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The Nerdy Part of Food Combining

The Nerdy Part of Food Combininggut

I’m a fan of food combining; something I learned of while on B.E.D to heal yeast overgrowth. Now, years later I continue to do this with most of my meals and I swear by practicing this one principle is the main reason I rarely feel bloated or get stomach issues.

Proper food combining happens when you eat compatible foods (a.k.a. go well with each other). In nerdy terms of digestive chemistry the term proper food combining means “what foods to eat with what”.

Different food groups (starches, protein, fruit) require different digestion times and different gastric juices to break ’em down. Sound complicated? It’s not! I’ve food combined for years, so do my kids 🙂

For example, in order to digest properly …. starches need carbohydrate-splitting enzymes. Proteins need protein-splitting enzymes.

When food isn’t properly combined (i.e. eating fruit with meat), the gastric juices in your stomach neutralize each other and lead to inefficient digestion. Food also remains in stomach and intestines for long periods of time; fermenting, putrefying, and creating toxins that can equal bloating, pressure, and flatulence :O

Signs of poor digestion

  • Bloating
  • Gas
  • Heartburn
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach Pains
  • Weight Gain
  • Poor Absorption of Nutrients
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Great example of bad food combining!

Basically, no matter how healthy your food may be…if you’re combining it poorly it can become toxic once in your stomach and intestines. And cause you indigestion and discomfort.

Our body has to work much harder to digest poor food combinations. In this way we jeopardize our health and healing as our body and immune system is preoccupied with digesting hard-to-eat foods.FCC-06-17-2012

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