Proper digestion is vital if we are to break foods down into their single nutrients to be used in the body for building blocks.
If food is not properly digested it can pass through the intestinal tract without being completely broken down, getting caught in the crevices causing toxic wastes that putrefy. Toxic particles then pass into the blood stream, where they can cause food allergies and toxic overload. Undigested food particles also become food for unfriendly bacteria in the bowel.
In order to assimilate the nutrients to feed the body’s many needs it MUST be properly digested.
All sugars slow down digestion when combined with other food categories. The secretion of gastric juices needed for the breakdown of protein is almost stopped by sugar. Sugar breaks down int he intestine and protein in the stomach. Sugar can be held up in the stomach by meat until it ferments and causes problems that may result in gas, bloating, and heartburn. Improper food combining can cause an uncoordinated flow of digestive juices and underproduction of digestive enzymes, thus impairing digestion.
Fruits/Sugars By itself, 30 minutes before or 2-3 hours after other foods
Proteins Not with sugars or fruit, With low starch vegetables. For some people, protein may be difficult to digest when combined with high starch vegetables unless supplementary digestive enzymes are taken.
Vegetables With proteins are OK and are OK with starches.
This information is for educational purposes and is not meant to diagnose or treat illness; to do so please consult a licensed physician.