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for that matter, is to make energy available. We need to limit the spoiling or fermentation of the foods we eatso that our organs won’t be impeded in their operations by un-eliminated, toxic metabolic waste, which is the major cause of overweight, illness and aging. To digest efficiently, we must pay attention to which foods are combined at a meal, especially breakfast, and to how much time elapses between meals. ost of us eat starch and protein at every meal. This causes digestive juices to neutrali!e each other. We dilute the en!ymes needed for digestion by drinking beverages with the meal. nd we top it all off with a fruit or sugar-containing dessert which ferments everything we just ate. meal like this becomes barely usable if at all, and the body then uses an enormous amount of energy to completea massive cleanup and elimination of these ruined contents from its digestive system. When it comes to food combining, there are

different opinions. #dgar $aycesaid in a number of readings not to have citrus fruits with cereal, and not to have starch and protein in the same meal. %opular nutritionist &ary ull doesn’t adhere to food combining( )e readily adds nuts and raisins into hot cereal recipes. acrobiotics have a diet of grains *mostly brown rice+, cooked vegetables and fish, all of which they will combine in one meal. They don’t have fruit unless cooked, and eat few raw foods. atural hygienists are vegan, so no animal products are included in their diet. They don’t eat much grain, absolutely no refined foods including bread, and raw food is the ruleas a group, they are generally very slender. ood needs vary, and digestive systems and metabolic rates are different, so for

some, certain foods/combinations may never be eaten *some cannot eat apples, or nuts or beans even if they are soaked+, yet at other times the same individuals have no reaction to these foods. 0oosely based on natural hygiene, the general rules of proper food combining discussed by )arvey and arilyn 1iamond in their book,

. cid *citrus+, sub-acid *apples, peaches, etc.+ and sweet fruits *banana, dried fruits, etc.+ should not be combined as they have different digestivetimes3 cid 45-67 minutes( sub-acid 87 minutes( sweet 4 hour, melon 4 hour. 9prouted or soaked nuts and seeds are pre-digested, and may be eaten with fruit for some individuals( avocado combines well with acid *includes tomatoes+ and sub-acid fruits. These additions will increase digestion time. elon should be eaten alone, and different melons should not be combined. *6+

%rotein uses stomach acid for digestion and starch needs alkaline digestive en!ymes. This means the standard dishes of steak and potatoes, meatballs and spaghetti, fish and rice are not good combinations. :ice and beans are permitted, however, because beans have a natural combination of both starch and protein. )owever, beans are notoriously difficult to digest. When protein and starch are eaten at the same meal the digestive en!ymes neutrali!e each other, and it could take ;-46 hours to clean out the toxic undigested food, which may eventually be converted to fat and remain stored in fat cells. *8+

This means either steak or potatoes, meatballs or spaghetti, cheese or bread, and have vegetables and/or salad with it. Two proteins should never be eaten together as the body will need different sets of amino acids to break them down, using a lot of energy. Two starches may be eatentogether, however, because they are easier to digest, although 4 starch is better. 1iamond says the myth of needing animal protein is a hard one to dispel… that theamino acids in vegetables and fruits are more abundant than those in animal products and easier to assimilate, that we stress ourselves eating far too much protein, and that we have an amino acid pool from which the body takes whatever additional aminos are needed. The protein myth is perpetuated by exceedingly powerful meat and dairy lobbies. *uate consumption of high water content food. $ayce said have a big salad for lunch, or a smaller salad with both lunch and dinner. The concentrated food should be as a side dish, so a small piece of meat with plenty of vegetables and salad, or a dish of pasta and vegetables, where ?7@ is vegetables, 87@ pasta. *5+

, unless it is a nutritional part of the meal, like a green vegetable juice, otherwise it dilutes and washes out digestive en!ymes. Ae sure coffee or tea are plain if you must drink them with or near a meal, or use li>uid stevia, an herbal sweetener, which has no affect on digestion. *B+

. The reason for this is that there are 8 natural body cycles3 noon – ;pm for appropriation *eating and digestion+( ;pm –

6 hours after salad or raw vegetables( 8 hours after a well-combined meal without animal products, < hours after a properly combined meal with animal products( ;-46 hours after any improperly combined meal or where you have eaten too much food and/or drink. Cf you aren"t active, you may need more time between meals. 0isten to your body.