Mixing the right food groups to eat helps you get the most from your meals while using the less energy at the same time. Food combining is eating foods in the same food groups, such as eating your Proteins apart from Carbohydrates. When eating Carbohydrates you can eat any vegetable, starchy or non-starchy, as well as irritants. When adding irritants they should be used sparingly. However when eating meals with protein, any of your non- starchy vegetables digest great together, but not your starchy vegetables.
(Irritants = Radishes, Onions, Shallots, Scallions, Garlic, Leeks) Please checkout the Food combining chart. Most everyone will benefit from Food Combination eating.
When eating proteins your digestive fluids need to be acidic to properly digest your food and get the nutrients. However when consuming Carbohydrates the digestive fluids need to be alkaline, so when mixing Proteins with Carbohydrates neither foods get properly digested, which causes one to become bloated, and get gas and overtime, can lead to disease. It also puts a greater demand on all parts of your body. So you end up using more energy, and receiving less from your food. So you get very little nourishment, which leaves you weak and tired most of the time. When it come to fruits (your berries are the best for you) always eat your fruit before anything else in your meal, starting with the acid fruit first then your semi- acid, and then your sweet fruit. If you eat your fruit after your main dish it will not digest, but it will putrefy. When eating melons never mix with anything else. There is an exception to eating your fruits with greens, such as spinach, chard, kale your green leafy vegetables.
Paul Nison’s book, Health according to the Scriptures is a great book to read and have your personal library. After reading Paul’s book, I tried it out and got great results. By changing to food combination diet, it removed gas I normally got when ever eating.
I don’t believe in separating the juice from the pulp, gives an in balance to much sugar and no fiber. You lose certain vitamins and minerals. If you want to blend your fruits and vegetables Just mix the whole fruit or veggies.
Here’s an example of a food chart you can put together to help organize your eating schedule.
If your having trouble understanding this, let me show you what I’am talking about.
As we look at the picture to the left, we have are proteins, with non starchy vegetables, great mix.
In the middle we have are fruits, always eat your acid fruits first, and when eating from your melon family do not mix with other fruits. And important never eat your fruits after a meal, always before.
Then on the right is are carbohydrates with any vegetables, I like mixing a multitude of veggies with brown rice, or lentils, or quinoa.