What are Food Combinations and What Are the Benefits for Those Who Have Digestive Problems?

What are Food Combinations and What Are the Benefits for Those Who Have Digestive Problems? - Our knowledge about food is still very lacking, especially if we add a combination of food, so it is possible only nutritionists know about the benefits and how to combine food properly and correctly.

What are Food Combinations and What Are the Benefits for Those Who Have Digestive Problems?

What is a Food Combination

Are you consistently bloated and bloated after heavy eating? If you do that, you might want to learn about the theory of combining food. Those who promote food combinations believe that certain foods can be eaten together to facilitate digestion while other foods should be avoided together because they have the potential to cause stomach ache.

This theory is related to the digestion time of certain foods. For example, a light, runny fruit may take 30 minutes to digest when a piece of chicken breast can take up to several hours. It is believed that fruit must wait in the digestive tract so that chicken can be digested and in the process can ferment, produce gas and even alcohol, and possibly digestive disorders.


Pay attention to the type of food

One of the main rules of combining food is eating fruit alone on an empty stomach, especially melons, including watermelons. It's okay to combine different varieties of fruits together as long as starchy fruits like bananas are not combined with very acidic fruits like lemon and lime.

Supporters of combining food also believe that starchy and protein foods should not be combined together because it takes a slightly different environment for the stomach to digest it and eat it together can cause poor digestion. 

So this means that a common combination of meat (protein) and potatoes (starch) cannot be eaten together if you follow the rules of combining food.

Fortunately, non-starchy vegetables such as green leafy vegetables, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans ... (etc.) can combine with protein or starch. So the food that is combined well might be a piece of salmon with steamed water spinach or brown rice with steamed broccoli.

There are many rules for combining food but the 3 most important are:

1. Eat Your Own Fruit with Empty Stomach 
2. Don't Combine Protein and Starch 
3. Non Starchy Vegetables can be Combined with Protein and Starch

Chewing Food Right

The theory also believes in chewing your food until it's almost liquid. The enzymes in your saliva begin to break down the food even before you swallow it, so this can greatly improve digestion.

The theory of combining food is rather controversial. Some people argue that there is no hard science behind the theory, while others really swear, and even claim that it helps them lose weight!

Increase Your Knowledge About Food Combinations

I have been a very strict food amalgamator for many years and I see an increase in my digestion.

Now, I am a little more relaxed with the rules but there are some that I rarely break. For example, I only eat melon alone on an empty stomach to avoid stomach aches.

Also, I don't eat a lot of desserts, especially those with dried fruit and nuts. Fruits don't join well with fat and protein in nuts and almost always give me gas and bloating.

Many combinations of foods require experimentation, you will quickly find out which combination is right for you and who isn't!

If you have digestive problems, combining food is a relatively easy and inexpensive treatment without side effects, it might be worth a try!

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