What is food combining? Why say it is important?
In order to digest foods, the body needs enzymes. For each type of food (such as starches, fibers, dairy products, proteins, etc), different enzymes are needed.
The problem is that each type of enzyme requires a particular environment in order to work. Starches and proteins, for example, are not a compatible combination and none of the foods will be properly digested. Leftovers impede the normal absorption of nutrients and decompose in the body, releasing toxins and feeding poisonous microorganisms.
Here are the very basic food combination rules:
Fruits: eat alone on an empty stomach
Starches: can be eaten with non-starchy vegetables
Meat: best to avoid, but it can also be combined with non-starchy vegetables
Nuts & Seeds: alone or with raw vegetables
Lemons, leafy greens, oils: combine with any category
Click here to download the Alkaline Diet Exposed Food Combining Chart [opens in a new window], which contains detailed information, and use it daily when preparing your meals. Applying just the food combining principles will make a great difference in terms of digestion, health and well-being.