The 10 commandments of food combining & dining.
1. Consume food and beverage at room temperature - hot and cold temperatures alter enzyme activity and thus affect digestion and tax the body.
2. Avoid drinking 30 minutes before and 2 to 3 hours after eating.
3. Avoid combining protein and starch.
4. Avoid eating more than one type of protein at a time (this does NOT mean you cannot combine more than one variety of nuts or seeds at a meal). Same goes for fat: KEEP IT SIMPLE.
5. Avoid combining more than one fat/protein. For example, don’t use avocado, oil and nuts in a dressing; choose just one of these.
6. Eat fruit only with other similar types of fruit. Also, eat fruit only on occasion and when not facing a health challenge. You may combine sweet fruit with sub-acid fruit and sub- acid fruit with acid fruit, but avoid combining acid fruit with sweet fruit.
7. Eat melon alone or only with other types of melon.
8. Avocados go well with either vegetables or fruit, as do onions, garlic, flowers and some herbs.
9. Eat greens and veggies with EITHER avocado OR nuts and seeds OR starchy foods.
10. It is always best to combine as few ingredients as possible for ideal digestion. In the wild, would you expect to find a banana tree next to an apple tree next to an onion plant, or a macadamia nut tree next to a head of romain lettuce? Wild animals usually eat one food at a time, as did humans for thousand of years before food-processing technologies.
BREATH…CHEW…SAVOR…AND BE THANKFUL WHEN YOU EAT…IT WILL HELP YOUR DIGESTION AND YOUR SPIRIT!
Taken from Healthful Cuisine by Anna Maria Clement