Your diet is the foundation on which everything else is built.
– Cynthia Perkins, M.Ed.
Ancient Nutrition describes ‘Food Combining’ as a way of eating that takes the ‘stress off of the digestive system by eating simple, appropriately portioned meals consisting of foods that work well when paired together.”
Some foods require different enzymes and take longer to digest than others. When the stomach receives varied foods at the same time, processing delays and digestive difficulties can arise.
The Living Proof Institute reminds that, “bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, … feeling digestive discomfort or fatigue after eating isn’t normal. In fact, after you eat you should feel energized, refreshed, and ready to take on the world,” which can happen more easily when,
- Fruits are eaten alone
- Proteins are eaten with leafy, green [non-starchy] vegetables
- Keeping digestive juices at full strength by avoiding liquids during meals
- Read more
As suggested in Succeed and Soar’s first Thanksgiving post,, “Traditions change. Now, some celebrate Friendsgiving.” Should food cornucopias prove too tempting, one Thanksgiving over-doing remedy could involve letting the digestive system recover while giving the body an internal tune up like the Seneca Fast. It involves eating fruits one day, drinking teas the next. Enjoy vegetables the third day. The fourth and last day, nourish and restore with vegetable broths.
Here’s more detailed information:
Free, Food Combining charts
- How Food is Digested – Length 02:24
- Food Combining Basics – Length: 08:41
- How Long [Different] Foods Stay in The Stomach – Length 02:20
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All information offered here is meant to encourage, refresh, enrich creative thinking and inspire. With a Masters Degree in Fine Arts, Sandra Gould Ford is an artist, author, educator and former steelworker who intends to lift hearts and spirits, our awareness and humanity.
Know that information explored here may be time sensitive and could have been updated. This material prescribes neither drugs nor therapies. Further, this brief post cannot cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic responses, adverse effects or appropriateness for any individual.
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