The Science Behind Food Combining Theory

science-behind-food-combiningAfter you see the explanation about Food Combining on our post, here is the theory behind it.
The technical name of this scientific theory of food combining is

Trophology, and there are 5 Major food groups on the Trophology Chart:

  • Proteins (Meat, Dairy, Eggs, Beans & Nuts)
  • Carbohydrates (Starches, Fruits & Sugars)
  • Fruits (Acid Fruits & Sweet Fruits)
  • Fats (Animal & Vegetable)
  • Vegetables (Non-Starchy & Mildly Starchy)

The philosophy behind this eating plan is a simple biology, here is a quick explanation of the groups, which will map out the basics to learning what foods mix well with others, and which foods should never be eaten together.


Proteins are Meats, Dairy, Eggs, Beans & Nuts.  They require Pepsin & Hydrochloric acid to digest effectively, and this atmosphere must be maintained for several hours.  Protein is a very complex food group, and for the most part only mixed-well with vegetables.  However, not all proteins are the same.


Carbohydrates, on the other hand, desires an Alkali or Base atmosphere to be digested effectively, so our bodies secrete ptyalin into our saliva to break them down.  Carbohydrates require the completely opposite chemicals from Proteins to be digested.


Fruits are essentially Carbohydrates, however some fruits are acidic and some are sweet.  None of the fruit types mixed-well with any other food.  Don’t take this the wrong way, fruits are very healthy for you but their chemical make-up does not interact well with any of the other food groups, so they should be eaten alone as a snack, dessert or meal.



There are 2 types of veggies: Non-Starchy and Mildly Starchy.  Both types mix well with the Proteins and Carbohydrates, although this plan will detail the best veggies for you to eat to boost your metabolism and flush your system as quickly as possible. You do not like eat veggies? Try hard to love them from now on.


There are two sources of fats: it is from Meat or Vegetable.  Fats are fine to ingest in moderation, and you must include some fats in your daily  food consumption to lose weight.  The healthiest type of fats to be eaten is from the vegetable fat, but you can get it with either if used sparingly and by combining them with the correct foods.