THE BASIC RULES OF FOOD COMBINING
1. Do not eat proteins and starches
together. Your body requires an acid base to digest proteins and an alkaline
base to digest starches. Proteins and starches combine well with green, leafy
vegetables and non-starchy vegetables, but they do not combine well with each other.
2. Generally fruits should be eaten
alone or with other fruits. If fruits seem too sweet, then eat a handful of nuts
(80% fruit, 20% nuts). Fruits digest so quickly that by the time they reach your
stomach, they are already partially digested. If they arc combined with other
foods, they will rot and ferment.
3. Melons digest faster than any
other food. Therefore, you should never
eat melons with any other food including other fruits. Always eat melons
on their own.
4. Do not mix acid and/or sub-acid
fruits with sweet fruits at the same meal. Acid fruits, such as grapefruits,
pineapple, and strawberries, can be mixed with sub-acid fruits, such as apples, grapes, and peaches, but neither of these
categories can be mixed with sweet fruits, such as bananas, dates, or raisins.
5. Eat only four to six different
fruits or vegetables at one meal.
6. Fats and oils combine with everything (except
fruits) but should be used in limited amounts because while they won't inhibit digestion, they will slow it down.
7. Wait the following lengths of time between
meals that don't combine:
a. Two hours after
b. Three hours
after eating starches.
c. Four hours
after eating proteins.
FOR FOOD COMBINING
If you eat PROTEIN and STARCH during the same meal, eat some legumes.
If you eat NUTS, eat an acid fruit with them.
If you still eat DAIRY, make sure to eat an acid fruit.
If youove overloaded on PASTA, eat an apple the next morning.
If you've eaten too much PROTEIN, eat papaya the next morning.
If you've, eaten too much SUGAR, eat grapes the next morning.
If you've eaten too much SALT, eat watermelon the next morning.