Food Combining

Food Combining

We all digest foods at various rates and in various acid/alkaline environments, like automobiles that have varying levels of acceleration and speed. If you put a slow vehicle in front of a faster one on a one-lane road, the faster one must proceed slowly in order to prevent an accident. With food in the digestive system, the faster food crashes into the slow food and causes an accident in the form of indigestion, bloating and poor assimilation. It is therefore good to know how to combine foods so that meals require as little time as possible in the digestive system; assisting in proper digestion, assimilation, and elimination of each food eaten. Try it out and see how much better you feel!

The Basic food combining Groups

Proteins (average digestion time = 4hrs)
– Seeds
– Nuts

Starches (average digestion time is 3hrs)
– Sprouted grains (Amaranth, barley, millet, quinoa, rye, teff…)
– Sprouted Legumes (Chickpeas, red beans, fava beans…)
– Hard winter squashes
– Sweet potatoes and yams

Vegetables (Average digestion time is 2.5hrs)
– Sprouted greens (Alfalfa, buckwheat, pea greens, radish, sunflower greens…)
– Fruit vegetables (cucumber, red bell-pepper, zucchini…)
– Leafy greens (Arugula, asparagus, broccoli, bok choy, cauliflower, celery, chard, kale, lettuce, spinach…)
– Low starch root vegetables (Jicama, carrots, parsnips, radishes, turnips…)

Fruits (average digestion time 15-30mins, expect for melons its 2hrs)
– Acid (Grapefruit, lemons, oranges, pomegranates, strawberries…)
– Sub acid (Apple, apricots, most berries, grapes, kiwis, mangos, pears, peaches…)
– Sweet (Bananas, all dried fruit…)
– Melons

Food Combinations

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