Food combining is a simple process that makes a big impact on how we feel after eating, how well our food is absorbed, and the overall health of our digestive systems.
Have you ever had indigestion after eating?
If you have burps that sometimes burn, this is actually due to fermentation. When we combine foods that require different enzymes and stomach acid pH to properly digest, we end up with digestive confusion.
When we eat cooked foods, there is a greater chance for digestive confusion because the food no longer has enzymes or the proper chemical messengers to let the body know how to contribute to the digestive process. You see, nature designed chemistry in food to help us out. When we cook food we forgo this help. That means we need to be extra careful how we combine food and even take enzymes so that we don’t use more than we need to.
When we eat food as nature intended, in a whole, uncooked form, then we get those messengers and are able to safely eat most things together in one meal. It’s important to be of aware of proper food combining, especially in cases of weak digestive systems and according to some blood type characteristics.
If you have always eaten a standard, overcooked, improperly combined, western diet you may have a weak digestive system.
Following proper digestive rules means you can heal and get strong again.
Do you suffer from indigestion or acid reflux with one or more meals a day?
Then following simple food combining rules, along with taking 3-4 digestive enzymes per meal, will help you immensely! Do you have an A or AB blood type? You also will want to take the enzymes with each meal and be sure to follow food combining rules.
The simple rules are as follows:
- Eat fruit at the beginning of the day and with no other food types. See the chart below to learn which fruits can be eaten together and which should be eaten alone. Wait at least an hour before eating any other type of food.
- Do not overeat any foods. Take deep breaths every few bites. Put your fork down and chew your food until it’s liquified. Digestion starts in the mouth. Eating slowly will give the body time to process and produce the feeling of satiety so you know when to stop. This takes about 15-20 minutes.
- Do not combine grains with high protein foods. These food require completely different digestive enzymes and stomach acid pH.
- Eat protein rich food between noon and 6pm when your stomach acid is the strongest. If you are a vegan then there are not as many protein combining rules you need to worry about, especially if you eat your veggies raw.
- Do not eat within 2 hours of bed so that your food is digested from the stomach and your immune system can use that energy for healing, cleansing, and repairing while you sleep.
- Take a supportive digestive blend medical grade essential oil that you know is safe to ingest. Essential oils provide so many healing qualities. If you’d like to learn more please feel free to email me. I have many inspiring testimonials to share with you.
Remember, when we can eat the majority of our food in it’s natural, uncooked, state we open up more varieties and safe combinations of food that offer even greater nutrient extraction. Try to eat a minimum of 51% raw and ideally 80% raw each meal to get the most out of the food you eat, the time you took to prepare it, and the money you spent to buy it.
I’ve added some great reading resources below to help you dial in even more on the best things to know when you eat your meals.
To your health!