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December 16, 2011

Food Combinations

Digestive physiology reveals that the digestive system processes certain foods differently than others. The wrong combination can cause indigestion (a slowing of the digestive system.)

Some basic guidelines about food combining:

  1. Fruits and Veggies don't mix: fruits have acid and sugar while veggies are mainly starch- the combination causes bloating and gas
  2. All greens, sprouts and veggies mix well together
  3. Avocados and lemons go with everything
  4. Avoid eating breads with sweet (banana, dates, figs, raisins) or acidic fruits (citrus, berries, tropical fruits)
  5. Eat Melons alone
  6. Avoid mixing starches with protein (for example: steak and potatoes, eggs and hash-browns, peanut butter toast)
  7. Fruits go well with seeds and nuts
  8. Never drink water or any liquid with your meals. Your stomach uses hydrochloric acid to engage the digestive process and water dilutes and disrupts the process. Natural, holistic foods contain plenty of water and will curb your thirst. Wait 30 minutes before and 1 1/2 hours afterwards to have a drink.

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