What's generally recommended is eating fruit around a half hour before eating or on an empty stomach, usually two hours after eating.
Citrus can be combined with most other foods, but melons need to be eaten very far from any other food. Eating anything sweet after a protein meal leads to digestive problems.
Mixing proteins and starches simultaneously, such as meat and potatoes, is another no-no. Proteins found in meats and dairy products are much more slowly digested than starchy and carbohydrate foods.
But protein foods can be consumed with low starch veggies and healthy fats. Fats, such as butter, olive oil, and other healthy fats can be used on vegetables along with lemon or lime.