Food Combining

Eat More Vegetables

The basic premise of proper food combining is that when foods are combined correctly, they absorb properly during digestion and they digest efficiently. When foods are combined incorrectly, they can’t be absorbed during digestion. Weight gain is very often a result of improper eating rather than of too many calories.

Proper food combining is based on the chemistry of digestion - simple physiological formulas. For example when you combine starches with proteins (like meat with potatoes) they each conflict with the digestion of the other, causing digestion to slow, and even not properly to occur.

We are told about all of these new digestive disorders that now have names “IBS” “Acid Reflux.” I just don’t believe in them. My guess is that maybe 1% have the actual disorder as doctors are defining it. But I have known people personally and there are thousands on the web that have cured these “disorders” or “diseases” by changing their diets. For people who suffer from gas, indigestion, acid stomach, constipation, diarrhea, cramping, bad breath, proper food combining is one of these simple approaches that can cause huge transformations.

Today’s food combining lesson: don’t combine starches with proteins. They digest differently, each causing the other to digest more slowly and improperly. This contributes to afore mentioned problems like bloating, indigestion, weight gain, and many more problems.

Avoid combinations like meat and potatoes, chicken and rice. Eat veggies with your meats: lots of them. If you have steamed veggies, put them in a bowl (after cooking) and toss with a little extra virgin olive oil and good quality natural salt and pepper. If you eat sandwiches, stick to vegetable only sandwiches like avocado and sprouts, portabello mushroom with roasted peppers. Stuff like that.


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4 Responses to “Food Combining”

  1. By tresa on Jun 4, 2009 | Reply

    GREAT INFO. I wish I had it years ago. Anyone just starting out in life on their own should have this info. Maybe there would be less obesity issues.

  2. By Stefanie on Jun 5, 2009 | Reply

    Thank you so much for leaving your comment, Tresa. I write my blog to help others, like myself, who have suffered the difficulties of unhelpful diet traditions, such as the Standard American Diet (SAD)! I am always so glad to know this work has been of value!

  3. By Eva on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    Indeed very helpful! I just started with food combing and I am already feeling so much better. And I can imagine that this will have a long-term impact for me and is not just another diet. What is hard to find are good recipes, I have found some here: Food Combining Recipes
    Best, Eva

  4. By Beth on May 30, 2011 | Reply

    The book, Fit for Life, has been around for a very long time (about twenty years). Its premise is proper food combining. The book has great recipes!

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