Proponents of Food Combining Advocate the following Principles:

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The most important rule, is this: Don’t mix starch foods with protein foods at the same meal.

Here are the other principles which proponents of food combining adhere to:

1) Eat starches and acids at separate meals. Acids neutralize the alkaline medium required for starch digestion and the result is indigestion and fermentation.

Eat starches and acids at separate meals

2) Eat carbohydrate foods and protein foods at separate meals. Protein foods require an acid medium for digestion.

Eat carbohydrate foods and protein foods

3) Eat only one kind of protein food at a meal.

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4) Eat proteins and acid foods at separate meals. The acids of acid foods inhibit the secretion of the digestive acids required for protein digestion. Undigested proteins putrefy in bacterial decomposition and produces some potent poisons.

 proteins and acid foods

5) Eat proteins and fats at separate meals. Some foods, especially nuts, are over 50% fat and require hours for digestion.

proteins and fats

6) Eat proteins and sugars (fruits) at separate meals.

proteins and fats

7) Eat starchy foods and sugars (fruits) at separate meals. Fruits undergo no digestion in the stomach and are held up if eaten with foods which require digestion in the stomach.

starchy foods and sugars

8) . Eat melons alone. Melons combine with almost no other food.

melons alon

9. Forget the desserts. Eaten on top of meals they lie heavy on the stomach, requiring no digestion there, and ferment. Bacteria turn them into alcohols, acetic acids and vinegars.

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