Have you heard of food combining?

In order to support your gut health, eating certain foods alone and/or together is the way to go!

Here’s a quick run-down of what foods you should eat together.

STARCHES AND VEGETABLES

Foods such as baked potatoes, sweet potatoes or sweet corn should be eaten alone, with a vegetable or with a small amount of fat. It is advised to eat starches {carbohydrates}, such as quinoa, buckwheat, brown rice, millet or amaranth only with vegetables as starches require different digestive enzymes than proteins.

PROTEIN AND VEGETABLES

Unlike starches, proteins require an acidic environment for ideal digestion, so it is best to eat protein with vegetables and a healthy fat. When you add a starch, you force your bodyโ€™s natural enzymes to compete to digest your food.

FRUIT

Fruit digests itself, passing through the digestive system within 20 minutes.  By eating fruit alone, you avoid fermentation occurring in the belly. Fermentation can lead to gas, rob you of energy and slow down your digestion.

If you’d like more information, download my quick reference guide on food combining on the FREE DOWNLOADS page here!

Until next time!

Yours in health and wellness,

Francine Alleyne (RHNPโ„ข)

Holistic Nutritionist, Registered Holistic Nutrition Practitionerโ„ข

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