Many people are frequently experiencing bloating, gas, indigestion and stomach upset after eating.

Besides eating too fast and not chewing your food one of the most common issues is improper food combining. After being with a group of people from around the world at a health seminar it seemed like a great time to share some tips on food combining made easy.

Better Digestion

Green Leafy Veggies Food CombiningOften the issues people face regarding eating upsets is caused by eating too fast and drinking too much liquid during the meal. An easy beginning to better digestion is to invest the time to sit and chew your food properly. This means chewing the food until it is ground down into minute particles that will be easy to digest and absorb.

Be sure to consume your liquids at least 30 minutes prior to your meal to avoid washing your food down and diluting your stomach digestive acids.

Food combining is the concept of understanding the digestive process and eating foods at the same meal that are more compatible and digest well together.

Combinations to Avoid

Let’s discuss the foods that do not combine well first. Meat (red, white, fish and carbohydrates such as fruit or starchy carbohydrates (bread, potato, rice) do not combine and digest well together.

The carbohydrates take a short time whereas the meats take a very long time and strong acidic environment. Likewise starchy carbohydrates and fruits do not digest well since they use a very different digestion process.

Food Combinations that Work Best

What does work well is to use alkaline green leafy plants (spinach, lettuce, chard, dandelion, arugula, cabbage) in conjunction with each of the main three different groups.

Therefore green leafy plants go with all meats, or fruits or starchy carbohydrates. This simple tip will help you begin to incorporate the concepts of Food Combining Made Easy.

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