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.
Proteins and 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 to the left. 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. When mixing Proteins with Carbohydrates neither food gets properly digested, which causes one to become bloated, and get gas and over time, can lead to disease. It also puts a greater demand on all parts of your body. This means 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 comes 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 in your personal library.
I don’t believe in separating the juice from the pulp because it gives an imbalance – too much sugar and no fiber. You also lose certain vitamins and minerals. If you want to blend your fruits and vegetables, just mix the whole fruit or veggies.
Fermented foods are great to help keep things in balance by giving you important friendly bacteria for your gut and building up your immune system They are rich in probiotics which are so needed in our diets to have optimized health.
Use fermented vegetables and there’s a large variety to pick from. You can use a single vegetable, or use a mixture with a fermented veggie as cabbage, which is a very popular one.
I love to use Bragg’s ACV with honey to start the day with. Also available are several fermented beverages such as coconut kefir, fermented whey, and kombucha.