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4. Food combinations

Fruits

Fruit should be consumed before a meal or snack (at 10h or 17h)
Raw fruit only passes quickly through the stomach and is quickly assimilated into the intestine.
If it is consumed during the meal or dessert, it remains trapped in the stomach for several hours while proteins are broken down and acidifies the “bolus”.
The consequences are difficult digestion, fermentation and bloating.

  • Exceptions: enzyme rich foods
  • Pineapple and papaya are "useful" for meals rich in meat
  • Bananas for meals rich in starchy foods
  • And fresh apple in all cases
Avoid Milk + Tea/Coffee

The tannin content in coffee or tea precipitates the milk protein and makes it indigestible. Thus a regular intake of coffee or tea with dairy products tires the digestive organs and causes abnormal fatigue.
Bad combinations: coffee or tea with milk, tea and yoghurt, tea + cereals with milk, coffee and cheese.

Avoid acidic foods and starches

The acidity inhibits the secretion of ptyalin the enzyme needed to digest starches.
Bad combinations: Tomatoes + rice, pasta + tomato sauce, lemon pie, cereal + yogurt. Digestion of the protein in an acidic environment instantly blocks the digeston of starch.
Bad mixtures: rice + fish, red meat or poultry + pasta.

Avoid high protein content + high starch content foods

  • High protein: meat, fish, poultry, eggs in large quantities, seafood, cheese cooked in large quantities
  • High starch: bread, pasta, rice, cereals (whole or not)
  • Low protein algae, mushrooms, bean sprouts, legumes, tofu, almonds, walnuts, an egg, a small amount of cheese
  • Low starch: pumpkin, chestnuts, potatoes, sweet potatoes, crackers, cereal flakes

Prefer:
Very low protein + high starch: egg + rice, soy or mushroom + pasta or cereal
High protein + low starch: fish / meat / poultry + potato

Good combinations at the same meal

High protein or cooked raw vegetables + low starch
or low proteins / high starch + lipids
Or grains + legumes in the proportion of 2/3 grain and third pulses
Possibly finish with cooked fruit.

The benefit of raw foods at the start of meals

Starting a meal with a raw food: fruit, vegetables, sprouts, prevents a leukocyte reaction, namely the increase in the number of white blood cells (leukocytes), a phenomenon which penalizes the immune system.
This phenomenon does not occur if the food contains at least 80% of raw foods and is reduced if the meal begins with a large proportion of raw.

Suggestions : cold soup, beef Carpaccio, sea bream tartar, raw (dry-cured) ham, pickled vegetables garnished with sprouts (high enzyme content), vegetable juices (low fibre content for fragile intestines), fruit salad...
Not to mention fresh herbs: parsley, basil, mint, chives, coriander ….

Associations Table

 

FRUITS

CHEESE

HIGH ANIMAL PROTEIN

LOW PLANT PROTEIN

HIGH STARCH

LOW STARCH

VEGETABLES

FRUITS

 

YES

NO

NO

NO

NO

YES

CHEESE

YES

 

NO

NO

YES

YES

YES

HIGH ANIMAL PROTEIN

NO

NO

 

NO

NO

YES

YES

LOW PLANT PROTEIN

NO

NO

NO

 

YES

YES

YES

HIGH STARCH

NN

YES

NO

YES

NON

YES

LOW STARCH

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

 

YES

VEGETABLES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

 

For an optimal supply of essential proteins, mix 1/5 pulses with 4/5 grains.

Cereals

Legumes

With gluten:
  • Wheat
  • Oat
  • Rye
  • Barley

Gluten free:

  • Rice, quinoa
  • Millet, buckwheat, amaranth
  • Corn

 

  • Soy
  • Peas
  • Azukis
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Beans

Not to mention freshwater algae, oilseeds and fungi also rich in amino acids.

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