Last post we covered “What is Food Combining and how can it help me?”

What is Food Combining and how can it help me

Now let’s give just a few simple examples:

Protein and Carbohydrate Concentrated Foods:

Protein and carbohydrate concentrated foods.

Breakdown of protein requires an acid medium, therefore,
digestion of protein dense animal products requires high levels of hydrochloric acid. Since digestion of carbohydrate dense foods requires exactly the opposite environment, an alkaline medium,  in order to be broken down, high  carbohydrate foods that have been mixed with high protein foods will not digest but will sit there fermenting, producing indigestion, bloating and gas.

American diet is full of sugar and fat

Since this fermentation of carbohydrates will inhibit the digestion of the protein,even more gas, bloating and discomfort will be produced. This makes the typical  American meal, composed of a large chunk of meat alongside bread and potatoes, a recipe for digestive disaster.

Fruits:

fruits

Fruit digests very quickly(4) and should always be eaten alone (with the exception of pairing with greens which is fine). It’s extremely cleansing and excellent to eat at breakfast, while the bodyis still in cleansing mode after a night of fasting.  Always eat fruit on an empty stomach at the beginning of the day. 

Otherwise, the fruit will get backed up behind another slower digesting food, and will sit in the stomach putrefying, turning what was once a cleansing, beautifying cocktail of nutrition into a toxic, aging, energy drain.  I’ll go into further detail in a future post on how this resulting “toxic sludge” gets permanently baked into the body’s 98.6F environment- just one reason cleansing requires an ongoing lifestyle in order to remove years of toxicity from the body.

toxic sludge

We will continue to expand upon the applications and processes of proper Food Combining in future posts where we will  include some sample daily menu following these guidelines and even a list of basic benefits you can easily share with your family and friends. Stay tuned…

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Sources:

1. How to Always be Well by Dr. William Howard Hay
2. Fit for Life by Harvey Diamond
3. Food Combining Made Easy, Herbert Shelton
4. //lytnyc.com/pdfs/foodComboChart_03.09.11.pdf