Our digestion starts in the mouth meaning that it is fundamental to chew food well and mix it properly with saliva. What you might not know is that success for a good digestion is also associated with food combining. In other words, not all foods should be eaten together.
Probably you have already heard that watermelon and wine don´t combine well, but there are plenty of other examples, so today I am going to share with you the main rules regarding food combining:
1.Animal protein (e.g., fish, meat, eggs) don´t combine well with grains (e.g., rice, wheat) or high-starch vegetables (e.g., pumpkin, potatoes)
2. Low-starch vegetables (e.g.,broccoli, lettuce) combine with practically anything: protein, grains or high-starch vegetables
3. Fruit is best eaten alone or 30-60 minutes before meals
4. Acid fruits (e.g., oranges, kiwis) combine best with sub-acid fruits (e.g., apples, mangoes)
5. Sweet fruits (e.g., bananas, figs) combine best with sub-acid fruits
6. Acid fruits don´t combine well with sweet fruits
7. Melons and watermelons should be eaten alone
Now that you have learned the main rules is there anything you should change in your diet?
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