Do’s and Don’ts in Food Combining

There are some Do’s and Don’ts that needs to be followed if you want a result of food combining method. Please look through those items below:
THE DON’TS:

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Avoid combining Proteins and Carbohydrates!  If an acid and a base are combined together in the stomach, digestion screeches to a halt, foods & chemicals combine and become sludge in your system where now they can sit and ferment for days just like adding sugar to a gas tank. DO NOT mix Proteins & Starches in a single meal. However, not all proteins have the same digestive requirements. So, be careful!

Red Meats, which are Beef & Lamb should NEVER be eaten with a carbohydrate or starch.  White Meats, (Chicken Pork and Fish) can be eaten with Carbohydrates or starches but should be reserved to Whole Grain types of carbs.


Don’t Eat Fruits
with other food groups.  They should be eaten alone on an empty stomach, as a meal or snack.

Don’t Drink Milk! Milk should be given up at all costs. It doesn’t combine well with anything, and slows or stops the normal digestion process.

Don’t Drink Soda or Pop:  Carbonated Sweet drinks are horrible for us and so are their diet counter parts. You should avoid these drinks as much as possible.

Don’t Eat Desserts right after your meal!  You can have sweets, try to find types of sweets that are low in Saturated Fats and Trans Fats, but eat them an hour or two after your meal.

Don’t Drink Alcohol during the week!  If you need a cocktail in the evening, you can get a glass of wine and the best is a Red Wine.  If you know you are going to drink, it will be very helpful to drink Green Tea before and after you drink in order to cleanse yourself of the effects.

Here are things you should do, THE DO’s:

eat-the-foodEat Yogurt a couple times a day!  Eating 18 ounces of yogurt a day will boost your energy, give you bone building calcium and flush your body of fat.

Use Fats & Oils With Foods! Limit the quantities used as they could slow down the process of digestion, but you have to eat fat to lose fat, and choosing the correct fats is key!  Please choose the good one!

Drink Lots of Water!  Water flushes our bodies, getting rid of impurities, keeping us hydrated, and also, it helps to keep us looking younger.

Eat High Fiber Vegetables Each Day!  Fibrous veggies help cleanse our system quickly and rid our bodies of  putrefied waste.

Select More Raw Foods Over Prepared Packaged Foods!  When Shopping for ingredients for your meal it is always a better decision to choose Fresh or Raw foods over the canned or packaged foods. Prepared foods tend to be loaded in preservatives, saturated fats and chemicals our bodies have trouble breaking down causing them to ferment and putrefy.

Use More Whole Grain Carbohydrates!  Whole Grain forms of Carbs have higher levels of fiber in them, and fiber cancels out a portion of the total Carbohydrates of the food.

 

Source: http://thescienceofeating.com/food-combining-how-it-works/

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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

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

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 

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.

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Vegetables

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.

Fats

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.

 

 

Source: http://thescienceofeating.com/food-combining-how-it-works/

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FOOD COMBINING

What is that?

So you want to lose weight?  Do you think you have tried everything?  Seems that you have wasted your time on all those diets…because they don’t work.

One thing that you should do is, change your lifestyle. Food combining talks about how our body digest our food intake, and it is based totally on Science.

food-combiningThis is not about giving up the foods you love!  You may eat every food you want, but please make sure those foods will pass through your body quickly, without retaining extra calories.  Moreover, some of them can help to remove fat from your body, and cleanse your digestive track of putrefied waste that store in your intestines, which causing you to feel bloated, nauseous, gassy, & sluggish.
You also need to know what happen with the foods we eat and how our bodies process them during digestion. Do you believe that eating certain foods together cause toxic in our body?  It’s true.  Some foods we eat together during a normal dinner, probably will start shutting down our digestion as soon as they are put in our mouth.  This is why after a meal you can feel bloated, tired, and sick to your stomach.

“Meat & Potatoes”, “Burgers & Fries” or an “Eggs & Toast” menu, the side dishes and dessert!?  Sure, you can still have these foods, but you need to learn when to eat them and what is the best combination among them so your meals do not stick around in your body longer than necessary, and cause weight gain and illness.

We will share the series of Food Combining, please check those out!

 

Source: http://thescienceofeating.com/food-combining-how-it-works/

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Broccoli

Here we are, let’s getting more familiar to the world healthiest vegetable, the Broccoli. This kind of veggie is from cabbage family whose mostly green flower head just like cauliflower.

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Broccoli

Do you know why it is called broccoli? It comes from Italian language for plural form of the flowering crest of cabbage, broccolo. And also, this vegetable is classified in Italica group of the species Brassica Oleracea.

Many people think broccoli is always in green color, but the fact is, there is another variety which also has different color, for example the Sicilian Broccoli which has purple color for the flower head.

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Sicilian (purple) Broccoli

Most of people will cook broccoli by boiling, steaming, or sauté. Some of them also like to eat it raw as salad, or even they make it as broccoli soup or stew.

How about you? Do you like broccoli? Or you don’t like it?

If you are curious why most people love to eat broccoli so much, read these a bunch advantages from eating broccoli, it will change your mind and start to like eating it.

  1. Broccoli helps us fight cancer

Some researches prove that broccoli can really help to prevent cancer, especially lung cancer, colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, and breast cancer. It is because this vegetable contains sulforaphane, a sulfur-containing which gives cruciferous vegetables (like cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage) a bitter bite, this compound gives the vegetable a cancer-fighting power. In addition, broccoli also has folate which has been proved can decrease the risk of breast cancer.

  1. Improve digestion and natural detoxification

This green flower head vegetable has natural fiber in it, which helps our digestion system, so it can prevent us from colon cancer cell. It also helps our body to do detoxification by flash away all the toxins that has come to our body. Moreover, its fiber can draw cholesterol out of our body, so broccoli can help to reduce your cholesterol level. Then, this fiber will also help to lose weight. It means broccoli is a smart choice to be inserted in your diet menu.

  1. Reducing allergic reaction and inflammation

Due broccoli contains significant amount of omega 3 fatty acids; it can help to reduce inflammation. And also there is kaemmpferol in it which has been proved by some researches that can lessen the impact of allergy-related substances on your body.

  1. Containing a lot of Vitamins and antioxidant

Broccoli is a vegetable which contains antioxidant the most, and also the most source of vitamin C. No wonder, this veggie can also boost up your energy level and alkalize our body as well as give contribution on our bone health.

So, what are you waiting for? Start to cook and eat broccoli NOW for healthier life!

 

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